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Orley Ashenfelter
Joseph Douglas Green 1895 Professor of Economics
Orley Ashenfelter’s areas of specialization include labor economics, econometrics, and law and economics. His current research includes the cross-country measurement of wage rates, and many other issues related to the economics of labor markets.

Prof. Ashenfelter has been the director of the Industrial Relations Section at Princeton University, director of the Office of Evaluation of the U.S. Department of Labor, a Guggenheim Fellow, and the Benjamin Meeker Visiting Professor at the University of Bristol. He is a recipient of the IZA Prize in Labor Economics, the Mincer Award for Lifetime Achievement of the Society of Labor Economists, and the Karel Englis Medal awarded by the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.

He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Society of Labor Economics, and a Corresponding Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He edited the Handbook of Labor Economics, was editor of the American Economic Review, and the co-editor of the American Law and Economics Review. He is a past president of the American Economic Association, the American Law and Economic Association, and the Society of Labor Economists.
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Jeremiás Máté Balogh
Assistant Professor
In 2007, I graduated from the Corvinus University of Budapest, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, specialization in European Agricultural Integration (BSc) than I obtained my master’s degree in 2010 major in organization and management.

Regarding my academic background, I attended the Ph.D. program of the Doctoral School of Business and Management at the Corvinus University of Budapest, specialization in agricultural economics, from September 2013 to July 2016. I spent 4-month at the University of Namur, in Belgium at the Department of Economics on the purpose of conducting thesis research in 2015. In my dissertation, entitled ‘An empirical analysis of world wine trade’ I analyzed three dimensions of international wine trade: determinants of competitiveness, factors of trade costs along with the price discrimination behavior of major EU wine exporters. I completed my Ph.D. in agricultural economics on 9 June 2017.
Since September 2016, I have been working for the Corvinus University of Budapest, at the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development as an assistant professor. I teach the following academic courses: Wine market strategies, International agro-food trade, Research methodology, Agribusiness case studies (Bachelor program of Agribusiness and Rural Development Engineer). My research fields are the analysis of international wine trade and competitiveness, investigating the effects of climate change on agriculture. Additional information about my publication can be found at my Google Scholar or Research Gate profile.
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Linda Bitsch
Professor
Since November 2016, Ms. Bitsch is a research assistant at the chair of International Marketing Management and recently a doctoral student at the Hochschule Geisenheim University. During her bachelor and master degree in ‘International Wine Business’ she collected practical experiences in the wine business through her family winery and during many internships and travels abroad (e.g. in Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Armenia, Georgia). The research of her PhD focuses on the optimization of contracting within the German wine industry.
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Mark Bonn
Dedman Professor in Services Management
Mark A. Bonn, Ph.D., is the Dedman Professor in Services Management with the Dedman School of Hospitality, at Florida State University, located in Tallahassee, Florida. Dr. Bonn received his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University in Resource Development with a supporting field in Organizational Behavior. During his career, he has authored more than one hundred journal articles and technical reports, and has generated over $3 million in funding. His primary areas of research focus has been upon the development of segmentation strategies for the hospitality and travel industry, sustainability, organizational behavior, purchasing, supply management, generational marketing, wine education and tourism development.

Dr. Bonn currently serves as Associate Editor for the Cornell Quarterly and also serves on the editorial review board for The International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management , Tourism Analysis and the International Hospitality Review.

In August, 2008, Dr. Bonn was inducted into the Florida Tourism Hall of Fame by the Florida Commission on Tourism. He remains the only academic scholar, researcher and educator to have ever achieved this historic honor.
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Tatiana Bouzdine
Dr. Tatiana Bouzdine-Chameeva, a Senior Professor of Information and Decision Sciences at KEDGE Business School (Bordeaux, France), holds a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Moscow State University (Russia), she defended the two habilitation thesis – in IS and in management sciences.

