Steve Hillegeist is an Associate Professor of Accounting at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, USA. Professor Hillegeist received his Ph.D. and Master of Science in Accounting degrees from the Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley. In addition, he received a Bachelors of Arts degree in Economics from Princeton University, where he was an Academic All-American in football.
Prior to moving to Arizona State University in 2010, Professor Hillegeist spent five years at INSEAD in the Accounting and Control Area. Prior to INSEAD, he taught for seven years at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, where he received several teaching commendations. His teaching interests lie in designing internal cost systems that provide meaningful and actionable information for managers and executives. He is also interested in analyzing information and incentives systems in order to design optimal incentive and transfer pricing policies.
Professor Hillegeist’s research interests spans a variety of research areas, including (1) the determinants of firm's voluntary disclosure decisions and the effects of those decisions on the capital markets; (2) executive compensation; and (3) insider trading. His research is published in top accounting journals, including the Journal of Accounting and Economics, The Accounting Review, Management Science, and the Review of Accounting Studies. He serves as a frequent ad hoc referee for a number of leading academic accounting journals and has served as an ad hoc editor for Contemporary Accounting Research.
Professor Hillegeist's outside interests include travelling, hiking, yoga, and dining with friends.