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 asset pricing, corporate finance, and behavioral finance. A central question of his research is how capital market participants 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.