Benny MANTIN

Benny MANTIN

Full professor in Supply Chain Management and Logistics

Faculty or Centre Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance
Research Unit Luxembourg Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Postal Address Campus Limpertsberg, Université du Luxembourg
162 A, avenue de la Faïencerie
L-1511 Luxembourg
Campus Office BC 1.10
Email
Telephone (+352) 46 66 44 5815
Fax (+352) 46 66 44 35815

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Benny Mantin is a Professor and the Director of the Luxembourg Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LCL). Professor Mantin joined the LCL in January 2017 but was involved in setting up the centre since September 2016.

His research covers different aspects of dynamic pricing and revenue management, supply chain management, and transportation economics. Using game theory frameworks, Prof. Mantin seeks to explore and understand the strategic interactions between suppliers, vendors, and consumers in different market settings. He also conducts extensive empirical work using retail and airfare data. In his research, Benny addresses topical and compelling questions and his research has been published or accepted for publication in numerous journals such as Marketing Science, Production and Operations Management, Naval Research Logistics, Transportation Research Parts B and E, and European Journal of Operational Research.

Prof. Mantin is a board member of the Journal of Air Transport Management and he is on the advisory board of the Hamburg Aviation Conference.

His research has been recognized and supported by several grants.

Prof. Mantin has been engaged in consulting on air-transport policies and has been involved in numerous projects where he led students to improve processes at different firms.

Prior to joining the LCL, Prof. Mantin was an Associate Professor in the Department of Management Sciences at the University of Waterloo, Canada.  He received his Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia, and M.Sc. as well as B.Sc. from Tel-Aviv University.

Last updated on: Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Undergraduate level

  • Logistics/Production/Operations Management (at the University of British Columbia: F2006; at the University of Waterloo: F2016, W2015, F2014, W2012, F2011, W2011, W2010, F2009, W2009, S2008; at the University of Cologne: S2014, S2015)
  • Statistics (at the University of British Columbia: Winter 2006)
  • Economics of Air Transportation (at Western University: Winter 2013)
  • Management Engineering Concepts (at the University of Waterloo: F2014, F2013, F2012, F2011, F2010)
  • Engineering Economics (at the University of Waterloo: S2009)

Graduate Level

  • Logistics/Production/Inventory/Procurement Management (at the University of Waterloo: W2009, W2015, W2014, W2013, W2010; at the Aviation Institute of Istanbul Technical University/Turkish Airlines: June 2014, December 2014, December 2015; at the University of Cologne: S2013, S2016; at the Kühne Logistics University: F2015)
  • Advanced Information Systems and Business Analytics (at the Aviation Institute of Istanbul Technical University/Turkish Airlines: June 2015, May 2016)



Last updated on: 10 Jan 2017

Professor Mantin’s research program encapsulates topical, important and challenging aspects of dynamic pricing and revenue management (DP/RM), supply chain management, and transportation economics.

The core of his research focuses on integrating and understanding consumer behaviour in the context of dynamically priced goods through analytical models, behavioural experiments as well as empirical analyses; strategic interactions between agents in supply chains with an emphasis on decisions in competitive environments; and deriving insights for policy decision makers in regulating and privatizing the aviation industry.

Topics

  • Revenue Management & Pricing with an emphasis on consumer behaviour
  • (Strategic) Consumer Behaviour
  • Empirical Operations Management
  • Analytics
  • Airline Industry

Retailing Sample of research questions addressed by Prof. Mantin’s research

  • Why does Amazon operate as a dual-format retailer (i.e., both as a merchant and as a platform)?
  • How should firms make market entry and/or market portfolio decisions in the presence of competition?
  • How should firms dynamically price their goods in the presence of competition and strategic consumers?
  • How do fare histories differ from each other?
  • What are the drivers and implications of price volatility particularly in the presence of strategic consumers?
  • What are the policy implications of airlines’ varying code sharing agreements?
  • Do presentation formats matter to transacted prices?
  • What is the impact of airport complementarity on privatization decisions?
  • How do frequency and concessions influence the interaction between airlines and airports?



Last updated on: 10 Jan 2017

  • Measuring Competition Intensity and Product Differentiation: Evidence from the Airline Industry. Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo; GRIPS seminar, Tokyo, July 2016 ; Kyoto University seminar, Kyoto, July 2016 ; ENAC seminar, Toulouse, June 2016 ; TBS seminar, Toulouse, June 2016 ; GARS workshop on “Current issues of aviation economics and policy”, Worms, February 2016.
  • P2P Marketplaces and Retailing in the Presence of Consumers’ Valuation Uncertainty. TSE, Toulouse, May 2016 ; EBS, Wiesbaden, March 2016 ; ESMT, Berlin, January 2016 ; KLU, Hamburg, November 2015 ; University of Groningen, October 2015
  • Cutting edge revenue management as a critical success factor – panelist at Hamburg Aviation Conference, February 2016.
  • Introduction to Revenue Management – guest speaker at HSB’s Air Transport Business Administration, Bremen, January 2016
  • Benchmarking in Air Transport – discussant at GARS workshop on Benchmarking in Public Utilities, HSB, Bremen, October 2015.
  • Overhauling MSCI 100 Using a longitudinal backbone case, Engineering Integrative Learning, University of Waterloo, March 2015.



Last updated on: 10 Jan 2017

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In press

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See detailInventory Decisions in the Presence of Strategic Customers: Theory and Behavioral Evidence
Zhang, Yang; Mantin, Benny; Wu, Yaozhong

in Production and Operations Management (in press)

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2017

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See detailSelling to strategic consumers: on the benefits of consumers’ valuation uncertainty and abundant inventory
Hermel, Dror; Mantin, Benny

in Journal of Revenue and Pricing Management (2017)

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See detailP2P Marketplaces and Retailing in the Presence of Consumers' Valuation Uncertainty
Jiang, Lifei; Dimitrov, Stanko; Mantin, Benny

in Production and Operations Management (2017), 26(3), 509--524

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See detailDynamic Pricing in the Presence of Myopic and Strategic Consumers: Theory and Experiment
Kremer, Mirko; Mantin, Benny; Ovchinnikov, Anton

in Production and Operations Management (2017), 26(1), 116--133

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See detailStrategic inventories with quality deterioration
Mantin, Benny; Jiang, Lifei

in European Journal of Operational Research (2017), 258(1), 155-164

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2016

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See detailFare Prediction Websites and Transaction Prices: Empirical Evidence from the Airline Industry
Mantin, Benny; Rubin, Eran

in Marketing Science (2016), 35(4), 640--655

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2015

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See detailGovernment and company contracts: The effect on service and prices in international airline markets
Adler, Nicole; Mantin, Benny

in Economics of Transportation (2015), 4(3), 166--177

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See detailAirport privatization in international inter-hub and spoke networks
Lin, Ming Hsin; Mantin, Benny

in Economics of Transportation (2015), 4(4), 189--199

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2014

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See detailThe Strategic Role of Third-Party Marketplaces in Retailing
Mantin, Benny; Krishnan, Harish; Dhar, Tirtha

in Production and Operations Management (2014), 23(11), 1937--1949

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See detailForecasting sales of new virtual goods with the Elo rating system
Yang, Lin; Dimitrov, Stanko; Mantin, Benny

in Journal of Revenue & Pricing Management (2014), 13(6), 457--469

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See detailThe effect of competition on R&D portfolio investments
Zschocke, Mark S.; Mantin, Benny; Jewkes, Elizabeth M.

in Production and Operations Management (2014), 23(8), 1439--1449

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