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Olivier Bahn

Professor,  Department of Decision Sciences

Olivier Bahn

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HEC Montréal
3000, chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine
Montréal (Québec)
Canada H3T 2A7

Email: olivier.bahn@hec.ca
Phone: 514 340-6503
Secretary: 514 340-6472
Fax: 514 340-5634
Office: 4.628

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  • Diplôme d'ingénieur, Institut d'Informatique d'Entreprise (CNAM, Paris)
  • Doctorat en sciences économiques et sociales (mention économie commerciale et industrielle), Université de Genève


  • Operational research
  • Mathematical models in economy / energy / environment
  • Climate changes

This publication selection covers the last five years.


Journal articles (10)

VAILLANCOURT, Kathleen, BAHN, Olivier, ROY, Pierre-Olivier, PATREAU, Valérie; « Is there a future for new hydrocarbon projects in a decarbonizing energy system? A case study for Quebec (Canada) », Applied Energy, vol. 218, 2018, p. 114-130.

LEVASSEUR, Annie, BAHN, Olivier, BELOIN-SAINT-PIERRE, Didier, MARINOVA, Mariya, VAILLANCOURT, Kathleen; « Assessing butanol from integrated forest biorefinery: A combined techno-economic and life cycle approach », Applied Energy, vol. 198, 2017, p. 440-452.

FRENETTE, Erik, BAHN, Olivier, VAILLANCOURT, Kathleen; « Meat, Dairy and Climate Change: Assessing the Long-Term Mitigation Potential of Alternative Agri-Food Consumption Patterns in Canada », Environmental Modeling & Assessment, vol. 22, no 1, 2017, p. 1-16.

VAILLANCOURT, Kathleen, BAHN, Olivier, FRENETTE, Erik, SIGVALDASON, Oskar; « Exploring deep decarbonization pathways to 2050 for Canada using an optimization energy model framework », Applied Energy, vol. 195, 2017, p. 774-785.

BAHN, Olivier, HAURIE, Alain; « A Cost-Effectiveness Differential Game Model for Climate Agreements », Dynamic Games and Applications, vol. 6, no 1, Mars 2016, p. 1-19.

BAHN, Olivier, CHESNEY, Marc, GHEYSSENS, Jonathan, KNUTTI, Reto, PANA, Anca Claudia; « Is there room for geoengineering in the optimal climate policy mix? », Environmental Science & Policy, vol. 48, 2015, p. 67-76.

VAILLANCOURT, Kathleen, ALCOCER MORALES, Yuri Ernesto, BAHN, Olivier, FERTEL, Camille, FRENETTE, Erik, GARBOUJ, Hichem, KANUDIA, Amit, LABRIET, Maryse, LOULOU, Richard, MARCY, Mathilde, NEJI, Yosra, WAAUB, Jean-Philippe; « A Canadian 2050 energy outlook: Analysis with the multi-regional model TIMES-Canada », Applied Energy, vol. 132, Novembre 2014, p. 56-65.

FERTEL, Camille, BAHN, Olivier, VAILLANCOURT, Kathleen, WAAUB, Jean-Philippe; « Canadian energy and climate policies: A SWOT analysis in search of federal/provincial coherence », Energy Policy, vol. 63, 2013, p. 1139-1150.

BAHN, Olivier, MARCY, Mathilde, VAILLANCOURT, Kathleen, WAAUB, Jean-Philippe; « Electrification of the Canadian road transportation sector: A 2050 outlook with TIMES-Canada », Energy Policy, vol. 62, 2013, p. 593-606.

BAHN, Olivier, MARTEL, Louise; « Gomak Inc. », Revue internationale de cas en gestion, Vol. 11, no 3, Septembre 2013, 24 p..


Book chapters (3)

et al.; « The Canadian Contribution to Limiting Global Warming Below 2 °C: An Analysis of Technological Options and Regional Cooperation », Limiting Global Warming to Well Below 2 °C: Energy System Modelling and Policy Development, Springer, 2018, p. 227-244 (status : in press).

ANDREY, Christopher, BAHN, Olivier, HAURIE, Alain; « Computing a-Robust Equilibria in Two Integrated Assessment Models for Climate Change », Advances in Dynamic and Evolutionary Games: Theory, Applications, and Numerical Methods - Annals of the International Society of Dynamic Games, Vol. 14, Springer, 2016, 283-300.

VAILLANCOURT, Kathleen, ALCOCER MORALES, Yuri Ernesto, BAHN, Olivier; « An Analysis of the Impacts of New Oil Pipeline Projects on the Canadian Energy Sector with a TIMES Model for Canada », Informing Energy and Climate Policies Using Energy Systems Models: Insights from Scenario Analysis Increasing the Evidence Base, Springer, 2015, p. 247-260.

Winter 2018


Fall 2017

Summer 2017

Winter 2017

Fall 2016


Summer 2016

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