associate professor - finance department
haub family fellow
haub family fellow
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
B.S., University of Iowa
Professor Jun Qian ("QJ") is currently an associate professor of finance and the Haub Family Fellow in the Carroll School of Management. He received his Ph.D. from University of Pennsylvania and his B.S. degree from University of Iowa. He also attended Fudan University in Shanghai, China as an undergraduate, majoring in International Economics.
His research interests span many topics of theoretical and empirical corporate finance and financial institutions. One of the key questions that he addresses is how financial contracts connect laws & institutions and economic & financial outcomes at firm-, industry- and country-levels. He also applies financial economic theories to the design and development of financial systems in emerging markets (e.g., China, India, Africa). More recently, he conducts research on the role of credit rating agencies in the rise and fall of the housing market and the 2007-2009 financial crisis. He has published research articles in leading academic journals such as the American Economic Review, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial Intermediation, Journal of Financial & Quantitative Analysis, among others.
Professor Qian has taught corporate finance and international finance courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the Carroll School of Management. He also taught at MIT's Sloan School of Management (2007-2008), where he developed a new MBA elective course entitled "Corporate Finance in Emerging Markets." He is a member of the American Finance Association and Western Finance Association, and a Research Fellow at the Wharton Financial Institutions Center. He was a program chair of the First Annual Boston College Finance Advisory Board Conference (2003) and China International Conference in Finance (2009-2010). He organized a panel discussion (open to all Boston College students) on the Euro Zone Crisis in October 2011.