Tatiana has been involved in interdisciplinary studies with research teams from US, UK, Netherlands, Australia and Switzerland on a wide range of subject areas related to operational research, data envelopment analysis, decision analysis, innovation and knowledge management. Tatiana received honorary membership and awards from the prestigious JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science). She publishes in top journal such as Decision Sciences, European Journal of Operational Research, International Journal of Wine Business Research, Journal of Service Management, and Management International.

For many years, Tatiana was a leader of the Wine and Spirits Management academy research team in Bordeaux and developed an affinity with this particular sector through numerous professional projects on decision analysis and decision-making applied to wine sector.
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Roberta Capitello
Associate Professor
Roberta Capitello is Associate Professor of Rural economics and appraisal since 2001. She holds a Ph.D. in Mountain and Forestry Economics from the University of Trento in 1997. She is a member of the teaching committee of the bachelor degree in Viticultural and Oenological Science and Technology since 2007.

She is a member of the External Advisory Board of the International Journal of Wine Business Research since 2016.

Shes serves as a reviewer for several international scientific journals, such as Journal of Consumer Culture, Journal of Wine Research, International Journal of Wine Business Research, Wine Economics and Policy, Journal of the Agricultural and Food Industrial Organization, and Euromed Journal of Business.

Her main research interests are:
• food and wine marketing with special focus on consumer behaviour, typical food and wine, sustainability, brand strategies and communication;
• wine tourism and rural tourism.
Her research has been published on international scientific journals in the field of agricultural economics and agri-food marketing.
She is coordinator of an European project funded by SUSFOOD2 Era-net investiganting the sustainable food behaviours among young adults in Europe.
She received the award as “2016 Outstanding Reviewer” of the International Journal of Wine Business Research. She is the first author of a book on the wine market in China that has received the “2017 OIV Special Mention” from the International Organization of Vine and Wine.

Among Third Mission activities, she was coordinator of a Joint Project of the University of Verona in 2013/14. She participated in a study meeting and carried out a research on wine tourism in Italy in cooperation with the Italian Association of Cities of Wine.
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Steve Charters
Professor
I originally qualified as a lawyer in the UK but was seduced by the allure of wine, and worked in retail and wine education in both London and Sydney. I became Professor of Champagne Management at Reims Management School in 2007,and since 2013 I have been Director of Research in the School of Wine and Spirits Business of ESC Djon. I formerly lectured in Wine Studies and Marketing at Edith Cowan University in Perth and obtained my PhD from there in 2004, for a thesis entitled 'Perceptions of Wine Quality'. Before that I ran myown wine education consultancy in Sydney (and previously in the UK) and also worked in wine retail in Sydney, for a company involved in importing wine. I have written columns for the Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine and am author of 'Wine and society: The social and cultural context of a drink', published by Elsevier in 2006. I've also contributed to a number of popular books on wine including The Oxford Companion to Wine (OUP, 2006), 'Discovering Australia: Wineries' (Random House 1999) and 'The Global Encyclopedia of Wine' (Global Publishing, 2000).
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François Durrieu
Professor
François Durrieu is a professor-researcher in marketing. He teaches introductory marketing courses in the Kedge Bachelor, EBP International and PGE programs and master marketing data analysis courses. He coordinates the marketing sector in the 5th year of EBP. His research themes are positioned in marketing and he is recognized for his expertise on equation methods. This method made it possible to analyze organizational behavior (motivation, involvement and marketing orientation) in HR as well as in entrepreneurship, audit and finance. His work on these topics has been published in the Journal of Business Research, International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management, Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing, Journal of Service Management, International Journal of Wine Business Research and Journal of International Entrepreneurship.
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Juan Ramón Ferrer-Lorenzo
Professor
Doctor in Agricultural and Natural Sciences from the University of Zaragoza, Competitiveness of the Spanish Wine Sector. Master in Business Administration by ESADE- Barcelona Agronomist from the Polytechnic University of Valencia.

