Wenlan Qian is Associate Professor and Dean's Chair in the Department of Finance at the NUS Business School, and Deputy Director of Research at the Institute of Real Estate Studies at the National University of Singapore. Wenlan Qian currently serves on the editorial board of Financial Management and Real Estate Economics, and is a board member of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association. She is a fellow of the Asian Bureau of Finance and Economics Research and the Homer Hoyt Weimer School of Advanced Studies in Real Estate and Land Economics.

Wenlan Qian's main research interests are household finance, real estate, digitization and FinTech, short sellers, financial intermediaries. She is the recipient of multiple prestigious external grants, including NBER Household Finance/Sloan Foundation Research Grant and Real Estate Research Institute Research Grant. Wenlan Qian's work also won the best paper awards at leading international conferences in finance and real estate, such as the Society of Financial Studies Cavalcade conference and the AREUEA international meeting. Her research is published at top academic journals such as American Economic Review, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Review of Economics and Statistics, Management Science, and Review of Finance. She is the recipient of the Young Researcher Award at the NUS Business School, a prize conferred to researchers under 40 based on their research impact and potential.

Wenlan Qian holds a PhD in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley.