Dr. Bernard Sinclair-Desgagné

Skema Business School

Bernard Sinclair-Desgagné is a Professor of Economics and CSR at Skema Business School. Previously, he was for several years, and successively, Professor at INSEAD, the École Polytechnique de Montréal, and HEC Montréal. He holds a PhD in Management Science/Operations research from Yale University. His main research areas are the economics of incentives and organization, environmental economics and policy, risk management, and environmental innovation. His publications can be found in major journals such as Econometrica, Management Science, the Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, and the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. His recent work focuses on incentive compensation and responsible business, CSR and artificial intelligence, and the measurement of innovation. In 2004, he was elected a Fellow of the European Economic Association. In 2006, he won (with co-author Pauline Barrieu of the LSE) the Finance and Sustainability European Research Award for the article “On Precautionary Policies” published in Management Science. From 2008 to 2019, he was a member of the Commission de l’éthique en Science et en Technologies (CEST), which advises the Government of Québec on ethical matters raised by the deployment of new technologies.