Associate Professor at the University of Zaragoza, Faculty of Business and Public Management. Department of Business Management and Organization. Trained in Implementation of Information Technologies for Human Resources. Specialized consultant in the Health Sector, Environmental Companies, Hotel and Industrial Services.

He has been a professor at the University of the Balearic Islands. University School of Tourism. Department of Business Organization. Director of Management in Can Misses-Hospital and the Health Area of Ibiza and Formentera.

Exconsultor at GDS Tecnogestión (Caixa de Barcelona), Exconsultor at
Aquaplan (Aguas de Barcelona).

He has been a member of the Board of Directors of hotel companies as an Independent Director.

Member of Esade Alumni.
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Nikos Georgantzis
Professor
Nikos is a Professor of Experimental Economics and Director of the Wine and Spirits Business Lab at the School of Wine and Spirits Business, (Burgundy School of Business) in Dijon, France. He was (2013-2017) Professor of Behavioural Economics in the School of Agriculture Policy and Development at the University of Reading and holds a chair in Economic Theory and Experimental Economics at the Universitat Jaume I (Castellón, Spain). Research Excellence Chair (2008-2013, Investigador de Reconocida Valía) by the local government of Andalusia at the University of Granada. Visiting professor in various universities (Crete, Cyprus, Paris II, Economics U. in Bratislava, Chapman, Autónoma de Colombia, U. Nacional in Bogotá, etc.). Principal investigator for over 20 research projects funded by national and private organizations in Spain, the UK and the EU. Research interests: Wine Economics, Economic Psychology, Microeconomics, Industrial Organization, Behavioural Economics, Labour Economics, Environmental Economics and International Economics. He has been the main supervisor to 21 (completed) doctoral theses, whose authors have received first placements in prestigious institutions, like the London School of Economics, University of Nottingham, University of Warwick, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, etc. Published work includes 70 articles in journals like Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, PLOS One, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Economic Psychology, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, etc. Associate Editor of the Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics and PLOS One. Member of several external evaluation committees for UK degrees and Greek university departments.
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Olivier Gergaud
Professor
Olivier Gergaud is professor of economics at KEDGE Business School and affiliated researcher of LIEPP at Sciences Po Paris. He obtained his doctorate at the University of Reims in 2000 and his habilitation to direct research at Sciences Po Paris in 2009. His fields of research concern the economy of culture, the wine economy, the sports economy , the economy of pro-social behaviors and the economy of the restaurant. Olivier has been visiting professor at several European universities (Sciences Po Paris, Free University of Brussels) and North American (NYU, UCLA, HEC Montréal). He has received various honorary awards, including the President's Award at the 12th International Conference of the Association for Cultural Economics International (ACEI) and an accessit for the PhD Prize of the French Association of Economics (AFSE). Olivier has published several articles on various applied economics topics, some of which have appeared in international journals such as Economic Journal, Economic Inquiry, Journal of Portfolio Management, Family Business Review, Journal of Sports Economics, Journal of Wine Economics, Journal of Cultural Economics and have benefited from extensive media coverage (eg The New York Times, The Guardian, The Sunday Telegraph, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Financial Times, The World, France 5, etc.). He is also a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Wine Economics and the editorial board of the Journal of Prediction Markets.
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Azélina Jaboulet-Vercherre
author, scholar, and speaker
Azélina Jaboulet-Vercherre is an author, scholar, and speaker, whose work provides a sense of intellectual and historical context to wine lovers and adventurers of the senses.

As a Medieval historian, she searches indefatigably for original sources and little-known texts in her quest to build a new wine terminology, using past taxonomies to enlighten current issues. Her research is unique in its focus on how the ways in which we think about, appreciate, and drink wine have changed over the centuries.

Since receiving her PhD from Yale in 2011, Azélina has created series of her own wine and culture courses for a range of higher education institutions (Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne, Changins, Sciences Po Paris, Ferrandi, INSEEC), and has traveled the world presenting her research at conferences (UCLA, HEC, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Parsons).

