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Yaniv Konchitchki and Panos N. Patatoukas receive the 2019 Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award

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Originally published on The American Accounting Association (AAA) 

Lakewood Ranch, FL – June 13, 2019 - The American Accounting Association (AAA) would like to congratulate Yaniv Konchitchki and Panos N. Patatoukas as the recipients of the 2019 Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award for their works entitled, “Accounting Earnings and Gross Domestic Product,” featured in the February 2014 issue of the Journal of Accounting and Economics, and “Taking the Pulse of the Real Economy Using Financial Statement Analysis: Implications for Macro Forecasting and Stock Valuation,” featured in the March 2014 issue of The Accounting Review. This AAA award, which is sponsored by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), will be presented in the form of unique glass art pieces, plaques, and a $2,500 prize at the Wednesday plenary on August 14, 2019 at the AAA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA.

Yaniv Konchitchki is a tenured professor at the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business. He received his Ph.D. (Business Administration) and MSc (Statistics) from Stanford University. He also holds a CPA license. Among others, he worked some years for PwC as a CPA and Senior Financial Analysis Expert. His expertise is in the interdisciplinary links between financial reporting and analysis, capital markets, and macroeconomics. His work focuses on the modeling and the resolution of real-world problems aimed at enhancing decision making, dealing with topics such as inflation, economic fluctuations/growth, monetary policy, real estate, inequality, and national accounting. He is a founding father of Macro-Accounting, a new research field that he has helped develop. Professor Konchitchki was recognized several times for exceptional merits in research and teaching, e.g., World’s Top 40 Under 40; Bakar, Hellman, and Schwabacher Fellows for Distinguished Research Excellence; Cheit Awards for Distinguished Teaching Excellence; and the American Accounting Association’s Financial Accounting and Reporting Section Best Paper Award.

Panos N. Patatoukas is a tenured Associate Professor and the L.H. Penney Chair in Accounting at the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business. He received his PhD, MPhil, and MA from Yale, his MSc from the London School of Economics, and his BA in accounting and finance (class valedictorian) from Athens University of Economics and Business. Professor Patatoukas’ work focuses on interdisciplinary capital markets research and informs “micro-to-macro” and “macro-to-micro” questions bridging the gap between academics and practitioners. He has received several prestigious teaching and research awards, including the 2018 Distinguished Teaching Award, which is the highest award bestowed by the Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley for outstanding and meritorious teaching, the 2017 AAA/AICPA Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award, and the 2011 American Accounting Association Competitive Manuscript Award. For his record, Professor Patatoukas was selected as a top-10 Business School Professor under-40 by Fortune. He is the founding faculty director of the Berkeley executive education program on Financial Data Analysis.

The Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award is given annually to that work published within five years of the year of the award 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.

More information about this award is available online on The American Accounting Association (AAA).