Jeanet Sinding Bentzen

Jeanet Bentzen

Associate Professor

Department of Economics
University of Copenhagen
Building 26, Office 26.2.26
ōster Farimagsgade 5
1353 Copenhagen K.

Other affiliations:
CEPR Research Affiliate
External Research Associate at CAGE, Warwick University

Phone: (+45) 28 25 26 15
Email: Jeanet.Bentzen (at)
Google Scholar site
Twitter: @JeanetBentzen







  • Dec 2017: I was appointed CEPR Research Affiliate.

  • Dec 2017: My paper "Power and Persistence: Indigenous Roots of Representative Democracy" is now forthcoming at the Economic Journal (with Jacob Hariri and James A Robinson)

  • Oct 2017: My WEHC 2018 proposed session "The Causes and Consequences of Historic Differences in Cultural Values" accepted with Paola Giuliano, Eric Chaney, Martin Fiszbein and myself as presenters and Nunn, Becker, Michalopoulos, and Rubin as discussants.

  • Oct 2017: Congratulations to my student Ammar Ljubijankic for receiving the prestigious McKinsey price for his thesis in my seminar!

  • Oct 2017: My paper "Pre-reformation Roots of the Protestant Ethic" available as voxeu article (among most read in October) and posted on LSE Business blog.

  • Aug 2017: Invited speaker at Political Economy Workshop in Galatina

  • June 2017: Invited speaker at Groningen University

  • Apr 2017: I participated in a debate on Danish National television on the impact (or lack thereof) of the Protestant reformation on the Danish economy.

  • Jan 2017: My paper "Pre-Reformation Roots of the Protestant Ethic" published in the Economic Journal (with T Andersen, CJ Dalgaard, and P Sharp)

  • Feb 2017: I gave an invited seminar at Brown University

  • Feb 2017: My paper "Irrigation and Autocracy" published as lead article in JEEA (with N Kaarsen and A M Wingender)

  • Dec 2016: Invited speaker at Luxembourg University on "Acts of God"

  • Nov 2016: I gave an invited seminar at Bonn University on "Acts of God"

  • May 2016: Local organizer of the ASREC Europe conference 2016 with keynote speakers Oded Galor and Hans-Joachim Voth

  • May 2016: I gave an invited seminar at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitšt Munich on "The Power of Religion"

  • May 2016: Invited research stay at CAGE at Warwick University

  • Jan 2016: Presented my "Acts of God" paper at the AEA Annual Meeting in San Francisco

  • Nov 2015: I gave an invited seminar at New Economics School Moscow

  • Sep 2015: I gave an invited seminar at University of Bristol 

  • July 2015: Presented my "Acts of God" paper at the NBER Summer Institute

  • Mar 2015: Joined the board of the Association for the Study of Religion, Economics, and Culture (ASREC)

  • Oct 2014: I gave an invited seminar at Gothenburg University

  • May 2014: I gave an invited seminar at Zurich University

  • Sep 2013: I gave an invited seminar at Oslo University