Mario Samano obtained his PhD in Economics from the University of Arizona. His research focuses on applications of empirical industrial organization techniques to analyze current policies that affect electricity, automobiles, and gasoline markets. He is also interested in the economics behind new business models used by tech companies as well as the developments in machine learning techniques. While at the University of Arizona he taught introductory courses on Economics and Business at the undergraduate level. He joined HEC Montreal in the summer of 2012 and teaches the Microeconomics Analysis course, the Empirical Industrial Organization course as well as the core MBA course in Microeconomics.