Jan Bentzen

Associate professor

Jan Bentzen


Member of Industrial Organisation and Trade Section
Research Secretaries: Mette Vad Andersen and Susan Stilling

MSc (Econ), Aarhus University, 1981


 Research Interests

  • Energy Economics
  • Alcohol Consumption Analyses
  • Sustainability 

Teaching Area

  • Micro Economics, Macro Economics and Descriptive Economics
  • Cost Benefit Analyses


  • Comparing data sources of real GDP in purchasing power parities. Forthcoming in Applied Economics Letters, 2015.
  • Prices of agricultural commodities, biofuels and fossil fuels in long-run relationships: a comparative study for the USA and Europe (with T. Groth). Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica. Section C. Food Economics, Vol. 9, Supplement No. 5, pp. 27-36, 2013.
  • Life Satisfaction and Alcohol Consumption: an Empirical Analysis in OECD Countries (with V. Smith). In: Wine Economics, Quantitative Studies and Empirical Applications, E. Giraud-Heraud and M.-C. Pichery (eds.). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
  • Do firms' growth rates depend on firm size? (with V. Smith and E.S. Madsen). Small Business Economics, vol. 39, no. 4, pp. 937-947, 2012.
  • What Drives the Demand for Temporary Agency Workers? (with E. Jahn). Labour, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 341-355, 2012.
  • Alcohol consumption and liver cirrhosis mortality: New evidence from a panel data analysis for sixteen European countries (with V. Smith). Journal of Wine Economics, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 67-82, 2011.
  • Quantifying environmental sustainability using an aggregate index reflecting increasing marginal damage costs. Applied Economics Letters, vol. 18, no. 14, pp. 1383-1386, 2011.
  • Which factors influence the quality of wine produced in new cool climate regions? (with V. Smith) International Journal of Wine Business Research, Vol. 23, no. 4, 2011.
  • Do expert ratings or economic models explain champagne prices? (with V. Smith) International Journal of Wine Business Research, Vol. 20, No. 3, pp. 230-243, 2008.
  • Does OPEC influence crude oil prices? Testing for co-movements and causality between regional crude oil prices. Applied Economics, vol. 39, 1375-1385, 2007.
  • The military action in Iraq 2003: Did the US consumers' boycott of French wines have any economic effects? (with V. Smith). Journal of Wine Economics, vol. 2, no. 1, 75-83, 2007.
  • Do the Scandinavian consumers pay a 'fair' price for premium German white wines? (with V. Smith). Agrarwirtschaft, vol. 55, no. 8, 343-352, 2006.
  • Testing for catching-up periods in time-series convergence. Economics Letters, vol. 88, 323-328, 2005.
  • Short-run and long-run relationships in the consumption of alcohol in the Scandinavian countries (with V. Smith), Nationaløkonomisk Tidsskrift, vol. 143, 65-80, 2005.
  • Persistence in Corporate Performance? Empirical Evidence from Panel Unit Root Tests (with Erik S. Madsen, Mogens D.-Hansen, V. Smith), EMPIRICA vol. 32, 217-230, 2005.
  • A comparative study of wine auction prices: Mouton Rothschild Premier Cru Classé (with V. Smith). International Journal of Wine Business Research, vol. 16, 74-90, 2004.
  • Estimating the rebound effect in US manufacturing energy consumption. Energy Economics, vol. 26, pp. 123-134, 2004.
  • Wine in the Nordic countries: Historical and recent trends in the development of wine consumption, prices and taxation (with V. Smith). In: The World’s Wine Markets, K. Anderson (ed.). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2004.
  • Danske energiplaners prognosefejl i internationalt perspektiv (medforf. H. Linderoth). Nationaløkonomisk Tidsskrift, vol. 141, 415-21, 2003.
  • French Nuclear Testings and Consumption of French Wine in Denmark (with V. Smith). International Journal of Wine Business Research, vol. 14, pp. 20-36, 2002.
  • Alcohol consumption in European countries: time series based tests of convergence (with T. Eriksson and V. Smith). Cahiers d’Economie et Sociologie Rurales, pp. 60-61, 2002.
  • Has the accuracy of energy projections in the OECD countries improved since the 1970s? (with H. Linderoth).  Opec Energy Review, vol. XXV, no. 2, pp. 105-116, 2001.
  • A Revival of the Autoregressive Distributed Lag Model in Estimating Energy Demand Relationships (with T. Engsted).  ENERGY - The International Journal, vol. 26(1), pp 45-55, 2001.
  • Rational Addiction and Alcohol Consumption: Evidence from the Nordic Countries (with T. Eriksson & V. Smith). Journal of Consumer Policy, vol. 22, pp.257-279, 1999.
  • Priskonvergens mellem EU landene 1985-1994 (medforfatter H. Linderoth). Økonomi og Politik, 2, pp. 38-48, 1999.
  • Influenza og dødelighed i Danmark (medforfatter H. Linderoth). Ugeskrift for Læger,
  • 161,14, p. 2101, 1999.
  • The Impact of Petroleum Taxes on Residential Oil Demand in Denmark. Energy Economics, vol. 2, pp. 81-96, 1997.
  • Regional income effects and renewable fuels (with M. Dilling-Hansen & V. Smith). Energy Policy, vol. 25, pp. 185-191, 1997.
  • Dynamic modelling of energy demand: a guided tour through the jungle of unit roots and cointegration (with T. Engsted). Opec Review, vol. XXI (4), pp. 261-293, 1997.
  • Common trends in energy consumption in nine OECD countries (with Tom Engsted). OPEC Review, vol XX(2), pp 149-163, 1996.
  • On the Estimation of Short- and Long-Run Elasticities in U.S Petroleum Consumption: Comment (with Tom Engsted). Southern Economic Journal, Vol. 62, No. 3, pp. 783-787, 1996.
  • Samspillet mellem oliemarkedet og det danske finansielle marked under oliekriser (medforfatter: H. Linderoth). Nationaløkonomisk Tidsskrift, bind 132, no. 3, pp. 335-344, 1994.
  • An empirical analysis of gasoline demand in Denmark using cointegration techniques. Energy Economics, vol. 16, pp. 139-143, 1994.
  • Short- and long-run elasticities in energy demand. A cointegration approach (with T. Engsted). Energy Economics, vol. 15, pp. 9-16, 1993.
  • Expectations, adjustment costs, and energy demand (with T. Engsted). Resources and Energy Economics, vol. 15, pp. 371-385, 1993.
  • Pris- og indkomstelasticiteter i boligsektorens elforbrug. Nationaløkonomisk Tidsskrift, vol. 130, pp. 511-525, 1992.
  • Betalingsbalancehensyn og skyggevalutakurs i samfundsøkonomiske cost benefit analyser. Nationaløkonomisk Tidsskrift, vol. 127, pp. 255-263, 1989.


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