• Olivier Massol, Scientific Assistant to the Director of IFP School, and Omer Rifaat, a graduate of the Master of Energy and Markets (class of 2015), have just co-authored the article "Phasing out the U.S. Federal Helium Reserve: Policy insights from a world helium model", published in the scientific journal Resource and Energy Economics.

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Olivier Massol

175022 Massol.OAdjoint scientifique à la Directrice de l'Ecole

Olivier Massol is Associate Professor in Economics and also Program Supervisor of the Master in Energy and Markets.

He holds a PhD in Economics from City University London (UK), an Ingénieur Civil des Mines degree from the École des Mines de St Etienne and an MSc. degree from IFP School. He also holds a Research Master in Industrial Organization from the Université Paris-Dauphine and a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Economics from the Université de St Etienne.

He began his career in 2000 in Gaz de France. As an economist, he worked on projects for the General Economic Studies Program. These diverse assignments enabled him to acquire in-depth knowledge of the gas and power industries and to build up ties with academic experts in France and abroad. In 2005, he was appointed leader of a project to analyze the long-run strategic interactions among gas exporters and he co-designed a detailed microeconomic model of the gas industry.

In 2007, Olivier joined the Center for Economics and Management at IFP School as a lecturer and then Assistant Professor from 2009 to 2014. Since 2009 he has been program supervisor for the Master in Energy and Markets.

In parallel with these teaching activities, Olivier does research specialized in industrial organization, energy economics and natural resources, and also operations research and game theory applied to the energy industry. His work has been published in international journals such as: the European Journal of Operational Research, Energy Economics, Energy Policy, and Networks and Spatial Economics.