In Memoriam: Accounting Professor Emeritus George J. Staubus, Known for the "Decision-Usefulness Theory of Accounting"

Yaniv Konchitcki George A. Staubus,the Michael Chetkovich professor emeritus at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business, died on March 21 in Oakland, Calif., from bone marrow failure. He was 87.


Professor Staubus dedicated his life's work not only to the teaching and research of accounting but to continued improvement of the standards and practices of financial reporting. Staubus' colleagues say his work developing the "decision-usefulness theory of accounting" is an important contribution to financial accounting theory in the twentieth century. Read More


Yaniv Konchitchki Makes "World's Top 40 Under 40"

Yaniv Konchitcki Poets & Quants recently named Haas Assistant Accounting Professor Yaniv Konchitchki to its annual World's Top 40 Under 40 list lauding the best young business professors from around the globe. Poets & Quants, a business school news site, publishes the annual award to recognize professors who excel in research and in the classroom.


Konchitchki joined the Berkeley-Haas faculty in 2011. He currently teaches the core MBA Financial Accounting class and the PhD Financial Accounting Research class. In 2013, the Haas School awarded him the Earl F. Cheit Award for Outstanding Teaching, the school's highest teaching honor, for his work teaching in the MBA Program. For three straight years, from 2011 to 2013, Konchitchki won membership in Club Six, an honor given to Berkeley-Haas faculty who receives the most favorable teaching evaluations by students. He is also the recipient of the 2013-2014 Hellman Fellows Fund Award for Research Excellence, selected across UC Berkeley as a "most promising assistant professor." Read More




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