Prof. Dr. Benny Mantin

Benny Mantin

Full professor in Supply Chain Management and Logistics

Faculty or Centre Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance
Department Department of Economics and Management
Postal Address Campus Kirchberg, Université du Luxembourg
6, rue Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi
L-1359 Luxembourg
Campus Office B16A
Telephone (+352) 46 66 44 5815

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.


Links to his website  and to his scholar page

Full CV

Last updated on: Tuesday, 09 February 2021

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.


  • 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