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Dr Jean-Philippe Weisskopf

Dr Jean-Philippe Weisskopf


Dr. rer. pol., University of Fribourg


Associate Professor

Teaching Subject(s)

Corporate Finance

Area 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 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 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.


Masset, P., Weisskopf, J.-P., & Fauchery, C. (2020). Last Frontier Investments: The Case of Alpine Wines. Journal of Wine Economics, 15(2), 181-206. https://doi.org/10.1017/jwe.2019.30
Weisskopf, J.-P. (2020). Breaking bad: An investment in cannabis. Finance Research Letters, 33, 101201. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.frl.2019.05.019
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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.intfin.2020.101190
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. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1096348019849665
Fernandez-Perez, A., Frijns, B., Tourani-Rad, A., & Weisskopf, J.-P. (2019). Behavioural heterogeneity in wine investments. Applied Economics, 51(30), 3236-3255. https://doi.org/10.1080/00036846.2019.1566686
Masset, P., & Weisskopf, J.-P. (2019). Producing and consuming locally: Switzerland as a local market. In A. Alonso Ugaglia, A., Cardebat, J.M., & Corsi, A. (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Wine Industry Economics. Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-98633-3_27
Masset, P., & Weisskopf, J.-P. (2018). Wine indices in practice: Nicely labeled but slightly corked. Economic Modelling, 68, 555-569. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econmod.2017.03.025
Masset, P., & Weisskopf, J.-P. (2018). Raise your glass: Wine investment and the financial crisis. In O. Ashenfelter et al. (Eds.) Handbook of the Economics of Wine (pp. 271-296). https://doi.org/10.1142/9789813232747_0012
Masset, P., & Weisskopf, J.-P. (2018). When Rationality meets Passion: On the Financial Performance of Collectibles. Journal of Alternative Investments, 21(2), 66-83. https://doi.org/dig.v49.n1.3
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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ememar.2016.08.014
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. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJESB.2016.079966
Isakov, D., & Weisskopf, J.-P. (2015). Pay-out policies in founding family firms. Journal of Corporate Finance, 33, 330-344. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcorpfin.2015.01.003
Masset, P., & Weisskopf, J.-P. (2015). Wine funds - an alternative turning sour? Journal of Alternative Investments, 17(4), 6-20. https://doi.org/10.3905/jai.2015.17.4.006
Masset, P., Weisskopf, J.-P., & Cossutta, M. (2015). Wine tasters, ratings and en primeur prices. Journal of Wine Economics, 10 (1), 75-107. https://doi.org/10.1017/jwe.2015.1
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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbankfin.2013.12.012
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
Masset, P., & Weisskopf, J.-P. (2013). Wine as an alternative asset class. In Giraud-Héraud, E., & Pichery, M.C. (Eds.), Wine Economics. Applied Econometrics Association Series. Palgrave Macmillan: London. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137289520_10
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).


Researcher of the Year (2016)

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