The Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL), Switzerland, invites you to submit papers to be considered for presentation at its 4th Hospitality Finance & Economics Conference. We welcome submissions from all areas related to general finance, real estate, and economics. In addition, hospitality- or tourism-focused papers are encouraged. This selective, high quality conference will ensure an informal atmosphere conducive to open and lively discussions and offer a platform for academics and practitioners alike. All papers will be reviewed by a selection committee. Presenters of accepted papers should agree to act as discussants. 

EXPERT PANELISTS: Industry thought-leaders and academics will participate in a panel discussing the importance of sustainability in various aspects of the world surrounding us and in doing business.

TOPICS FOR PAPER SUBMISSION:  Empirical / experimental papers – and well-developed case studies are welcome. We ask you not to submit a paper that has been accepted for publication in a journal or is close to being accepted. We particularly encourage submissions by PhD students in advanced stages of their studies.

The conference wants to put an emphasis – but is not limited to – the following topics in the economics, real estate or finance fields. The submitted papers may – but do not need to - display hospitality or tourism relevance:

  • Investments
  • Sentiments
  • Big data & machine learning
  • Corporate governance
  • Valuation
  • Demand modelling and forecasting
  • Spatial econometrics
  • Sustainability
  • Behavioral economics and finance
  • Market, investor or consumer sentiments
  • Economics of social media, customer reviews and ratings
  • Other quantitative research in tourism and hospitality

BEST PAPER AWARDS: A selection committee will announce best paper awards in specific categories, at least one of which will be specific to hospitality/tourism economics.

Recent year conference details are available here:

2019: 3rd HFE Conference

2018: 2nd Private Market Conference