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Economics Study Centre

 

About Us

At Economics Study Centre (ESC), we aim at helping students to overcome the difficulty in studying various core Economics courses and raising students interest in the study of Economics. The ESC is staffed by third- and fourth-year peer mentors with strong yet diversified academic backgrounds and, most importantly, very devoted in helping students. 

Stop by ANYTIME during our operation hours (Monday through Friday, 13:30 - 17:30, KK306) to:

  • Have a casual CHAT with the peer mentors
  • Obtain ADVICE on the study of Economics (including course selections)
  • Work on homework assignments individually or as a group, and get homework/study ASSISTANCE regarding the core Economics courses
  • Join special REVISION classes

 

Services

We intend to provide ADDITIONAL help on the following core courses:

  • ECON1210 Introductory Microeconomics
  • ECON1220 Introductory Macroeconomics
  • MATH1009 Basic Mathematics for Business and Economics
  • STAT1603 Introductory Statistics
  • ECON2280 Introductory Econometrics


Note, however, ESC does not replace tutorials/teaching assistants or lectures/instructors.  It is mean to SUPPLEMENT AND COMPLMENT the regular teaching and learning activities of these core courses. 

Opening hours of the centre:
Monday to Friday: 13:30 - 17:30

Location:
KK306, K.K. Leung Building

 

KKL 3/FKKL 3/F

 

Timetable

Peer Mentors on Duty:
 

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

13:30-15:30

Aidan
Kevin

Allen
Louis

Aidan
Roy

Alexander
Guanting

Alexander
Zhuohan

15:30-17:30

Aidan
Kevin

Allen
Louis

Guanting
Roy

Allen
Zhuohan

Kevin
Louis

 

Reservation

Generally, no registration is required.  Walk-ins are welcome.  But, if you want to you can schedule to meet our Mentors at the Center using the link below:
 

 

 

Peer Mentors

Our peer mentors are third- and fourth-year students with strong yet diversified academic backgrounds and, most importantly, very devoted in helping students.  The profiles of our peer mentor team are listed below:
 

Aidan CHIU​
Head Peer Mentor

Hi everyone! I’m a year 4 student majoring in Economics and Politics and Public Administration. I love Economics. It is a very useful tool which has helped me understand the world and make good decisions. Yet, the maths in economics courses has always been the biggest challenge to me. Throughout the past three years, I have been trying different ways to overcome my "maths-phobia". Now, I feel more comfortable in dealing with maths and I am able to enjoy the fun of economics. Besides, after being an undergraduate TA of ECON1210 in the last semester, I deeply understand junior students' struggles in their study and how stressed it can be when adapting to the new environment. Don't worry! The ESC is a wonderful gathering place for us to chat and discuss your study. Let's discover the fun of economics together!

Outside of academics, I do different part-time jobs and have a wide range of hobbies, with a particular interest in Thai boxing and listening to music.

Core courses completed:

  • ECON1210
  • ECON1220
  • MATH1009
  • STAT1603
  • ECON2280 (during exchange)
     

Aidan

 

Alexander NEL​​​
Peer Mentor

I am a third year Quantitative Finance student with a passion for mathematics, statistics and economics.

My advice for any student would be to never doubt your abilities but equally as important to never reject a helping hand offered to you.

On a side note, I encourage students to keep up with world events and to be knowledgeable about history. Please feel free to approach me as I have been in your shoes and empathize greatly with you all.

Core courses completed:

  • ECON1210
  • ECON1220
  • MATH1013
  • STAT2601
  • ECON2280
     

Alexander

 

Allen YANG​​​
Peer Mentor

My name is Yuzhao Yang (Allen). I am a fourth-year student majoring in Economics and minoring in Mathematics. I have taken intermediate micro, macro, as well as intro econometrics. I also have exposure to Calculus, Algebra, and Analysis, so students with problems in mathematics are most welcomed to find me. My interest lies in microeconomics, and my favorite course is Uncertainty and Information. Although with some pre-requisites on calculus, this course introduces individual decision-making and interaction under complicated situations, which seems really interesting. Besides economics, I love hiking, history, and geography. Please stop by to ask questions or chat!

