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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 (19)

KOUCHAKI-PENCHAH, Hamed, BAHN, Olivier, VAILLANCOURT, Kathleen, LEVASSEUR, Annie; « The contribution of forest-based bioenergy in achieving deep decarbonization: Insights for Quebec (Canada) using a TIMES approach », Energy Conversion and Management, vol. 252, 2022, p. 1-12.

ALIAKBARI SANI, Sajad, MAROUFMASHAT, Azadeh, BABONNEAU, Frédéric, BAHN, Olivier, DELAGE, Erick, HAURIE, Alain, MOUSSEAU, Normand, VAILLANCOURT, Kathleen; « Energy Transition Pathways for Deep Decarbonization of the Greater Montreal Region: An Energy Optimization Framework », Energies, vol. 15, no 10, 2022, p. 1-18.

ALIAKBARI SANI, Sajad, BAHN, Olivier, DELAGE, Erick, FOGUEN TCHUENDOM, Rinel; « Robust Integration of Electric Vehicles Charging Load in Smart Grid’s Capacity Expansion Planning », Dynamic Games and Applications, vol. 12, no 3, 2022, p. 1010-1041.

ALIAKBARI SANI, Sajad, BAHN, Olivier, DELAGE, Erick; « Affine decision rule approximation to address demand response uncertainty in smart Grids’ capacity planning », European Journal of Operational Research, vol. 303, no 1, 2022, p. 438-455.

ZOD, Nada, MUCCI, Alfonso, BAHN, Olivier, PROVENÇAL, Richard, SHAO, Yixin; « Steel slag-bonded strand board as a carbon-negative building product », Construction and Building Materials, vol. 340, 2022, p. 1-12.

ZHANG, Shipeng, GHOULEH, Zaid, MUCCI, Alfonso, BAHN, Olivier, PROVENÇAL, Richard, SHAO, Yixin; « Production of cleaner high-strength cementing material using steel slag under elevated-temperature carbonation », Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 342, 2022, p. 1-12.

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.

NICOLAS, Claire, TCHUNG-MING, Stéphane, BAHN, Olivier, DELAGE, Erick; « Robust Enough? Exploring Temperature-Constrained Energy Transition Pathways under Climate Uncertainty », Energies, vol. 14, no 24, 2021, p. 1-31.

BAHN, Olivier, SAMANO, Mario, SARKIS, Paul Anthony; « Market Power and Renewables: The Effects of Ownership Transfers », Energy Journal, vol. 42, no 4, 2021, p. 195-225.

BABONNEAU, Frédéric, BAHN, Olivier, HAURIE, Alain, VIELLE, Marc; « An Oligopoly Game of CDR Strategy Deployment in a Steady-State Net-Zero Emission Climate Regime », Environmental Modeling & Assessment, vol. 26, no 6, 2021, p. 969-984.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Book chapters (4)

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.

This selection of supervision activities covers the last five years.


Supervised project supervision – MSc in Management (14)

Automation development and ESG risk exploration in the banking industry , by Ning Ye
March 2022

CO2 Emission Forecast in Business Aviation Industry , by Yuan Wang
November 2021

Organisation et gestion de la connaissance du parc de bâtiments et d'installations techniques , by Jean-François Marquis
September 2021

Using machine learning model to carry out pre-research project in Netease , by Yanhan Peng
September 2021

Text analysis in Python: finding the root cause in aircraft issue , by Guangmei Ye
March 2021

Market intelligence for Bombardier's business jet sector , by Yang Yu
March 2021

CCS feature recommendations for Ada-BaHaMa model , by Zihui Deng
March 2021

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

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

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

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

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


Integrative project supervision – Master's (2)

La consommation responsable au Québec , by Alfonso Magana Casillas
September 2021

Économie Circulaire et Industrie 4.0 : Revue des Concepts et Synergies , by Pierre-Alexandre Guillemette
September 2021

Summer 2022

MATH 50672
MATH 50671A

Winter 2022

Summer 2021

Winter 2021

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