ESP Biography

JIA GUO, Stanford senior majoring in Economics and Math

Major: Mathemtaics/Economics

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2011

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I got interested in the world of business and finance by watching my mom invest in stock market and keeping up with current affairs. As I got more chance to learn about finance, and worked in the finance industry, my understanding and fascination about business and finance only deepens. (I worked at a company called BlackRock, and a hedge fund before. Can you tell me what they do?) Would love to share my knowledge with you all.

About me:
Grow up in China most of my life, lived in Canada for high school, and came here to Stanford by chance. Really love my experience at Stanford, and think all of you should all aspire to attend Stanford. It is AMAZING!

Past Classes

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L1266: Warren Buffet: The Making of A Capitalist & How We Can Learn From Him in Splash! Spring 2011 (Apr. 16 - 17, 2011)
Have you wondered how Warren Buffet become so wealthy and influential? If you have ever heard of your parents talking about investing their retirement fund (well, most likely they won't talk about it in front of you) and was curious to know what they are talking about, you should check out this class. Investing is an art and a science, and a life skill that is extremely useful for the rest of your life, and fascinating to learn.

S230: Application & Theretical Framework of Game Theory in Splash! Spring 2009 (Apr. 04 - 05, 2009)
Ever seen the movie A Beautiful Mind? For nerds like me, Nash is an idol. Game theory, developed largely by John von Neumann and Oskar Morgenstein, has wide applications in economics, political science, artificial intelligence and a whole range of other areas. It is truly a theory to precisely understand the strategic behavior of individuals and organizations. In this class, I will give a basic frame work of Game Theory, provide examples of its application and attempt to outline a proof of the existence of Nash equilibrium. Note: mathematics intuition is required. although I will try not to be "mathy" as much as possible.