Mario Samano joined HEC Montreal in the Summer of 2012 and is Associate Professor of Economics since 2018. He teaches the Empirical Industrial Organization course in the masters program, an introductory course in economics at the undergraduate level as well as the core MBA course in Microeconomics. Mario’s research focuses on applications of empirical industrial organization techniques to analyze policies that affect electricity (mergers, introduction of renewable energy sources), automobiles (CAFE standards, feebates), and gasoline markets. In addition, his research has also contributed to the understanding of dynamic games of R&D. His work has been published at the Journal of Political Economy, the Economic Journal, and the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control among others. He obtained his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Arizona in May 2012. While at the University of Arizona he taught introductory courses on Economics and Business at the undergraduate level. He also holds a Bachelors in Mathematics and a Masters in Economics.