Jean de Bettignies

Jean de Bettignies is Professor and Distinguished Professor of Business Economics at the Smith School of Business (SSB) at Queen’s University.

His research examines applications of contract theory to organizational economics, non-market strategy, entrepreneurship, and industrial organization. His work has been published in top-tier academic journals including Journal of Labor Economics; Management Science; Journal of Law, Economics and Organization; Journal of Industrial Economics; Journal of Economics and Management Strategy; and International Journal of Industrial Organization. He is the recipient of the 2014 Research Excellence Award at SSB.

Jean has taught in a number of different programs since joining Queen’s in 2007, including Full-Time MBA, Executive MBA Americas (EMBAA), MSc/PhD, Master of Finance in Toronto (MFIN-Toronto) and in Beijing (MFIN-Beijing), Graduate Diploma in Business (GDB), Commerce, and Executive Education programs. He was awarded the Full-Time MBA Teaching Excellence Award in 2016; the MFIN-Toronto Professor of the Year Award in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2022; and the MFIN-Beijing Professor of the Year Award in 2019.

Jean received his PhD and his MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago in 2001. He also holds a BSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and a MA in Economics from the Université Catholique de Louvain. Prior to joining Queen’s, Jean was Assistant Professor at the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia.