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Jan Bentzen

Associate Professor

Jan Bentzen


MSc (Econ), Aarhus University, 1981

Member of the Economics Section
Research Secretary: Malene Vindfeldt Skals



  • Energy Economics
  • Alcohol Consumption Analyses
  • Sustainability 


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


  • Does Firm Size Improve Firm Growth? Empirical Evidence from an Emerging Economy (with Le Thanh Tung). Economics and Business Review 9 (3), 2023.

  • The Relationship Between Income Growth and Inequality: Evidence from an Asian Emerging Economy. Economics and Sociology, 15(2), 2022, p. 95-109.

  • The Tourism-Poverty Nexus: Does Tourism Spending Influence Poverty Rates? Empirical Evidence from Regional Vietnamese Data (with Truc Ngo Thi Thanh). Journal of Poverty, 30.11.2021.
  • A causality test between income, inequality and poverty - empirical evidence from South-East Asia (with L.T. Tùng). Applied Economics Letters, Vol. 28, No. 19, 2021, p. 1682-1685.
  • Regional Income Convergence in an Emerging Asian Economy: Empirical Evidence from Vietnam. Post-Communist Economies, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2021, p. 64-78.
  • The Danish economy in a global context (with Torben M. Andersen, Svend Erik Hougaard Jensen, Valdemar Smith, Niels Westergård-Nielsen). 2 ed. København: Djøf Forlag, 2021. 313 p.
  • Beskrivende dansk økonomi (with T.M. Andersen, N. Nannerup, V. Smith and N. Westergård-Nielsen). Bogforlaget HandelsVidenskab 2020, 6. udg.
  • Are Tax-Free Wine Prices Attractive for Consumers? Empirical Evidence from Norway (with V. Smith). International Business Research, 13(7), 2020.
  • Regional Income Convergence in Indochina 1970 to 2015? (with L.T. Tùng). Applied Economics Letters, 26, 2019.
  • A Social Cost-Benefit Analysis of Biogas Technologies using Rice Straw and Water Hyacinths as Feedstock (with N.T.T. Truc and T.S. Nam). International Energy Journal, 18, 2018.
  • Structural Changes in the Consumption of Beer, Wine and Spirits in OECD Countries from 1961 to 2014. Beverages 2018, 4(1), 8; doi:10.3390/beverages4010008
  • Entry, Survival and Profits: The Emergence of Microbreweries in Denmark (with V. Smith). In: Economic Perspectives on Craft Beer: A Revolution in the Global Beer Industry, C. Garavaglia and J. Swinnen (eds.), Palgrave McMillan, pp. 161-183, 2018.
  • Factors Influencing the Adoption of Small-scale Biogas Digesters in Developing Countries - Empirical Evidence from Vietnam (with N.T.T. Truc, T.S. Nam and N.V.C. Ngan). International Business Research 10(2), 2017.
  • Comparing data sources of real GDP in purchasing power parities. Applied Economics Letters, 22(16), pp. 1303-1308, 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.


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