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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: 4.317

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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)

BAHN, Olivier et al.; « Implications of EMF 34 scenarios on renewable deployment and carbon abatement in Canada: Insights from a regionalized energy model », Energy Policy, vol. 142, no 111518, 2020.

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.

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.

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, 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.

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.

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.

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, 2014, p. 56-65.


Book chapters (6)

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.

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, 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.

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.

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 (1)

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

Summer 2020

MATH 50671
Analytique d'affaires
MATH 50671A
Business Analytics

Winter 2020

MATH 60617A
Implementation of Business Optimization Models

Fall 2019

MATH 40600A
Decision Support Models
MATH 50672
Analyse de risque

Summer 2019

Analytique d'affaires

Winter 2019

Business Analytics
Risk Analysis
Implementation of Business Optimization Models

Fall 2018

Decision Support Models

Summer 2018

Analytique d'affaires

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