|Minister of Finance|
22 July 1988 – 30 May 1990
|Preceded by||Robert Chien|
|Succeeded by||Wang Chien-shien|
|Minister of Council for Economic Planning and Development|
1 June 1990 – 27 February 1993
|Preceded by||Fredrick Chien|
|Succeeded by||Vincent Siew|
|Born||25 January 1930|
Tainan Prefecture, Taiwan, Empire of Japan
|Nationality||Taiwan (Republic of China)|
|Alma mater||National Taiwan University|
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Kuo earned a doctorate in economics from Kobe University in Japan after receiving bachelor's and master's degrees from National Taiwan University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, respectively. Upon her appointment to the Ministry of Finance, Kuo became the first female cabinet minister in the history of the Republic of China. She led the ministry from 1988 to 1990, before being named the head minister of the Council for Economic Planning and Development, a position she held until 1993.
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