Core courses completed:

  • ECON1210
  • ECON1220
  • MATH1013
  • STAT1603
  • ECON2280
     

Allen

 

Guanting YI​​​
Peer Mentor

I am Yi Guanting, a third-year student major in economics and finance, with a minor in math. It might be hard for students who just get in touch with economics to ’think as an economist’, but it would be much easier if you would like to try and stick around. Feel free to say hello to me if you have any related questions, I would be happy to help! Apart from academics, you will probably see me at bubble tea shops often since I am a royal fan of it.

Core courses completed:

  • ECON1210
  • ECON1220
  • MATH1013
  • STAT1603
  • ECON2280
     

Guanting

 

Kevin YAP​​​
Peer Mentor

My name is Kevin Yap and I am a penultimate year student double-majoring in Economics and Finance. I enjoy Economics because not only is it intellectually stimulating but because it offers a unique lens rationalize complexities of seemingly bizarre and random global events while deciphering the logical links between market behavior and social utility. Both ECON1210 and ECON1220 have been my favorite Economic courses because they cumulatively provide you with a very solid knowledge base that enables you to further develop your passion in Economics and Finance, and as an extension, the world around you. Personally, both these courses have contributed greatly to my involvement in business consulting projects and competitive edge in intervarsity debating and I would love to help students enjoy and thrive in the abovementioned courses as much as I did.

Core courses completed:

  • ECON1210
  • ECON1220
  • MATH1009
  • STAT1603
     

Kevin

 

Louis FAN​​​
Peer Mentor

I am a final year student majoring in Economics and Mathematics. Studying Economics is a rewarding journey because it offers a systematic framework for analyzing individuals’ behaviour and interaction between them, as well as how these shape the world we are living in. I am particularly interested in playing around with different Economics models since useful Economics theory can be developed from exploring the simplified world. My favourite Economics course is ECON2210 Intermediate Microeconomics because it introduces concepts and tools that are of fundamental importance in almost all fields of Economics. Apart from the compulsory courses, I have taken various disciplinary electives, such as ECON2214 Games and Decisions, ECON3215 Uncertainty and Information, and ECON3283 Economic Forecasting. One piece of advice I would like to offer to students who study Economics is not to be afraid of the use of Mathematics: It actually helps streamline the process of logical deduction and the presentation of ideas! Another more general suggestion for your study would be to seek help immediately from your instructor and tutor once you run into any problem. Outside of academics, I enjoy playing the violin and basketball.

Core courses completed:

  • ECON1210
  • ECON1220
  • MATH1013
  • STAT1603
  • ECON2280
     

Louis

 

Roy SHEN​​​
Peer Mentor

I am a third-year Quantitative Finance student pursuing minors at both Accounting and Economics. When I first learnt Economics in my high school, I got inspired by this subject as it helped me make more sense of the world. My favorite Economics course so far is ECON2210 and I am better at microeconomics than macroeconomics. Extracurricular wise, I enjoy traveling, cooking and hip-hop music. I am looking forward to answering all kinds of questions from you!

Core courses completed:

  • ECON1210
  • ECON1220
  • MATH1013
  • STAT2601
  • ECON2280
     

Roy

 

Zhuohan LIU​​​
Peer Mentor

I am a third-year FBE student major in economics and finance. I am also pursuing a minor in accounting. I have taken ECON1210 and ECON1220 as well as the intermediate level courses. My favorite economic courses are the macroeconomic ones and I would like to help you with any of the topics covered in these courses. I believe it would be helpful for students learning economics to focus on new concepts and ideas to get a comprehensive understanding of the knowledge. Discussion with others and more practice are also essential. Please feel free to ask me questions or even chat here in ESC!

Core courses completed:

  • ECON1210
  • ECON1220
  • STAT1603
  • ECON2280 (during exchange)
     

Zhuohan

 

Support

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Center-in-charge:
 

Contact:Dr. Ka-fu WONG
Tel:(852) 2859 1031
Emailkafuwong@hku.hk