• Ramzi Ben-Abdallah, UQAM
  • Jean-François Angers, Université de Montréal
  • Michèle Breton, HEC Montréal
  • Tolga Cenesizoglu, HEC Montréal
  • Philippe D’Astous, HEC Montréal
  • Denise Desjardins, HEC Montréal
  • Jingyuan Li, Lingnan University
  • Olfa Maalaoui-Chun, Bloomberg
  • Mohamed Mnasri, Canada Research Chair in Risk Management

  • Cédric Okou, UQAM
  • Maria Pacurar, Dalhousie University
  • Bruno Rémillard. HEC Montréal
  • Xiaozhou Zhou, UQAM
Georges Dionne is a full professor of Finance who holds the Canada Research Chair in Risk Management at HEC Montréal. Click here for a recent, more personal presentation of the Chairholder.
He has been a visiting scholar in the Department of Risk Management and Insurance at Georgia State University and in the Economics Department at Ecole Polytechnique in France for many years.
Georges Dionne won the Kulp-Wright Book Award (2002) for his book Handbook of Insurance, the Pierre Laurin Award for research from HEC Montréal (1998, 2003, 2009), the PRMIA award (2006), the Bank of Canada NFA Conference Award (2006), an Honorary PhD conferred by the University of Orléans (2006), and the GARP Award at the Financial Management Association European Conference (2008).
He is an Honor Alumnus of the Faculty of Arts and Science of the Université de Montréal (2008), and was one of 30 researchers chosen as part of the SSHRC’s celebration of 30 years of cultivating excellence in Canadian social sciences and humanities research (2008).
More recently, he received the Innis-Gérin Medal (2011) for his original contribution to the social sciences literature and the Jean Guertin Award (2011), HEC Montréal’s top prize for teaching excellence, for the support provided to his graduate students and for having developed a new field of teaching and expertise at HEC Montréal: risk management. He won the Marcel Dagenais Award in 2012.
Georges Dionne has published extensively: he has edited six books on insurance and published more than 150 articles in academic journals.
He has been the Editor of The Journal of Risk and Insurance, and is a member of the scientific committee of nine journals including the Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, (USA) and the Geneva Risk and Insurance Review (Switzerland), which named him the fifth most cited author.
Georges Dionne led the team that developed the model for computing the Credit VaR model of a Canadian bank in 2001 and the model for computing the Operational Risk VaR of another bank in 2006. These two activities have important implications for the Basel international banking regulations. The two advanced models of risk management allow banks to save capital by applying portfolio diversification strategies.
His research interests also include road safety. One of his main achievements was to propose (with Marcel Boyer) a new model for automobile insurance pricing based on drivers’ demerit points. This model was implemented by the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec in 1992 and is still used in Quebec.
In the insurance sector, Georges Dionne collaborated on many projects concerning the detection of insurance fraud in claims. In collaboration with the Insurance Bureau of Canada, he conducted a comprehensive study to evaluate the significance of insurance fraud in insurers’ files in Quebec. More recently, with Pierre Picard and Florence Giuliano, he developed an internal model for fraud detection for a large European insurer. This model was able to reduce insurance fraud costs by up to 40%.
With his coauthors Pierre-Carl Michaud and Maki Dahchour, he is among the first researchers to empirically separate moral hazard from adverse selection and drivers’ learning using data on insurance contracts.
  • Full professor of Finance, HEC Montréal
  • Member of the Board and President of the Risk Committee SCOR Canada https://www.scor.com/en/the-group/about-us.html
  • Associate researcher: Interuniversity Research Center on Enterprise Networks, Logistics, and Transportation (CIRRELT) 
Recent awards
International activities
  • Member of the international scientific council, Institut Louis Bachelier.
  • Member of the Scientific Board, SCOR Corporate Foundation for Science.
  • Member of the scientific committee for those journals: 
    • Asia Pacific Journal of Risk and Insurance, Singapore 
    • Economics Research International, USA 
    • Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance: Issues and Practice, Switzerland 
    • Geneva Risk and Insurance Review, Switzerland 
    • Insurance and Risk Management, Canada 
    • Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, USA 
    • L’Actualité économique, Canada 
    • Risques, France.
Georges Dionne
Our Team

Current Graduate Students

  • Antoine Abdulnour-Grondin,

M. Sc. HEC Montréal

  • Cassandre Antenor-Habazac,

M. Sc. HEC Montréal

  • Yannick Assor, M. Sc. HEC Montréal

  • Marie-Ève Drolet-Mailhot, M. Sc. HEC Montréal

  • Alain-Philippe Fortin, M. Sc. HEC Montréal

  • Hassane Hassani, M. Sc. HEC Montréal

  • Rim Labdi, M. Sc. HEC Montréal

  • Steven St-Jean, M. Sc. HEC Montréal

  • Raphael Zerbato, M. Sc. HEC Montréal

  • Yann Bilodeau, Ph. D. HEC Montréal

  • Helmi Jedidi, Ph. D. HEC Montréal

  • Karima Ouederni, Ph. D. HEC Montréal

  • Gabriel Yergeau, Ph. D. HEC Montréal

  • Sahar Guesmi, Ph. D. HEC Montréal

  • Mathieu T-Blais, Ph. D. McGill

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