Tenured Associate Professor | Distinguished Teaching Fellow | Faculty Director, UC Berkeley Haas Center for Financial Reporting and Management
Prof. Yaniv Konchitchki is a full-time tenured associate professor at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. He received his PhD in Business Administration from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, and MSc in Statistics from Stanford’s Statistics Department. He also holds a CPA license. Before receiving his PhD, he worked a number of years as a CPA and Senior Financial Analysis Expert for PwC, and as an Economist for Israel’s Securities Authority. He is also a military Special Forces veteran, as a soldier and commander.
He is a founding father of Macro-Accounting, a new interdisciplinary research field that he has helped develop, with related research widely recognized such as through the American Accounting Association’s Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award and the Best Paper Award. Examples of topics his research covers include inflation; technology/information systems; economic fluctuations & growth (i.e., GDP); monetary policy (including cost of capital/discount rates/interest rate dynamics); alternative data; & national accounting.
Overall, his research expertise is in corporate financial reporting and analysis, interdisciplinary capital markets, valuation, financial technology (Fintech) & innovation, and macroeconomics. His work focuses on the modeling and the resolution of real-world problems with the goal of enhancing decision making, while employing tools such as econometrics, statistical/big data analyses, and programmed algorithms.
His research was published in top-tier academic & professional journals, and he was invited to present at several world’s top academic institutions, hedge funds, investment institutions, & national security intelligence forums (e.g., U.S. Cyber Command).
Among other honors/awards for exceptional merits, he was recognized as the recipient of the Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award and the Best Paper Award — both from the American Accounting Association. Also, as a World’s Top 40 Under 40, Bakar Faculty Fellow, Hellman Fellow for Distinguished Research Excellence, Schwabacher Fellow, & twice as Cheit Award recipient for Distinguished Teaching Excellence (core MBA courses).
Other honor examples: Stanford’s Jaedicke Merit Award for Outstanding Academic Achievements at Stanford, Thompson Teaching & Learning Innovation Award, Columbia University’s Research Grant, Tel Aviv University’s Special Program for Outstanding Merits & School of Economics’ Research Prize.
Expertise and Research Interests
- Interdisciplinary Capital Markets
- Financial Reporting
- Financial Technology (Fintech), Innovation, and Related Decision Making
- Forecasting Firm/Industry/Macro Performance
- Technology/Information Systems
- Financial Statement Analysis
- Asset Pricing