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.