Research interests:
History of Wine, Food and Gastronomy
Ancient and Medieval Natural Philosophy
Medieval and Early Modern European Intellectual History
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Grant Keating
Analyst
Grant Keating holds a B.A. in Economics and a Certificate in Finance from Princeton University. His undergraduate research focused on the relationship between statewide legislature and the growth of craft breweries and the impact of the Sub-AVA system on wine pricings and ratings.
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Kathryn LaTour
Associate Professor
Kathy LaTour is an associate professor of services marketing at the Cornell School of Hotel Administration. She is an expert in the area of marketing hedonic experiences, with a particular focus on wine and gambling. She received her PhD from the University of Iowa in 1997. From 1997-2001, she served as a visiting scholar in the Mind of the Market Lab at the Harvard Business School, where she worked with Gerald Zaltman and Stephen Kosslyn on applications of cognitive neuroscience to marketing, and from 2004 to 2011, she was on the faculty of the UNLV Hotel School, where she taught marketing, marketing research, and a strategic-focused consumer behavior class to undergraduate and graduate hospitality students.

LaTour's research takes a consumer-psychology perspective toward how marketers should approach branding, experience design, communications, and loyalty programs. She uses both experimental designs and in-depth interview techniques to better understand consumer behavior, fusing macro cultural and micro psychological dimensions to her research. Her major research focus has been on the complexity of human memory. Her research on memory reconstruction was first published in the top consumer psychology journal, Journal of Consumer Research, and won both best paper for research based on a dissertation, as well as best article published in that year (1999), which is a major accomplishment in the discipline. She has published both wine and gambling research in that journal, and her academic research has also appeared in the Journal of Marketing, Journal of Advertising, Journal of Advertising Research, Journal of Business Research, Psychology & Marketing, Journal of Travel Research, Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, and Annals of Tourism Research. Her work has also appeared in the general news media, such as the New York Times, USA Today, United In-flight magazine, Las Vegas Review Journal, Las Vegas Sun, and Portland Oregonian.

LaTour has also worked with a number of consulting companies, such as Experience Engineering and Olson Zaltman Associates, with clients that include Procter & Gamble, Coca-Cola, Disney, World Bank, Las Vegas Sands, and Yum! Foods. She firmly believes that academic research can inform practice and practice can inform academe.
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Florine Livat
Associate Professor
Florine Livat obtained her doctorate in 2005 at the University of Reims. Her research is in applied microeconomics and focuses on the functioning of markets with imperfect information, particularly the wine markets. She is particularly interested in the phenomena of reputation and expertise, as well as price dynamics. She has published academic articles in French and international journals: Food Policy, Applied Economics, Economics Bulletin, Economics and Forecasting, Applied Economics Letters, Wine Economics and Policy, International Journal of Wine Business Research. Florine worked for several years as an economic researcher for a wine broker in Bordeaux, before joining KEDGE Business School in 2006. A member of the American Association of Wine Economics, she is also one of the founding members of Bordeaux Wine Economics research group. At KEDGE Business School, Florine was the Academic Manager of the specialized Masters in Wine and Spirits Management from 2007 to 2011. Currently Associate Professor, she teaches in French and English, from the Bachelor level to the MBA, the principles of microeconomics, the wine economics, as well as the methodology of research and economics.
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Thierry Lorey
Associate Professor
Thierry LOREY has been an associate professor of marketing at Kedge Business School since the beginning of September 2018. Prior to that he was associate professor of marketing at Pau Business School (south-west France) for 12 years. He has also been an associate researcher at Bordeaux University since 2015.

He was awarded a doctorate by Toulouse 1 Capitole University in 2012 for a thesis investigating brand representations in the Bordeaux and Provence wine regions. His research interests include wine (representations, inter-generational differences in consumption, AOCs - brands), hospitality management, tourism, and how the digital revolution is transforming these sectors. His research articles have been published in Management international, International Journal of Entrepreneurship & Small Business, International Journal of Arts Management, Decisions Marketing.

