Online Course

Hospitality Economics

Hospitality Economics focuses on applying economic principles to analyze the hospitality industry. You will learn how to use rigorous economic theories and models to analyze the functioning of the hospitality industry and its current trends. We will focus on micro-foundations and analyze the impact of the hospitality industry on the aggregate economy.



Week 1 Economic fundamentals
Introduction to Micro economics
The Hospitality Industry
Week 2 Microeconomics and the hospitality industry
Price discrimination
Game theory
Asymmetric information
Two sided-markets
Week 3 Macroeconomics and the hospitality industry
Good markets and Fiscal Policy
Financial markets and Monetary Policy
Week 4 Empirical analysis
Week 5 Final assessment


Learning Outcomes

  • Understand and analyze the economic workings and the economic environment of a wide range of hospitality businesses
  • Identify the structure of the market in which your firm operates and define your optimal pricing strategies
  • Understand how different economic incentives affect agents’ behavior and thus how to interact with your competitors on the market


Who Should Join

This course is designed for hospitality professionals, hotel owners, consultants, economists and any professional wishing to enter the hospitality industry to update their skills and learn about hotel micro- and macro-economics.

Course Advantages

  • A learning manager moderates the course
  • An online course accessible whenever and wherever
  • Course content based on EHL’s MBA in Hospitality program
  • A Certificate of Completion delivered and certified by EHL


Course overview

  • Next intakes 7 November 2022
    20 Mars 2023
  • Length 5 weeks
  • Effort 8 hours / week
  • Course delivery Online
  • Language English
  • Price CHF 2,200
    SGD 3,100 (Subsidized price for Singaporeans and Singapore residents)
Lecture Videos
Interactive Exercises
Reading & Case Studies
Final Assessment

Course instructor



Dr. Isabella Blengini

Assistant Professor