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Dr Luciano Lopez

Luciano Lopez , PhD


PhD in Economics, University of Neuchâtel
Master of Science in Economics, Major in Economic Policy, University of Neuchâtel


Assistant Professor - Dean of EHL Campus (Singapore)

Teaching Location(s)

EHL Campus (Singapore)

Courses and Modules Taught

• Business Tools I

Teaching Subject(s)


Area(s) of Expertise

Applied economics
Circular economy
Development economics
Foreign aid
Trade economics

Short Bio

Dr Luciano Lopez joined EHL Group in February 2018 as a visiting lecturer in Economics, while completing his PhD thesis on foreign aid at the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland at the time. In the same year, he obtained a position as Assistant Professor in the EHL faculty. In March 2021, he is appointed Dean of EHL Campus (Singapore).

As an economist, Dr Lopez's research focuses on applied economics, particularly on circular economy practices in the hospitality industry.
His outstanding teaching skills were recognized with the Credit Suisse "Best Teaching" award in 2016 and the EHL "Best Distance Teaching" award in 2020.

Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals

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

Lopez, L., & Weber, S. (2017). Testing for Granger causality in panel data. Stata Journal, 17(4), 972-984.

Schönenberger, A., Carbonnier, G., Ouni, M., Zarin-Nejadan, M., Lopez, L., & La Spada, L. (2015). Retombées économiques de l’aide publique au développement en Suisse. Rapport mandaté et publié par la Direction du Développement et de la Coopération (DDC) Suisse.

Funded Research Projects

Lopez, L. & Girardin, F., Project: Effects of Circular Economy Practices in the Hospitality Industry, Date: 01.09.2020 to 28.02.2022, External fundraising: HES-SO.


EHL Best Emergency Remote Teaching Award 2020. Credit Suisse Award For Best Teaching 2016, Université de Neuchâtel.