Three New Professors Join Haas

Haas faculty welcomed two new assistant professors to the Accounting Group and one new assistant professor to the Management of Organizations Group this academic year.

Yaniv Konchitchki comes to the Haas Accounting Group from USC's Marshall School of Business, which he joined after earning his PhD from Stanford. Alastair Lawrence joins Haas Accounting after earning his PhD this year from the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management. Dana Carney, the newest addition to the Management of Organizations Group, previously worked at Columbia Business School and earned her PhD in social psychology from Northeastern University.

Konchitchki's research focuses on the financial reporting effects of macroeconomic information on equity asset prices. His research has shown that inflation effects can help predict future cash flows, although this link is not fully reflected in capital market prices. Konchitchki is teaching Financial Reporting in the Evening & Weekend MBA Program this fall.

Lawrence's recent research relates to how individuals use financial disclosures. Specifically, his research suggests that individuals tend to invest a greater percentage of their portfolios in firms with accessible and transparent financial disclosures and that they earn higher returns in firms with such attributes. Lawrence is not teaching during the fall semester.

Carney is interested in the power of nonverbal cues, and has been working with students on exploring powerful ways in which ordinary, everyday, nonverbal behaviors can exert extraordinary impact on thoughts, feelings, and choice. She is teaching a course called Creating Effective Organizations in the Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA Program this semester.