Qinkun was born in 1997 in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu Province, China. He obtained his bachelor's degree in economics from the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and entered the master's program “Analysis and Policy in Economics” at the Paris School of Economics, from which he graduated with high honors. In his master's thesis, he studied the impacts of lifespan uncertainty on optimal inheritance taxation through an overlapping generations model. He worked as an industrial investment assistant at Shanghai Captain Asset Management and a research assistant at the Paris Center for Law and Economics.
His current research interests concern public policy designs in response to the demographic transition, as well as intergenerational justice. He is interested in studying public policy by combining macroeconomic modeling and empirical evaluation methods.
He enjoys reading, cooking, traveling, and practicing classical guitar in his spare time.