Haifeng Qian is an associate professor in the School of Planning and Public Affairs (primary) and Public Policy Center at the University of Iowa, where he teaches applied microeconomics, economic development policy, and spatial data analysis. He has published over 20 research articles in the areas of entrepreneurship, innovation, urban economic development, and science & technology policy. Dr. Qian is an editor of Small Business Economics (a Springer journal), an associate editor of Economic Development Quarterly (a Sage journal), and an associate editor of Regional Studies, Regional Science (a Taylor & Francis journal). He won a few highly competitive research awards, including the Best Conference Paper Award from Urban Affairs Association, the Early Career Grant from Regional Studies Association, and the Charles M. Tiebout Prize from Western Regional Science Association. Dr. Qian holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy (George Mason), an M.S. in Management Science & Engineering (Tsinghua), and a B.S. in Engineering Physics (Tsinghua).