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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: 4.455A

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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 (12)

GIAROLA, Sara, MOLAR CRUZ, Anahi, VAILLANCOURT, Kathleen, BAHN, Olivier, SARMIENTO, Luis, HAWKES, Adam, BROWN, Maxwell; « The role of energy storage in the uptake of renewable energy: A model comparison approach », Energy Policy, vol. 151, 2021, p. 1-19.

SIDDIQUI, Sauleh, VAILLANCOURT, Kathleen, BAHN, Olivier, VICTOR, Nadejda, NICHOLS, Christopher, AVRAAM, Haralampos, BROWN, Maxwell; « Integrated North American energy markets under different futures of cross-border energy infrastructure », Energy Policy, vol. 144, 2020, p. 1-11.

BAHN, Olivier, SAMANO, Mario, SARKIS, Paul Anthony; « Market Power and Renewables: The Effects of Ownership Transfers », Energy Journal, vol. 42, no 4, 2020 (status : online).

VAILLANCOURT, Kathleen, BAHN, Olivier, LEVASSEUR, Annie; « The role of bioenergy in low-carbon energy transition scenarios: A case study for Quebec (Canada) », Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 102, 2019, p. 24-34.

BAHN, Olivier, DE BRUIN, Kelly, FERTEL, Camille; « Will Adaptation Delay the Transition to Clean Energy Systems? An Analysis with AD-MERGE », Energy Journal, vol. 40, no 4, 2019, p. 207-233.

BAHN, Olivier; « The Contribution of Mathematical Models to Climate Policy Design: a Researcher’s Perspective », Environmental Modeling & Assessment, vol. 23, no 6, 2018, p. 691-701.

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.

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.

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.

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, 2016, p. 1-19.


Book chapters (5)

BAHN, Olivier, HAURIE, Alain; « A Steady-State Game of a Net-Zero Emission Climate Regime », Games in Management Science: Essays in Honor of Georges Zaccour, Springer, 2020, p. 115-130.

VAILLANCOURT, Kathleen, BAHN, Olivier, EL MAGHRAOUI, Nadia; « History and Recent State of TIMES Optimization Energy Models and Their Applications for a Transition Towards Clean Energies », Accelerating the Transition to a 100% Renewable Energy Era, Springer, 2020, p. 113-130.

VAILLANCOURT, Kathleen, BAHN, Olivier, SIGVALDASON, Oskar; « 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.

BAHN, Olivier, HAURIE, Alain, MALHAME, Roland P.; « Limit Game Models for Climate Change Negotiations », Advances in Dynamic and Mean Field Games: Theory, Applications, and Numerical Method, Springer, 2017, p. 27-47.

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.

This selection of supervision activities covers the last five years.


Master's thesis direction – MSc in Management (2)

In codirection with : SAMANO, Mario
Comportements concurrentiels dans le secteur de production d'électricité en Ontario, by Paul Anthony Sarkis
October 2017

In codirection with : WAAUB, Jean-Philippe
Energy Saving Potential in the residential sector in Canada: Insight from TIMES-Canada, by Noushin Reisi
September 2015


Supervised project supervision – MSc in Management (7)

Prospects for the Development of a Hydrogen Economy: Logistic issues (Production and Distribution) , by Xuan Zhao
November 2020

Development of Integrated Reporting Tools with Multiple ERP Systems , by Yujie Shang
September 2020

Modeling Direct Air Capture in an Integrated Assessment Model , by Liudmyla Kotusenko
September 2020

Pratt & Whitney, Canada: General Aviation PT6A Engine Deliveries Forecasting , by Meng Peng
September 2020

Improve the Modeling of Cementing Material in a TIMES Model , by Lili Wang
September 2020

Applying Analytics to monitor KPIs and product performance for SAP , by Junyuan Lin
September 2020

Calcul de l'empreinte carbone d'actifs financiers dans une perspective d'alignement avec les recommandations de la TCFD , by Bachir Mouhyi
March 2020

Winter 2021

Summer 2020

MATH 50671A

Winter 2020

Fall 2019

MATH 50672

Summer 2019

Analytique d'affaires

Winter 2019

Business Analytics
Risk Analysis
Implementation of Business Optimization Models

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