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Dr Yong Chen

Dr Yong Chen


PhD in Hospitality and Tourism Management, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


Associate Professor

Teaching Subject(s)

Hospitality Economics

Area of expertise

Behavioral economics in tourism and hospitality
Chinese outbound and inbound tourism
Economics of tourism and hospitality
Sharing economy and two-sided markets
Tourism economic impacts

Short Bio

Yong Chen, PhD, is an Associate Professor at Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL), Switzerland, where he lectures on marketing and economics of tourism and hospitality. His research interests include tourist happiness, tourism demand, economic impacts of tourism and hospitality, the sharing economy, and Chinese outbound tourism. Dr Chen's research has been published in diverse outlets, including Tourism Management, the Journal of Travel Research, and the International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management. His opinions on the sharing economy, Chinese tourism demand and the hotel industry also appeared in CNN, MarketWatch, South China Morning Post, and EHL Hospitality Insights.


Chen, Y., & Heo, C. Y. (2022). Swiss Hospitality Education and Student Business Projects: Action Plans from the Industry and for the Industry. L. Ren & B. McKercher (Eds.) Practical Learning in Hospitality Education (pp. xx−xx). Bristol, UK: Channel View.
Chen, Y. (2021). Economics of Tourism and Hospitality: A Micro Approach. New York, NY: Routledge.
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. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1096348020913608
Chen, Y. (2020). Channeling life satisfaction to tourist satisfaction: New conceptualization and evidence. Journal of China Tourism Research, 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1080/19388160.2019.1631926
Kim, B., & Chen, Y. (2020). Effects of religious celebrity on destination experience: the case of Pope Francis’s visit to Solmoe Shrine. International Journal of Tourism Research, 22(1), 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1002/jtr.2314
Chen, Y., & Das, P. (2019). A Macroeconomic Overview of South Asia: A Real Estate Perspective. P. Das, R. Aroul, & J. Freybote (Eds.) Real Estate in South Asia (pp. 27−39). New York, NY: Routledge.
Chen, Y. (2019). Social Innovation in Tourism: Unleashing the Time-Money Constraint. Journal of Knowledge Economy, 10, 1700–1719. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13132-018-0534-0
Chen, Y., & Jiang, K. (2019). A multiple indicators multiple causes (MIMIC) model of the behavioral consequences of hotel guests. Tourism Management Perspectives, 30, 197-207.
Xie, K. L., & Chen, Y. (2019). Effects of host incentives on multiple listings in accommodation sharing. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 31(4), 1995−2013. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tmp.2019.02.014
Chen, Y., Dellea, D., & Bianchi, G. (2018). Knowledge creation and research production in Swiss hotel schools: A case study of Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne. Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Education, 31(1), 10-22. https://doi.org/10.1080/10963758.2018.1480960
Chen, Y., & Li, R. (2018). Does a happy destination bring you happiness? Evidence from Swiss inbound tourism. Tourism Management, 65, 256-266. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2017.10.009
Chen, Y., & Xie, K. L. (2017). Consumer valuation of Airbnb listings: A hedonic pricing approach. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 29(9), 2405-2424. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJCHM-10-2016-0606
Lo, A. S., Im, H. H., Chen, Y., & Qu, H. (2017). Building brand relationship quality among hotel loyalty program members. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 29(1), 458-488. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJCHM-06-2015-0283
Chen, Y., Schuckert, M., Song, H., & Chon, K. (2016). Why can package tours hurt tourists? Evidence from China’s tourism demand in Hong Kong. Journal of Travel Research, 55(4), 427-439. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0047287515612597
Chen, Y., & Dellea, D. (2015). Swiss hospitality and tourism education: The experience of the Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne. Tourism Tribune, 30(10), 5-9.
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. https://doi.org/10.1080/15980634.2016.1181320
Li, M., Zhang, H., Xiao, H., & Chen, Y. (2015). A grid-group analysis of tourism motivation. International Journal of Tourism Research, 17(1), 35-44. https://doi.org/10.1002/jtr.1963
Lo, A. S., Mak, B., & Chen, Y. (2014). Do travel agency jobs appeal to university students? A case of tourism management students in Hong Kong. Journal of Teaching in Travel & Tourism, 14(1), 87-121. https://doi.org/10.1080/15313220.2014.872908
Guo, Y., Kim, S., & Chen, Y. (2014). Shanghai residents’ perceptions of tourism impacts and quality of life. Journal of China Tourism Research, 10, 142-164. https://doi.org/10.1080/19388160.2013.849639
Chen, Y., Mak, B., & Li, Z. (2013). Quality deterioration in package tours: The interplay of asymmetric information and reputation. Tourism Management, 38, 43-54. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2013.02.010