Yaniv Konchitchki

Associate Professor, Haas School of Business
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Yaniv Konchitchki is an accounting professor at UC Berkeley (since 2011). Before receiving a PhD from Stanford University Graduate School of Business, he was a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Senior Financial Consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) as well as a Senior Investment Expert at the Securities Authority. Professor Konchitchki’s research interest and expertise are in interdisciplinary capital markets, and in particular he develops the new and growing area called Macro-Accounting, which addresses real-life problems using the value added that accounting can bring to various current macro-level topics (e.g., inflation; housing; inequality; recessions; GDP; business cycles; national accounting). The starting point in his research is holistic: firms do not operate in a vacuum, but rather they are part of the macroeconomy. However, since its formation, accounting research has overwhelmingly ignored how firms are affected by, or inform, the macroeconomy. Thus, to date little is known about the links between accounting and the macroeconomy, leaving many open questions with the potential to notably advance the accounting field. Konchitchki’s research sheds light on a few of these open questions, serving as a starting point for new works on the linkages between accounting information, stock valuation, and the macroeconomy.

Awards & Honors 
  • American Accounting Association’s Best Paper Award
  • 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.”
  • Hellman Fellow Fund Award for Distinguished Excellence in Research. Selected across UC Berkeley as a “Most Promising Assistant Professor.”
  • Schwabacher Fellow. “The Executive Committee voted this honor on the basis of ‘outstanding research, exceptional departmental service, unusual scholarly growth, or some combination thereof.”
  • Earl F. Cheit Award for Teaching Excellence in the Haas MBA Program (Core Course on Financial Reporting). “Highest teaching award bestowed annually upon instructors at Berkeley Haas.”
  • Club Six Member, for Teaching Excellence in Core MBA (each teaching year at Haas).
  • World’s Top 40 Under 40. Featured at: Berkeley Haas, P&Q, Fortune. Poets&Quants. 2014
  • Stanford Jaedicke Merit Award for Excellence in the PhD Program.
  • Stanford Doctoral Fellowships
  • USC Marshall Evan C. Thompson Teaching & Learning Innovation Award, for Core MBA Teaching Excellence