Zihe Lauren Guo

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Martin School
Patterson Office Tower 415
Biography : 

Zihe (Lauren) Guo is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Martin School of Public Policy and Administration in University of Kentucky, specializing in public financial management. Her research and teaching interests include public finance and budgeting, debt management, financial management for public and nonprofit organizations. Her dissertation research examines the concerns about borrowing costs of local governments in the U.S. and China, particularly paying attention to debts issued through conduits.


  • Dwight V. Denison and Zihe Guo, 2015. Local Government Budget Stabilization and Debt Management. In Local Government Budget Stabilization: Explorations and Evidence, edited by Yilin Hou, New York: Springer.
  • Zihe Guo. Does Conduit Debt Financing Reduce Issuance Costs of Local Governments? Working paper
  • Zihe Guo, Dwight V. Denison, J.S. Butler, Quasi-Municipal Bonds of Chinese Subnational Governments: Borrowing, Pricing and Fixed-Assets Expenditures. Working paper
  • Dwight V. Denison, Zihe Guo. Do Nonprofit Organizations Have Systematic and Nonsystematic Financial Risk? Working paper
  • Zihe Guo, Dwight V. Denison. Rise of the Municipal Securities in China: A Comparison of Municipal Bond Markets in the United States and the People’s Republic of China. Working paper
  • Wenchi Wei, Zihe Guo. Rainy Day Funds and Expenditure Volatility of State Governments-- An Analysis during the Great Recession (2007-2010). Working paper