On August 1, 2022, Sébastien Houde joined the Department of Economics at the Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Lausanne, as Associate Professor. His areas of expertise are the energy policy tools.
What mix of policies should we use to manage energy demand and address climate change to protect current and future generations? What role behaviors and technologies play in the design and incidence of environmental and energy policies? Answering these questions are central to find fair and efficient ways to tackle global environmental problems such as climate change.
Prof. Sébastien Houde’s research focused on investigating different policy tools used to manage energy demand and the incidence of environmental and energy policies. Using tools from empirical industrial organization, behavioral public economics, and field experiments, he performs ex post and ex ante policy evaluations of important policies in the energy sector.
His current work investigates the design and evaluation of climate change adaptation policies in Africa, the role of digitalization in the green building sector, and the distributional impact of trade policies in the solar photovoltaic market.
Prof. Houde received his PhD from the Department of Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University. Prior joining HEC Lausanne, he held position at the Grenoble Ecole de Management, ETH Zurich, the University of Maryland and Resources for the Future.