Joseph Doucet

Dean, Alberta School of Business

University of Alberta

Joseph Doucet, Enbridge Professor of Energy Policy since 2005, and Stanley A Milner Chair in Leadership, was appointed Dean of the Alberta School of Business in January 2012.

Joseph joined the Alberta School of Business in 2000 and quickly helped grow and champion the now eleven-year old MBA specialization in Natural Resources, Energy and Environment, as well as the Centre for Applied Business Research in Energy and the Environment.  He was also the first Director of the University of Alberta’s School of Energy and the Environment in 2006-2010.

His professional interests are in energy and regulatory economics and policy and he is a frequent commentator in the media and analyst to government departments, regulatory agencies and private sector entities in the energy sector.  Recent examples are his appointments to three provincial panels including Environmental Monitoring and Reporting, Nuclear Power, and the recently established Critical Transmission Review Committee.

He has also served on national and international committees, such as the Canadian Academy of Engineering’s Energy Grid Task Force, the Canadian International Council’s Energy Working Group (which he now chairs) and the Energy and Transportation working group of the Canada California Strategic Innovation Partnership.

Joseph is also active in academic and professional associations and was until this past December the President of the Canadian affiliate of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE).  His research has appeared in journals such as The Energy Journal, Energy Economics, the Journal of Regulatory Economics and the Canadian Journal of Economics. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Regulatory Economics, and between 2000 and 2006 he was Editor of the journal Energy Studies Review.

Prior to joining the University of Alberta in 2000 Joseph was a faculty member at the Université Laval.  He has also been a visiting faculty member at the University of Florida and Université Montpellier in France.

Joseph Doucet has a Bachelor of Management Science degree from the University of Ottawa and MSc and PhD degrees in Operations Research from the University of California, Berkeley.