Nick Guo Associate Professor

Nick Guo



Ph.D., Economics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 2010 

M.A., Economics, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China 2004 

B.A., Economics, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China 2001

B.S., Mathematics, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China 2001




Nick Guo, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater.


Dr. Guo’s research lies in macroeconomics, financial economics, and public economics. Much of Dr. Guo’s current research involves examining households’ consumption, saving, portfolio, education, and bequest decisions over the life cycle, and how these decisions are affected by government policies. He has published his results in Review of Economic Dynamics, Journal of Mathematical Economics, Macroeconomic Dynamics, Mathematical Economics Letters, Journal of Economic Education, and Economic Research Journal. He also has several working papers and many in progress.


Dr. Guo has taught a diversity of undergraduate and graduate courses. His undergraduate courses include Principles of Macroeconomics (Econ 202), Intermediate Macroeconomics (Econ 302) and Advanced Economic Analysis (Econ 413). Dr. Guo also teaches the Graduate Macroeconomic Theory (Econ 732) in the Applied Masters in Economics programs and the Business Conditions Analysis (Econ 736) in the MBA program. He has also supervised undergraduate students for their independent study projects and graduate students in their thesis.



Recent Publications:


  1. “Social Security is NOT a Substitute for Annuity Markets” Review of Economic Dynamics, 2014, 17(4): 739-755 (with Frank N. Caliendo and Roozbeh Hosseini)
  2. “Time-Inconsistent Preferences and Time-Inconsistent Policies” Journal of Mathematical Economics, 2014, 51(C): 102-108 (with Frank N. Caliendo)
  3. “Roosevelt and Prescott Come to an Agreement” Macroeconomic Dynamics, 2014, 18(6): 1383-1402 (with Frank N. Caliendo)
  4. “Optimal Control Problems with State Specific Jumps in the State Equation” Mathematical Economics Letters, 2014, 1(2-4) (with Frank N. Caliendo)
  5. “Demystifying Financial Markets for Saving and Insurance With Numerical Models” Journal of Economic Education, 2014, 45(1): 78 (with John Gilbert)