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Jean-Etienne de Bettignies

Jean-Etienne de Bettignies

Professor of Strategic Management (UTSC) 


PhD, Business Economics, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago
MBA, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago
MA, Economics, Université Catholique de Louvain
BSc, Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science


Jean de Bettignies is Professor of Strategic Management in the Department of Management at the University of Toronto-Scarborough, with a cross appointment to the Strategic Management area at the Rotman School of Management.

His research examines applications of contract theory to organizational economics, non-market strategy, entrepreneurship/innovation, and industrial organization.  His work has been published in top-tier academic journals including Journal of Labor EconomicsManagement Science; Journal of Law, Economics and Organization; Journal of Industrial EconomicsJournal of Economics and Management Strategy; and International Journal of Industrial Organization.

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 the University of Toronto, Jean was Distinguished Professor of Business Economics at the Smith School of Business at Queen's University, where he received the Research Excellence Award in 2014; the Full-Time MBA Teaching Excellence Award in 2016; the Master of Finance-Beijing Professor of the Year Award in 2019; and the Master of Finance-Toronto Professor of the Year Award in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2022.