Before moving into academia, he spent fifteen years in the wine and food industry, where he worked as a marketing manager for several international companies, both in Btb and Btc sectors.
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Michael Luca
Associate Professor
Michael Luca is the Lee J. Styslinger III Associate Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. Professor Luca teaches From Data to Decisions: The Role of Experiments, an elective course about the rise of experiments in organizations, and the role that they play in decision making. He also teaches an elective course in which student teams develop behavioral interventions for government and company clients, called Behavioral Insights.

Professor Luca's current research focuses on the design of online platforms, and on the ways in which data from platforms can inform managerial and policy decisions. He approaches this work both from a managerial and policy perspective. His work has been published in academic journals including Management Science, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, American Economic Review: Papers and Proceeding, and the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics. He also writes about behavioral economics and online platforms for media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, and Slate.

His research has been written about in a variety of media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Guardian, Telegraph, Huffington Post, Harvard Business Review, Atlantic, Quartz, Vox, and Forbes
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Philippe Masset
Assistant Professor
Dr Philippe Masset holds a Ph.D. from the University of Fribourg (2012). His research areas are Empirical Finance, Alternative Investments, Wine Economics, Hospitality Financial Management and Hotel Real-Estate Investments. He has been visiting professor at the University of Bordeaux and he is member of several academic associations including the American Association of Wine Economists (AAWE) and Bordeaux Wine Economics (BWE). He is also a founding member of the Alliance for Research on Wine & Hospitality Management. He has published several papers in international journals such as Emerging Market Review, European Financial Management, Journal of Alternative Investments, and in the Handbook of Financial Econometrics and Statistics and got substantial coverage in the media (e.g., Bloomberg, Reuters, Radio Télévision Suisse, Bilan, The Times, The Daily Telegraph, China Daily, La Repubblica). He has taught courses in finance (Financial Management, Corporate Finance, Investments, Real-Estate Finance, Risk Management, Wine Economics & Finance) at several academic institutions.
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David Moroz
Dean
David Moroz is Dean of Research at South Champagne Business School, in Troyes. He holds a Ph.D in economics from the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne and is a member of the American Association of Wine Economists. His research areas include alternative investments, wine economics and collectibles.
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Elliott Morss
CEO
Elliott Morss graduated from Williams (B.A.) and Johns Hopkins (Ph.D.). Worked in 45 countries with IMF and as entrepreneur. Taught at Harvard, UMICH, Brandeis, and Univ. of Palermo in Buenos Aires.

