Prof. Yaniv Konchitchki (at UC Berkeley since 2011)

Associate Professor

Distinguished Teaching Fellow

UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business

 

CONTACT INFO

UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business

545 Student Services Building #1900

Berkeley, CA 94720, USA

Phone: (+1) 510-643-1409    Fax: (+1) 510-642-4700

Email: yaniv@haas.berkeley.edu

 

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RESEARCH INTERESTS

· Interdisciplinary Capital Markets; Macroeconomics; Financial Reporting; Financial Technology (Fintech), Innovation, and Related Decision Making; Valuation; Forecasting Firm/Industry/Macro Performance; Technology/Information Systems; Financial Statement Analysis; Finance; Macro-Accounting; Asset Pricing

· Macro-Accounting (e.g., overall price levels; economic fluctuations and growth including recessions and GDP; interest/discount rates; real estate; alterantive data; national accounting)

· Interdisciplinary capital markets research, focusing on linkages between financial information, technology/information systems, valuation, and the macroeconomy

 

 

 

BACKGROUND AND RESEARCH SUMMARY

Before receiving a PhD from Stanford University Graduate School of Business, I mainly worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Senior Financial Consultant.

 

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 as well as an Economist.

 

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.

 

As additional detail, Prof. Konchitchki's approach to research is holistic: firms do not operate in a vacuum, but rather as part of the macroeconomy. This approach complements traditional research in accounting, which, since its formation, has tended to focus on the micro level of the individual firm rather than on how firms are affected by, or inform, the macroeconomy. This traditional approach provides key insights for research questions at the firm level, but it leaves open many questions about possible interdisiplinary links with the potential to advance research frontiers. His research sheds light on a few of these open questions, serving as a starting point for new research avenues.

 

For more information about examples of awards for research and teaching excellence, these include (a partial list):

· international (World’s Top 40 Under 40; featured in Haas   P&Q   Fortune);

· national (NOTABLE CONTRIBUTIONS TO ACCOUNTING LITERATURE AWARD, from the American aAccounting Association and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants);

· from the accounting profession (Winner of the American Accounting Association’s Best Paper Award; More  More);

· across Berkeley (e.g., Hellman Fellow—a most promising assistant professor);

· within Haas (e.g., Schwabacher Fellow, Bakar Fellow, Club Six Cheit Award—for excellence in research and in teaching core MBA and PhD research classes).

 

 

 

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION

· Stanford University, Graduate School of Business

Ph.D. in Business Administration (Accounting). 2007

M.Sc. in Statistics (emphasis on Math courses). 2004

×        Dissertation Chair: Prof. Mary Barth

×        Dissertation on Macro-Accounting (inflation)

 

· Tel Aviv University

M.A. in Economics (emphasis on Math and Macroeconomics). 2002

B.A. in Economics and Accounting (emphasis on Math and Macroeconomics). 2000

×        Completed all courses required for an Econ Ph.D. (emphasis on Math and Macroeconomics)

 

· Certified Public Accountant (CPA). 2003

 

 

 

INVITED SPEAKER PRESENTATIONS

· 2016-2017: BlackRock. LBS. MIT. Northwestern University. Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. UC Berkeley’s Haas. Wharton (inaugural accounting research conference). AQR*. USC. IDC (summer finance conference). UNC. U. Washington. U. Sydney. IDC (finance/accounting). Stanford University*. U.S. Army Cyber Command Counter-Terr orism Task Force. UCSD. George Washington University (conference)*. Naval Postgraduate School. Hitotsubashi University (Tokyo)*. Tokyo Keizai University*. CUHK*. UC Berkeley’s Center for Risk Management Research. HKUST*. Tel Aviv University (finance/accounting). U. Toronto. CAPANA*. Tel Aviv University (international accounting conference). Arizona State University*. George Washington University (workshop)*. Wharton (second presentation this year). Carnegie Mellon University*

 

· 2014-2015: Columbia University. Tel Aviv University. UC Berkeley (all-faculty seminar). Review of Accounting Studies Conference (invited discussant). UC Irvine. Tel Aviv University. CFA Institute Invited Financial Analysts Journal Featured Author Interview. Hebrew University*. Norwegian School of Economics*. CAPANA*. UC Berkeley. BlackRock

 

· 2012-2013: UCLA. LBS. Bocconi University. UC Berkeley (all-faculty seminar). Penn State*. Santa Clara University. China Securities Regulatory Commission. USC

 

· 2009-2011: USC. New York University. UC Berkeley. Tel Aviv University. The Ono College. California Polytechnic State University. Alternative Asset Summit for Hedge Funds, Pension Funds, and Institutional Investors

 

· 2007-2008: Columbia University. U. Miami. University of Southern California. University of North Carolina. Stanford University. Georgetown University. U. Toronto. Rice University. Stanford University (all-faculty seminar). U. Minnesota. Barclays Global Investors

 

· Other, presentations and/or invited/regular participation, including multiple times: Journal of Accounting and Economics Conference. Stanford University Accounting Summer Camp. Review of Accounting Studies Conference. Colorado Summer Accounting Research Conference. Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance Conference. The Utah Winter Accounting Conference. CARE Conference. Contemporary Accounting Research Conference. Stanford GSB’s Causality in the Social Sciences Conference. University of Minnesota’s Empirical Conference in Accounting. American Accounting Association Annual Meetings. Midyear Meetings of the American Accounting Association’s Financial Accounting and Reporting Section. Chinese Accounting Professors’ Association of North America Conference. AAA/Deloitte Trueblood Seminar for Professors. New Faculty Consortium of the American Accounting Association. Deloitte&Touche/J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium

 

* denotes an invitation for a talk

 

 

 

Selected Papers and Publications

· Inflation and Nominal Financial Reporting: Implications for Performance and Stock Prices.2011 (Solo-authored. Volume 86, Issue 3, pp. 1045-1085. DOI)

The Accounting Review

 

· Cost of Capital and Earnings Transparency. 2013 (With Barth and Landsman. Volume 55, Issue 2-3, pp. 206-224. DOI).  Winner of the American Accounting Association’s Best Paper Award (More   More)

Journal of Accounting and Economics

 

· Capital Markets Valuation and Accounting Performance of Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise (MAKE) Award Winners.2013 (With DeFond, McMullin, O'Leary. Volume 56, pp. 348-360. DOI)

Decision Support Systems

 

· Accounting Earnings and Gross Domestic Product.” 2014 (With Patatoukas. Volume 57, Issue 1, pp. 76-88. DOI)

Journal of Accounting and Economics

 

· Accounting and the Macroeconomy: The Case of Aggregate Price-Level Effects on Individual Stocks.2013 (Solo-authored. Volume 69, Issue 6, pp. 40-54. DOI)  Journal’s Featured Invited Author Interview:   Listen    Read

Financial Analysts Journal

 

· Accounting-Based Downside Risk, Cost of Capital, and the Macroeconomy. 2016 (With Luo, Ma, Wu. Volume 21, Issue 1, pp. 1-36. DOI)

Review of Accounting Studies

 

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