Dean Joseph Doucet

Alberta School of Business Dean, Joseph Doucet


Joseph Doucet is Dean of the University of Alberta School of Business, Canada’s first and longest accredited business school, recognized for its research excellence, academic program quality, graduate career success, and economic impact within Alberta and Canada.

A respected academic, Joe has held faculty and visiting appointments at Université Laval, the University of Florida, and Université Montpellier (France); he earned his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. Joe has been with the Alberta School of Business since 2000, and in 2005 was named the Enbridge Professor of Energy Policy.

Under Joe’s leadership, the Alberta School of Business continues to build on its globally recognized research excellence and outstanding learning environment while growing its impact in the areas of energy and the environment, entrepreneurship, international business, and leadership.

Joe’s research interests focus on the areas of energy and regulatory economics and policy; he also regularly provides strategic advice to firms and governments on these topics. His research has appeared in journals such as the Journal of Regulatory Economics, the Canadian Journal of Economics, Energy Economics, and the Energy Journal. He is also a past President of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE-Canadian affiliate), a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Regulatory Economics, and past Editor of the Energy Studies Review journal (2000-2006).

Joe currently sits on the boards of Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA), the Edmonton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC) and La Fondation franco-albertaine. He is also a member of the C.D. Howe Institute’s Energy and Natural Resources Policy Council. Joe and his wife Karen reside in Edmonton and are the proud parents of four adult sons.