Morss is a regular contributor to Seeking Alpha and Global Economic Intersection.
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Roger Noujeim
CEO
30 years of performance-driven thinking and execution in growth and startup environments including 15 years of experience within technology startups. Passionate about advancing disruptive ideas that tackle real problems in the marketplace. Key achievements include three M&A exits and taking multiple brands to market prominence.
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Ariel Ortiz-Bobea
Assistant Professor
Ariel Ortiz-Bobea is an applied economist with interests in agricultural, resource and development economics. At present, his research program is broadly focused on agricultural sustainability issues with particular emphasis on the statistical and econometric evaluation of climate change impacts on agriculture and other sectors of the economy.
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Bruno Pecchioli
Professor
Bruno Pecchioli is a Finance professor, head of Finance-Economics-Law Department at South Champagne Business School, in Troyes. He holds a Ph.D in Finance from the University of Lorraine and is a member of the American Association of Wine Economists. His research areas include alternative investments, market reaction to industrial accidents or environmental crises and fintech, more precisely crowdfunding.”
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Bradley Rickard
Associate Professor
Brad Rickard is the Ruth and William Morgan Associate Professor of Applied Economics and Management in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. His teaching and research focus on the economic implications of policies, innovation, and industry-led initiatives in food and beverage markets. Results from his research have been highlighted by various media outlets including Buffalo News, The Economist, Freakonomics.com, National Public Radio, The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Wine Spectator.
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Kate Rockett
Professor
Katharine Rockett joined Essex in 1999. Her research interests include the economics of new technologies, firm organization and licensing. Recent publications include a report for the European Commission on the interplay between intellectual property and competition policy and articles in the Journal of Public Economics and Journal of Industrial Economics.
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Luca Rossetto
Professor
Luca Rossetto was born in Rovigo, on February 4th 1964. In 1993, he graduated in Agricultural Science at the University of Padua, with 110/110 cum laude. In 1995 he followed a master course in agricultural economics at the University of California, Davis campus. In 1998 he got a Ph.D. in Forest Economics and Montana at the University of Trento. In 2001 he got a position as researcher in Agricultural Economics at the University of Padova. In 2005 he got a position as associate professor in Agricultural Economics and we was affiliated at the Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry of the University of Padova. Educational activity He teaches Agrifood Food Chain and Business Strategies in the Master's Degree in Food Science and Technology, Territorial Valorization and Rural Development in the Italian Food and Wine within the Master Degree Italian Food and Wines. Since 2012 he teaches a course on wine marketing at the international master Vinifera based in Montpellier (France). Research Activity His research can be grouped into the following areas: i) agricultural policy, ii) agri-food markets, and supply chains; iii) the management of fisheries resources; iv) environmental damage assessment; v) organic farming; vi) wine markets. His research activities, has resulted in over 130 publications.
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Jens Rüdiger
Professor
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Günter Schamel
Professor
Günter Schamel is an agricultural / applied economist with research interests related to wine, tourism and cooperatives. He received his PhD from the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University and an MSc from UC Davis. Prior to joining unibz, he was professor at Humboldt University Berlin, had visiting appointments at Iowa State and Adelaide University, taught at Cornell, TUM, BSB Dijon and worked for the World Bank. He is a Fellow of the American Association of Wine Economist (AAWE) and affiliated with the Wine Economics Research Centre at Adelaide University, the Robert Mondavi Institute Center for Wine Economics at UC Davis and Bordeaux Wine Economics. He is a Board Member for AAWE, the Journal of Wine Economics (JWE) and Wine Economics and Policy (WEP).
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Katia Laura Sidali
Post-Doc Researcher in Economics
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Haiyan Song
Associate Dean and Chair Professor, Mr and Mrs Chan Chak Fu Professor in International Tourism
Professor Haiyan Song has a strong background in Economics. His research focuses on tourism and hotel demand analysis, service recovery, tourist satisfaction, and wine economics. Over the years, Professor Song has played significant roles in a number of international consultancy and collaborative projects, covering tourist satisfaction and service quality indices, Asia Pacific visitor forecasts, web-based tourism demand forecasting system, and development of the Guangdong tourist satellite account, which have considerable impact on tourist destination management. Two of his co-authored books on tourism forecasting have been well received by researchers and practitioners. Professor Song has written extensively on tourism forecasting methodologies and many of his work has appeared in such academic journals as Journal of Development Economics, Annals of Tourism Research, Tourism Management, Journal of Travel Research, and International Journal of Hospitality Management.

A frequent guest speaker on international conference circuit, Professor Song has shared his professional insights on issues ranging from tourism impact assessment, tourist satisfaction and service quality indices, tourism and hotel demand forecasting, to consumer behavioural studies. Among his professional affiliations, he is President of both the International Association for Tourism Economics (IATE) and International Association for China Tourism Studies (IACTS) and is a Fellow of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism (IAST). He is Editor-in-Chief of Journal of China Tourism Research, Resource Editor of Annals of Tourism Research, and Deputy Executive Editor of Tourism Tribune.

