Associate Professor | Distinguished Teaching Fellow | Founder and Faculty Director, Berkeley Fintech Program | Lead Fintech Researcher, Wells Fargo Lab for Banking & Financial Services
Accounting

Pioneering research on financial-based solutions to real-world problems


About

Professor Konchitchki is an expert in the interdisciplinary links between corporate financial reporting, capital markets, stock valuation, macroeconomics, and financial & information systems technology. His work focuses on the modeling and resolution of real-life problems and challenges with the goal of enhancing decision making.

He is a full-time tenured associate professor at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. Among other roles, he is a Professional Macro Forecaster for the Federal Reserve as well as the Founder and Faculty Director of the Berkeley Fintech Program.

His PhD is from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, and he also holds a CPA license and an MSc from Stanford’s Statistics. Before receiving his PhD, he worked a number of years as a Senior Economist as well as a CPA, auditor, and Senior Financial Analysis Expert for PricewaterhouseCoopers.

He has vast experience in academia and industry, including in financial reporting & analysis, economic modeling, programming, audit, litigation, forecasting, managerial accounting, and Fintech. He is the founding father of Macro-Accounting, a new research field that he has helped establish and coined its term in his early PhD days at Stanford. Currently, he conducts pioneering research on financial-based solutions to real-world problems, benefiting economics, finance, accounting, and related disciplines.

His work is widely recognized through awards and honors, such as World’s Top 40 Under 40 Professors, Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award, 2021 Favorite MBA Professors, American Accounting Association’s Best Paper Award, Bakar Faculty Fellow, Distinguished Teaching Fellow, Hellman Fellow for Distinguished Research Excellence, Schwabacher Fellow, Cheit Award for Teaching Excellence, Thompson Teaching & Learning Innovation Award, Stanford GSB’s Jaedicke Merit Award for Outstanding Academic Achievements, Special Program for Outstanding Merits & School of Economics’ Research Prize, among others.

His research is published in top-tier academic & professional journals, and he has been invited to present at several world’s top academic institutions, investment institutions, research seminars at technology and litigation companies, hedge funds, venture capital firms, & national security intelligence forums (e.g., U.S. Cyber Command).

He advises global executives on strategy, innovation, corporate financial and risk matters, and how the macroeconomy affects their companies (i.e., inflation/interest rate risks; cash flow sensitivities).

Expertise and Research Interests

  • Inflation; Federal Reserve; Monetary Policy
  • GDP; Interest Rates
  • Financial-based Solutions to Real-World Problems
  • Interdisciplinary Capital Markets
  • Financial Reporting
  • Forecasting Firm/Industry/Macro Performance
  • Financial Technology (Fintech), Innovation, and Related Decision Making
  • Macro-Accounting
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Technology/Information Systems
  • Corporate Transparency
  • Macroeconomics
  • Valuation
  • Asset Pricing