Prof. Dr. Alexander Hillert

Prof. Dr. Alexander Hillert

Data Center
Program Director SAFE Data Center, Professor
SAFE/Goethe University
Forschungsschwerpunkt (e):
Asset Pricing, Behavioral Finance, Corporate Finance

Alexander Hillert is Program Director of the Research Data Center and professor for Finance and Data Science at the Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE. Hillert held the professorship of Sustainable Asset Management at the House of Finance at Goethe University Frankfurt before joining SAFE. He received his Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences at the University of Mannheim.

His research focuses on empirical asset pricing and empirical corporate finance. A central question of his research is how capital market participants collect, process, and interpret information. He uses analytical methods from computational linguistics to systematically investigate the influence of text-based information on capital markets. His work has appeared in internationally renowned academic journals such as the Journal of Financial Economics and the Review of Financial Studies.

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