Professor Song taught at Dongbei University of Finance and Economics in China, Glasgow Caledonian University, University of Abertay Dundee, and University of Surrey in the UK before joining the School of Hotel and Tourism Management at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University as Chair Professor of Tourism in August 2004. The honours he received include the John Wiley & Sons Lifetime Research Achievement Award by the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education in 2010 and Michael D. Olsen Research Achievement Award by University of Delaware in 2014.
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Alex Susskind
Director, Cornell Institute of Food and Beverage Management, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Alex Susskind joined the faculty at Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration in 1998. He is a Professor of Food and Beverage Management and is currently serving as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Professor Susskind earned his Ph.D. in Communication from Michigan State University with a specialization in organizational communication and his MBA with a concentration in personnel and human relations. Alex earned his undergraduate degree at Purdue University in Restaurant, Hotel, and Institutional Management and is also a trained chef with a degree in Culinary Arts from The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. Prior to starting his career in Academia, Alex was a chef and restaurant operator for both independent and multi-unit restaurant companies in the Northeastern and Southeastern United States.

At Cornell, Professor Susskind teaches undergraduate and graduate courses addressing the operational and strategic elements of the food and beverage business. He also teaches in the Hotel School’s Executive Education Program to managers and executives both on and off campus and has recently developed and launched an eight-course online certificate program in Food and Beverage Management for eCornell.

Through his active research program, Professor Susskind is currently examining how: (1) customer-service provider interaction with guests and managers influences organizational performance; (2) communication networks are influenced by elements such as teamwork and organizational change; (3) organizational technology is influencing/changing the relationship between guests and service-based employees and managers; and (4) nutrition information provided by restaurants on menus (as required by the Affordable Care Act starting in May 2018) is influencing guests’ food choices when they dine out in full service restaurants.

On a personal note: Professor Susskind and his wife Carrie have two boys and live happily in Ithaca, NY. Alex studies Chun Do Kwan Tae Kwon Do and holds a 1st Degree Black Belt; he is an enthusiastic collector of fine wines with around 1500 bottles in his personal wine cellar; and is a drummer who practices nearly every day.
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Jean-Christian Tisserand
Assistant Professor
I am an Assistant Professor in the School of Wine and Spirits Business at the Burgundy School of Business. I defended my Ph.D thesis in Law and Economics ("Essays on the economic analysis of negotiations") in November 2016 at the University of Besançon.

My research relates to the analysis of negociations and imply the use of specific empirical tools such as econometric analysis, experimental economics and meta-analysis. Database analysis and statistics in general are my fields of expertise. I start applying this in the wine domain this year.

I regularly take part in economic conferences and pay a particular attention to public policy issues in connection with my primary research fields. I was recently invited by the ISST (Institute of Labour) of Rennes and Strasbourg to present my works and give a speech about the potential economic consequences of the El Khomri law.
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Célia Tunc
Secretary General
With the network of restaurants and producers she created at the Culinary College of France (Collège Culinaire de France or CCF), Celia Tunc entered in 2017 the ranking of the 50 personalities under 40 who count in the sector of gastronomy.

Since 2012 Célia Tunc is Secretary General of the CCF, an association created on the initiative of fifteen French chefs among which twelve three stars Michelin chefs and which brings together 1800 "quality restaurants" and 800 "quality craftsmen and producers" through the country. She has the ear of many chefs, including Alain Ducasse and Joel Robuchon (before its death in 2018), cofounders of the Culinary College of France.

It is thanks to the skills acquired in her scientific training, in the management of European projects and her experiences in Spain and the United States that she has developed the association and become one of its main representative and spokeswoman at a national and international level.
On a daily basis, she participates in the definition of the strategy with the founding leaders. She is the privileged link between the founders chefs, the restaurants and quality craftsmen and producers of the Culinary College of France.

She is also a founder and member of the Expert Committee, the Ethical Committee for Selection of winegrowers and the Innovative and Operational Reflection Committee.

In addition to her main activity, she is also Disciples d'Escoffier, a member of the Food SweetFood advisory committee for the Refugee Food Festival project, and an expert in the Génération C project (a program of support for young entrepreneurs in restaurants).

