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Dr Jean-Philippe Weisskopf

Jean-Philippe Weisskopf , PhD


Dr. rer. pol., University of Fribourg


Associate Professor

Teaching Location(s)

EHL Campus Lausanne
EHL Campus (Singapore)

Courses and Modules Taught

• Advanced Electives
• Industrial Attachment (6 Months)
• Integrated Hospitality Management
• Valuation of Wine Assets

Teaching Subject(s)

Corporate Finance
Valuation of Wine Assets

Area(s) of Expertise

Collectibles investments
Corporate governance
Empirical corporate finance
Family-owned businesses
Restaurant economics
Wine economics

Short Bio

Jean-Philippe, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Finance at EHL (EHL) and Visiting Professor at the University of Fribourg (CH). He holds a PhD from the University of Fribourg (CH) and has had working experience in Private Banking in Switzerland. His research interests focus on empirical corporate finance, family owned businesses and wine economics.

Jean-Philippe is a founding member of the Alliance for Research on Wine & Hospitality Management and Bordeaux Wine Economics. He has published in top-ranked peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Banking & Finance, the Journal of Corporate Finance, Applied Economics or the Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money.

He is also the author of a large number of publications on wine economics in the Journal of Wine Economics, Economic Modelling or Emerging Markets Review. He has contributed to book chapters and conference proceedings and was named researcher of the year 2016 at EHL.

Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Masset, P. and Weisskopf, J.-P. (forthcoming). From risk to reward: the strategic advantages of diversifying grape varietals. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management.

Poretti, C., Weisskopf, J. P., & de Régie, P. D. V. (forthcoming). Innovative business strategies, corporate performance, and firm value in the travel and leisure industry. International Journal of Hospitality Management.

Weisskopf, J.-P. (forthcoming). Simplifying the complex: 10-K readability and asset structure. International Journal of Hospitality Management.

Masset, P., Poretti, C. & Weisskopf, J.-P. (Forthcoming). In family we trust—In good and bad times. International Review of Finance.

Gergaud, O., Masset, P., Pedrinelli, A., & Weisskopf, J. (Forthcoming). To share or not to share: An analysis of wine list disclosure by Swiss restaurant owners. Journal of Wine Economics.

Derrien, F., Garel, A., Petit-Romec, A. & Weisskopf, J.-P. (Forthcoming). Online reputation and Debt Capacity. Journal of Quantitative and Financial Analysis.

Masset, P., Mondoux, A. & Weisskopf, J.-P. (2023). Fine wine pricing in a small and highly competitive market. International Journal of Wine Business Research. Retrieved from

Lussi, S., Masset, P., Weisskopf, J.-P., & Blal, I. (2023). Cross-dimensional measures of asset lightness and fee orientation in lodging groups. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 109, 103391.

Eugster, N., Ducret, R., Isakov, D., & Weisskopf, J.-P. (2022). Chasing dividends during the COVID-19 pandemic. International Review of Finance.

Masset, P., & Weisskopf, J.-P. (2022). At what price should Bordeaux wines be released? Economic Inquiry, 60 (1), 392-412.

Masset, P., Weisskopf, J.-P., Cardebat, J.M., Faye, B. & Le Fur, E. (2021). Analyzing the risks of an illiquid and global asset: The case of fine wine. The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 82, 1-25.

Isakov, D., Pérignon, C., & Weisskopf, J.-P. (2021). What If Dividends Were Tax-Exempt? Evidence from a Natural Experiment. The Review of Financial Studies.

Masset, P., & Weisskopf, J.-P. (2021). New York Restaurants: A Wine Odyssey Between 1865 and 1920. Cornell Hospitality Quarterliy, 1-16.

Masset, P., Weisskopf, J.-P., & Fauchery, C. (2020). Last Frontier Investments: The Case of Alpine Wines. Journal of Wine Economics, 15(2), 181-206.

Weisskopf, J.-P. (2020). Breaking bad: An investment in cannabis. Finance Research Letters, 33, 101201.

Atanasova, C., & Weisskopf, J.-P. (2020). The price of international equity ETFs: The role of relative liquidity. Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, 65, 101190.

Masset, P., Uzelac, I., & Weisskopf, J.-P. (2019). Family Ownership, Asset Levels and Firm Performance in Western European Hospitality Companies. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research, 46(3), 867-889.

Fernandez-Perez, A., Frijns, B., Tourani-Rad, A., & Weisskopf, J.-P. (2019). Behavioural heterogeneity in wine investments. Applied Economics, 51(30), 3236-3255.

Masset, P., & Weisskopf, J.-P. (2018). Wine indices in practice: Nicely labeled but slightly corked. Economic Modelling, 68, 555-569.

Masset, P., Weisskopf, J.-P., Cardebat, J.-M., Faye, B., & Le Fur, E. (Forthcoming). Analyzing the risks of an illiquid and global asset: The case of fine wine. The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance.

Eugster, Masset, P., & Weisskopf, J.-P. (2018). When Rationality meets Passion: On the Financial Performance of Collectibles. Journal of Alternative Investments, 21(2), 66-83.

Isakov, D., & Weisskopf, J.-P. (2017). Les dividendes exonérés d'impôts en Suisse. Expert Focus, 9, 35-39

Masset, P., Weisskopf, J.-P., Faye, B., & Le Fur, E. (2016). Red obsession: the ascent of red wine in China. Emerging Markets Review, 29, 200-225.

Masset, P., & Weisskopf, J.-P. (2016). A study of the performance of fine wine on the Swiss market. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 26(4), 566-582.

Isakov, D., & Weisskopf, J.-P. (2015). Pay-out policies in founding family firms. Journal of Corporate Finance, 33, 330-344.

Masset, P., & Weisskopf, J.-P. (2015). Wine funds - an alternative turning sour? Journal of Alternative Investments, 17(4), 6-20.

Masset, P., Weisskopf, J.-P., & Cossutta, M. (2015). Wine tasters, ratings and en primeur prices. Journal of Wine Economics, 10 (1), 75-107.

Isakov, D., & Weisskopf, J.-P. (2014). Are founding families special blockholders? An investigation of controlling shareholder influence on firm performance. Journal of Banking & Finance, 41, 1-16.

Isakov, D., & Weisskopf, J.-P. (2014). La politique de dividende des entreprises familiales. L'Expert-comptable suisse, 9, 56-60.

Masset, P., & Weisskopf, J.-P. (2014). Le placement dans le vin: à consommer avec modération. L'Expert-comptable suisse, 9, 24-28

Isakov, D., & Weisskopf, J.-P. (2013). Les familles fondatrices sont-elles des actionnaires spéciaux? Influence d'un actionnariat concentré sur la performance des entreprises suisses. L'Expert-comptable suisse, (3).

Funded Research Projects

Jean-Philippe Weisskopf's Projects


Researcher of the Year (2016)