Professor Meijun Qian

College of Business& Economics

Areas of expertise

  • Financial Institutions (Incl. Banking) 150203
  • Investment And Risk Management 150205
  • Finance 150201
  • Corporate Governance And Stakeholder Engagement 150303
  • International Business 150308
  • Financial Econometrics 150202

Research interests

Financial system and economic development in China; Alternative finance; Managerial incentive in state capitalism; Institutional Investment, governance and performance; Diversity and corporate performance; Infrastructure and productivity.


Meijun Qian is a Professor of Finance, and a Research Fellow at the Wharton Financial Institution Center. She was also a consultant economist for Asian Development Bank and a visiting scholar at the Becker and Friedman Institute at the University of Chicago. Meijun’s research interests include financial system and economic development in China and India, managerial incentives in state capitalism, alternative finance, mutual funds, infrastructure and productivity, and diversity. Her research has appeared in top-tier academic journals including Journal of Financial EconomicsJournal of Financial and Quantitative AnalysisManagement Science, and Journal of Financial Intermediation. It has also been presented to regulators including The Stock Exchange Committee, Federal Reserve Banks, People’s Bank of China, The Capital Market Board of Turkey, World Economy Forum, and The Wilson Center. Meijun’s work has had a high impact amongst academics, the financial industry, and policymakers and is widely cited (5,300+ citations in Google Scholar and 1,300+ citations in Web of Science).

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