Célia holds a double master's degree in management and genetics and is fluent in English and Spanish Today, thanks to its 360 ° expertise in the gastronomy industry, she is one of the reference partners in the world of gastronomy.
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Emiliano Villanueva
Associate Professor
Dr. Villanueva has an extensive worldwide teaching and business experience. He is currently an Associate Professor of International Business at Eastern Connecticut State University, USA. He has also taught at the University level in Argentina, and was a Business Faculty for 7 years in Dubai for the public college system of the United Arab Emirates. He is a permanent member of the International Wine Organization and the American Association of Wine Economists. His research on international wine trade, wine marketing, wine consumer behavior, wine tourism, and wine economics has been published in various international journals. He has delivered more than 20 presentations at International Conferences. During his professional career, he managed a winery in Spain and another in Argentina, and was the Export Area Manager for Latin America and the Middle East for a Catalan multinational company. Dr. Villanueva speaks three languages fluently and has traveled to 46 different countries.
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Joel Waldfogel
Joel Waldfogel, Associate Dean of MBA Programs, Frederick R Kappel Chair in Applied Economics
Joel Waldfogel was previously the Ehrenkranz Family Professor of Business and Public Policy at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, where he and had served as department chair and associate vice dean. Prior to Wharton, Waldfogel was an associate professor of economics at Yale University.

His main research interests are industrial organization and law and economics, and he has conducted empirical studies of price advertising, media markets, the operation of differentiated product markets, and issues related to digital products, including piracy, pricing, and revenue sharing. He has published more than 50 articles in scholarly outlets, including the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, and the RAND Journal of Economics. He also has published several books, including The Tyranny of the Market: Why You Can't Always Get What You Want (Harvard University Press, 2007) and Scroogenomics: Why You Shouldn't Buy Presents for the Holidays (Princeton University Press, 2009). He has also written for Slate.

Waldfogel received a BA in economics from Brandeis University and a PhD in economics from Stanford University. He grew up in South Minneapolis, graduating from Washburn High School.
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Jean-Philippe Weisskopf
Assistant Professor
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.
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René-Ojas Woltering
Assistant Professor
René-Ojas Woltering, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Real Estate Finance at Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne. He holds a doctoral degree in Business Administration from the University of Regensburg. His research interests include real estate investment vehicles, investment strategies, and issues relevant to the hospitality industry. His publications have appeared in scholarly journals such as the Journal of Banking and Finance, Real Estate Economics, and the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics. Dr. Woltering has gained valuable experience in the real asset management, investment management, and consulting industry. He is also awardee of several finance & investment competitions.
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Lisa Yip
PhD Student
Lisa had an enriching career in the education industry with Kaplan, Hong Kong, for over 15 years. She held several key management positions, including Regional Director for Accountancy (Greater China), Vice President for Higher Education, and Vice President for Business Development in Hong Kong. For 5 years alongside her management roles, she gave lectures on business information management and performance management. She coached and delivered “train the trainer” programs for lecturers at Kaplan.

Lisa graduated with a degree in Tourism Management from the School of Hotel and Tourism Management of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She obtained an MBA from the University of Edinburgh, UK.

With her passion for wine, Lisa attained a distinction in the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 3 Award and a distinction in the Barossa Wine School Master Level 3. She is also an International Sake Sommelier, granted by the Sake Service Institute (SSI). In 2018 she was invited to be the assistant wine judge for the Wine 100 Challenge in Shanghai.

A believer in lifelong learning and education, she rejoined the School of Hotel and Tourism Management of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University to pursue her Ph.D. in 2015. Lisa’s research tries to close the widening gap between practitioners’ growing interest in Chinese consumers’ wine preferences and the lack of research in this area. Her Ph.D. thesis compared Chinese and French wine consumers’ preferences and willingness to pay for Chinese and French wines, through the use of hedonic pricing modelling. She conducted scholarly activities when she was at the Burgundy School of Business, working with behavioral economists and wine marketing experts, and studied the relationship between perceived and revealed attitudes toward a wine’s “complexity” and “flavor development in the glass.”
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