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Yaniv Konchitchki

Schwabacher Fellow, Hellman Fellow,
and Bakar Faculty Fellow for Distinguished Excellence in Research
Associate Professor
Distinguished Teaching Fellow
Haas Accounting Group
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Academic Status: On duty
Personal Homepage: http://faculty.haas.berkeley.edu/yaniv


PhD, MSc. Stanford University Graduate School of Business
MA, BA. Economics and Accounting, Tel Aviv University  (emphasis on Math and Macroeconomics)
Completed all courses required for a PhD in Economics. Tel Aviv University (emphasis on Math and Macroeconomics)
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)


Positions Held

At Haas since 2011

2017 – Present, Associate Professor, Haas Accounting Group

2011 – 2017, Assistant Professor, Haas Accounting Group

2007 – 2011, Assistant Professor, USC Marshall School of Business

Current Research and Interests

  • Macro-Accounting (e.g., overall price levels; economic fluctuations and growth including recessions and GDP; interest/discount rates; real estate; national accounting)
  • Capital markets research in accounting, focusing on the linkages between firms’ financial information, stock valuation, and the macroeconomy

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)
The Accounting Review


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


“Accounting Earnings and Gross Domestic Product.” 2014 (With Patatoukas. Volume 57, Issue 1, pp. 76-88)
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)
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)
Review of Accounting Studies



  • Financial Accounting, Core MBA Class  (Full-Time and Evening & Weekend MBA Programs)
  • Highlights from Financial Accounting Practice and Research, for Berkeley Executive Programs in Management
  • Doctoral Seminar in Accounting, for PhD Students
  • Research Seminar in Financial Accounting, for PhD Students
  • Macro-Accounting/Interdisciplinary Capital Markets Research for PhDs


Honors and Awards


  • 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).




  • Jaedicke Merit Award for Excellence in the PhD Program.
  • Doctoral Fellowships

USC Marshall:

Tel Aviv University:

  • Annual Research Prize of the School of Economics (2000).  Several awards for excellence, including full tuition scholarships and stipends during each year of studies (1997-2001).  Selected to University’s Special Program for Outstanding Students (1998-2001).  Magna Cum Laude (2002)


  • Columbia University’s Grant, Center for International Business Education and Research. 2009
  • Best Operation Distinction, Head of Military Intelligence Services. 1995

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