Jean-Philippe, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Finance at Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (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, wine economics and asset-light strategies of hospitality companies. 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 finance journals such as the Journal of Banking & Finance or Journal of Corporate Finance. 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.
Dr Jean-Philippe Weisskopf
- Empirical corporate finance
- Corporate Governance
- Family-owned businesses
- Wine economics
- Collectibles investments
- Asset-light strategies
- Currently Jean-Philippe is researching on diverse topics in his different areas of expertise. These include, among others, a study on the performance of an investment into collectibles such as visual arts, classic cars and fine wine over the last two decades. He further analyses the effect family and non-family blockholders have on the performance of hospitality companies and the pursuance of asset-light strategies. In another study, he examines the informational content in the stock prices of Swiss family companies. Finally, he works on several wine-related topics such as the mispricing of fine wine on the primary market and its subsequent price adjustment, the effect of different wine market participants on fine wine prices in a heterogeneous agent model and finally the determinants of Swiss wine prices.
- Masset, P., & Weisskopf, J.-P. (forthcoming). Wine indices in practice: nicely labeled but slightly corked. Economic Modelling.
- 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.
- Masset, P., & Weisskopf, J.-P. (2013). Wine as an alternative asset class. In: M.-C. Pichery & E. Giraud-Héraud (Eds.) Wine Economics: Quantitative Studies and Empirical Applications. Basingstoke, England: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Researcher of the year 2016