Olivier Bahn holds an M.Sc. in Information Technology from the CNAM (France) and a Ph.D. in Management Science from the University of Geneva (Switzerland). After his doctoral studies, he joined in 1995 the Paul Scherrer Institute (Switzerland), a federal research institute affiliated to the Board of the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology. For eight years, he served as Project Leader for several research projects on Swiss and European climate and energy policies.
Since 2003, he is Professor (Full Professor, since 2015) in the Decision Sciences Department of HEC Montréal. He teaches at the postgraduate level management science courses, as well as specialized courses for the energy sector management. He is Director (since June 2019) of the Group for Research in Decision Analysis (GERAD), Codirector of the E3 Hub (since June 2016), and a member of the EDDEC Institute (Institut de l’environnement, du développement durable et de l’économie circulaire). He is an Associate Editor for the journals Energy Strategy Reviews, and Environmental Modeling and Assessment.
His current research interests are in energy economics (design of national mitigation strategies), dynamic game theory (design of international environmental agreements) and applied mathematics (computation of economic equilibrium, optimal control and stochastic programming). His research has been published in leading academic journals such as: Applied Energy, Automatica, Climatic Change, Energy Policy, Environmental Science and Policy, Mathematical Programming, The Energy Journal, and Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. He has also been a consultant for several companies, governments and organizations in Europe and Canada.