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Dr Giuliano Bianchi

Giuliano Bianchi , PhD


PhD in Economics, University of Bologna
Master's Degree in Economics , University of Edinburgh (UK)
Master in Law, University of Fribourg


Associate Professor

Teaching Location(s)

EHL Campus Lausanne

Teaching Subject(s)


Area(s) of Expertise

Law and economics
Applied econometrics
Corporate governance

Short Bio

Dr. Giuliano Bianchi is an economist and a jurist that serves as Associate Professor in Economics at EHL. He teaches Micro and Macroeconomics and he conducts empirical research. His areas of expertise are law and economics, corporate governance, and forecasting. Dr. Bianchi serves also as member of the academic board. Before joining EHL, Dr. Bianchi was a Wertheim Fellow at Harvard Law School where he conducted research on corporate governance. Dr Bianchi’s work has been published in refereed international journals and industry reports.

Dr. Bianchi holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Bologna (Italy), a Master Degree in Economics from the University of Edinburgh (UK), and a Bachelor Degree in Economics from the University of Lugano (Switzerland). He has also a Bachelor in Law (Blaw) from UniDistance and a master in Law (MLaw) from the University of Fribourg.

Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Bianchi, G. & Chen, Y. (Forthcoming). The legal aspects of hotel rate parity. Tourism Economics.

Aroul, R., Hodari. D., Bianchi, G. & Martignoni, G. (2023). The impact of brand affiliation on asset values: the case of UK hotels. Journal of Property Research, 40(2), 157-184.

Lopez, L. Bianchi, G., & Chen, Y. (2023). Does official development assistance promote tourism demand for donor countries? Evidence from Switzerland. Tourism Economics.

Märklin, P., & Bianchi, G. (2022). A Differentiated Approach to the Asset-Light Model in the Hotel Industry. Cornell Hospitality Quarterly.

Bianchi, G., & Chen, Y. (2022). Testing effects of hospitality employment on property crime in the United States. Tourism Economics.

Bianchi, G., & Heo, C. (2021). A Bayesian statistics approach to hospitality research. Current Issues in Method and Practice.

Bianchi, G., & Chen, Y. (2020). The short-and long-run hotel demand in Switzerland: A weighted macroeconomic approach. Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research, 44(5), 835-857.

Blal, I., & Bianchi, G. (2019). The asset light model: A Blind Spot in Hospitality Research, International Journal of Hospitality Management, 76PA, 39-42.
Chen, Y., Dellea, D., & Bianchi, G. (2018). Knowledge creation and research production in Swiss hotel schools: A case study of EHL. Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Education, 31(1), 10-22.

Bianchi, G. (2016). The Effect of Price Targets on the Composition of CEO Pay. Applied Economics, 48(45), 4299-4311.

Bianchi, G. (2016). Stock options: From backdating to spring loading, The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 59, 215-221.

Bianchi G., & Chen Y. (2015). CEO compensation and firm performance in the hospitality industry: A cross-industry comparison. International Journal of Tourism Sciences, 15(3-4), 121-138.

Funded Research Projects

Giuliano Bianchi's Projects


Fellowship Harvard University
Scholarship Department of Economics, University of Bologna
Fellowship Programma Marco Polo