University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown

Guo Kai, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Business Economics

With 16 years of experience in teaching various Economics classes, I firmly believe the value and the potential Economics education can bring students in their long term career development. Besides my work in UPJ, I maintain a close contact with business world to get information and fresh ideas for research and teaching. I constantly try to incorporate new ideas, as well as new teaching methods and technology. I do this by, first, closely following the business and economic news, and second, explaining latest researches in the field in a way that is accessible to students, and at last, incorporating Python and data science into Economics curriculum.

Below is what I normally teach every year:

Principles of Microeconomics Principles of Business Statistics Financial Economics
Intermediate Microeconomics Economic Forecasting Money and Banking
Economic Analysis with Python    


Education & Training

  • BA Zhongnan University of Finance & Economics China
  • MA University of Mississippi
  • PhD (2009) University of Mississippi


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