Haifeng Qian

Director and Associate Professor

Dr. Haifeng Qian is Director and Associate Professor in the School of Planning and Public Affairs at the University of Iowa. He is also a senior research fellow at the university’s Public Policy Center. Previously he was Assistant Professor at Cleveland State University and Visiting Associate Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Dr. Qian has published extensively in the areas of entrepreneurship, innovation, urban economic development, and science & technology policy. He is an editor of Regional Studies, an editor of Small Business Economics, and an associate editor of Economic Development Quarterly. He was the Chair of the North American Regional Science Council. He additionally has been a consultant for the World Bank, OECD, and other non-profit organizations.

Dr. Qian has received several highly competitive research awards, including the Best Paper in Urban Entrepreneurship Award and 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. He holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy (George Mason University), an M.S. in Management Science & Engineering (Tsinghua University), and a B.S. in Engineering Physics (Tsinghua University).

Areas of Interest:

Economic Development

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Public Policy Analysis


Haifeng Qian CV Mar. 2023.pdf

Haifeng Qian
Ph.D. Public Policy, George Mason University 2010

343 Jessup Hall
University of Iowa
United States