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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 (13)

BABONNEAU, Frédéric, BAHN, Olivier, HAURIE, Alain, VIELLE, Marc; « An oligopoly game of CDR technology development in a steady-state zero-net emission climate regime », Environmental Modelling & Assessment, 2022 (status : online).

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.

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.

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.

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.


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 (10)

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

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

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

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

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 2021

Winter 2021

Summer 2020

MATH 50671A

Winter 2020

Fall 2019

MATH 50672

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