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Yaniv Konchitchki

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

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Prof. Yaniv Konchitchki is a full-time tenured associate professor at UC Berkeley’s Haas. He is an expert in the linkages between capital markets, finance, macroeconomy, financial & information systems technology, and financial reporting. His PhD is from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business (in Business Administration), as well as he also holds a CPA license and a Masters in Science from Stanford’s Statistics Department (in Statistics). Before receiving his PhD, he worked a number of years in the private and regulatory sectors in roles such as an economist and a PwC’s CPA and Senior Financial Analysis Expert. 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 in national and international awards/honors such as through the 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, he has vast experience from academic and practitioner perspectives. 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 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, and (more than once) as Cheit Award recipient for Distinguished Teaching Excellence (core MBA courses).

Other honor examples are 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.

Awards & Honors
  • Best Paper Award, awarded by the American Accounting Association for impactful research. “This annual award honors the paper that best reflects the tradition of academic scholarship in financial accounting and explores research that is relevant to problems facing the accounting profession and standard-setters.”
  • World’S 40 Under 40. International recognition, Featured in Fortune, Haas, Poets & Quants
  • Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award. “Award given…to published research work which has withstood a rigorous process of screening and scrutiny based on certain criteria, such as uniqueness and potential magnitude of contribution to accounting education, practice and/or future accounting research, breadth of potential interest, originality and innovative content, clarity and organization of exposition and soundness and appropriateness of methodology.”
  • Hellman Fellow Fund Award for Distinguished Excellence in Research. Selected across UC Berkeley as a “Most Promising Assistant Professor.”
  • Barbara and Gerson Bakar Faculty Fellow. “A most positive signal for the years to come, the fellowship honors Haas faculty members with a record of accomplishment and a very bright future.”
  • Schwabacher Fellow. “The Executive Committee voted this honor on the basis of ‘outstanding research, exceptional departmental service, unusual scholarly growth, or some combination thereof.”
  • (more than once) Earl F. Cheit Award for Teaching Excellence and Distinguished Teaching Fellowships (for teaching core MBA courses at Haas MBA programs). “Highest teaching award bestowed annually upon instructors at Berkeley Haas.”
  • Club Six Member, for Teaching Excellence in Core MBA (each teaching year at Haas).
  • Stanford GSB’s Jaedike Merit Award for Outstanding Academic Performance in the PHD Program 
  • Stanford University's Doctoral Fellowships
  • USC’S Evan Thompson Teaching & Learning Innovation Award (for core MBA Teaching Excellence)