Yaniv Konchitchki Lion, U.C. Berkeley (at Berkeley since July 2011)

Schwabacher Fellow, Hellman Fellow, and Bakar Faculty Fellow for Distinguished Excellence in Research
Assistant Professor of Accounting

University of California, Berkeley
Haas School of Business
545 Student Services Building
Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
Phone: 510-643-1409
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Stanford University: PhD in Business Administration (Accounting). Stanford University: MSc in Statistics. Tel Aviv University: BA in Accounting and Economics (Macroeconomics), MA (Macroeconomics), Completed all courses for a PhD in Economics (focusing on Macroeconomics). Certified Public Accountant


My expertise is in interdisciplinary capital markets research, focusing on the usefulness of accounting information through its links to Macroeconomics (e.g., inflation; GDP) and Valuation (e.g., financial statement analysis; cost of capital; asset pricing).

My research helps develop a relatively new interdisciplinary area of Macro-Accounting—a link that was largely ignored since the formation of accounting researchby serving as a starting point for new research on the informational role of the relationships between financial reporting, valuation, and the macroeconomy. Drawing on extensive academic and professional experience in financial accounting and macroeconomics. In my research, I provide a comprehensive analysis of both Macro-Accounting directions: the macro-to-micro direction (e.g., how overall price-level changes in the economy inform accounting results of individual corporations); and the micro-to-macro direction (e.g., how earnings of individual corporations inform overall macroeconomic activity).

I have published my research in top-tier academic and practitioner journals, and consistently received prestigious awards for research and teaching excellence, across Berkeley (e.g., Hellman—a most promising assistant professor), within Haas (e.g., Schwabacher, Bakar, Cheit, Club Six—for research and core MBA teaching excellence), from the accounting profession (American Accounting Association’s 2014 Best Paper Award), and international (2014's World’s Top 40 Under 40).


My research is of interest to macroeconomics and financial accounting information users, including researchers and practitioners, the U.S. government (e.g., Council of Economic Advisers to the U.S. President), regulators (e.g., Federal Reserve; Securities and Exchange Commission), creditors (e.g., commercial banks), households, current and potential investors, analysts, hedge and pension funds, and corporate managers.


I was invited to present my research work at conferences, universities, and other institutions including hedge funds, pension funds,  CFA (Charted Financial Analyst) Institute, and the U.S. Federal Reserve System—thanks to the applicability of my research to real-life problems. Before receiving a PhD from Stanford University, I was a CPA and Senior Financial Consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, as well as a Senior Investment Expert at the Securities Authority.


April-August 2014:

- World's Top 40 Under 40   More   More   More

- Financial Analysts Journal Featured Invited Author Interview   Listen   Read   Paper

- Schwabacher Fellow. "The Executive Committee voted this honor on the basis of 'outstanding research, exceptional departmental service, unusual scholarly growth, or some combination thereof.'" Berkeley Haas. 2014-2015   More

- Bakar Faculty Fellow. "A most positive positive signal for the years to come, the fellowship honors Haas faculty members with a record of accomplishments and a very bright future." Berkeley Haas. 2014-2015

- American Accounting Association's 2014 Best Paper Award for my JAE (2013) paper. Recognized at the American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, Financial Accounting and Reporting Section, Atlanta, GA, August 2014. "The Best Paper Award is intended to enhance interaction among academic and practicing members and provide an incentive for researchers to focus their efforts on topics relevant to the practicing profession and standard-setters. The award...paper judged to best reflect the tradition of academic scholarship and be of relevance to problems facing the accounting profession and standard-setters." With Barth and Landsman   More   More   More

- June-December 2014: My JAE (2014)'s paper "Accounting Earnings and Gross Domestic Product" is #1 in Journal of Accounting and Economics Most Downloaded Articles and #2 in Most Popular Articles Among All Elsevier's Accounting Journals


- Five papers accepted for publication in top journals (The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Financial Analysts Journal, Decision Support Systems, Journal of Accounting and Economics), and one accounting research book is published

- Awards/Honors for research and teaching excellence across U.C. Berkeley and across Haas (e.g., Cheit Teaching Excellence Award for Core MBA Teaching, Hellman Research Excellence Award, Club Six Member for Teaching Excellence of Core MBAs, Top-4 Teaching Evaluations Across All Instructors)



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