A Ph.D. holder (Operations Research/Management Science) from Yale University, Bernard Sinclair-Desgagné joined HEC Montreal in 2001, after having taught at INSEAD in France, and at Montreal’s École Polytechnique. His main areas of research and expertise pertain to the economic analysis of organizations, incentive theory, environmental economics and management of major technological risks. These topics have been the subject of publications in major scientific journals such as Econometrica, Management Science, the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, the Journal of Regulatory Economics and the Journal of Law, Economics and Organization. In 2004, his peers elected him Fellow of the European Economic Association. In 2006, he received the “Finance and Sustainability European Research Award” for the article entitled “On Precautionary Policies” published in Management Science. He has been a member of the Commission de l’éthique de la science et de la technologie du Québec since 2008.
Awards and distinctions
2012 – Emerald Management Reviews Citations of Excellence Awards for 2012 (prize granted to the 50 most effective articles among the 15,000 articles published in 2008 in the 300 most important journals in management) for the article entitled “Gender diversity in corporate governance and top management” which appeared in the Journal of Business Ethics and was co-written with Claude Francoeur and Réal Labelle
2007 – Pierre-Laurin 2007 Prize (awarded to best tenured faculty researcher over the past three years)
2006 – Europlace “Finance and sustainable development” prize for best article, for the paper entitled “On Precautionary Policies,” published in August 2006 in Management Science
2004 – Elected Fellow of the European Economic Association