Arthur van Benthem
Arthur van Benthem is an Assistant Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy at Wharton. His research specializes in environmental and energy economics. His recent work focuses on unintended consequences of environmental legislation and the economic efficiency of energy policies.
He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University in 2012, a masters degree in Management Science & Engineering from Stanford, and his undergraduate degree from the University of Amsterdam.
Before pursuing his doctoral studies at Stanford, he worked in various roles at Royal Dutch Shell, most recently in corporate strategy as an energy economist in the Long-Term Energy Scenarios Team. During his undergraduate studies, Arthur enjoyed working as an evening stock trader at IMC Trading in Amsterdam.
For more information, please visit his personal website.
- Ph.D. in Economics, Stanford University, 2012
- M.S. in Management Science & Engineering, Stanford University, 2005
- M.S. in Econometrics, University of Amsterdam, 2003 (cum laude)
- B.S. in Econometrics and Operations Research, University of Amsterdam, 2003 (cum laude) Minor in Earth Sciences
Assistant Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy
The Wharton School
Business Economics and Public Policy
Mark Jacobsen, Christopher Knittel, James Sallee, Arthur van Benthem (2018). The Use of Regression Statistics to Analyze Imperfect Pricing Policies, Working Paper.
Jacquelyn Pless, Arthur A. van Benthem (2017). Pass-Through as a Test for Market Power: An Application to Solar Subsidies, Working Paper.
VAN BENTHEM, A.A. (2015). What Is the Optimal Speed Limiton Freeways?, Journal of Public Economics, 124, 44-62.
JACOBSEN, M.R. AND A.A.VAN BENTHEM (2015). Vehicle Scrappage and Gasoline Policy, American Economic Review, 105(3), 1312 – 1338.
VAN BENTHEM, A.A. (2015) Energy Leapfrogging, Journal of the Association of Energy and Resource Economists, 2(1), 93-132.
VAN BENTHEM, A.A. AND S.KERR (2013). Scale and Transfers in International Emissions Offset Programs, Journal of Public Economics, 107, 31-46.
STROEBEL, J.C. AND A.A.VAN BENTHEM (2013). Resource Extraction Contracts Under Threat of Expropriation: Theory and Evidence, The Review of Economics and Statistics, 95(5), 1622-1639.
STROEBEL, J.C. AND A.A. VAN BENTHEM (2013). Investment Treaties and Hydrocarbon Taxation in Developing Countries, in Critical Issues in Taxation and Development, The MIT Press, 83-106.
GOULDER, L.H., M.R. JACOBSENAND, A.A.VAN BENTHEM (2012). Unintended Consequences from Nested State & Federal Regulations: The Case of the Pavley Greenhouse-Gas-per-Mile Limits, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 63(2), 187-207.
NOWLIS, J.S. AND A.A.VAN BENTHEM (2012). Do Property Rights Lead to Sustainable Catch Increases?, Marine Resource Economics, 27 (1), 89-105.