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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

13:30-14:30

Alexander

Sikki

Frank

Dr Wong

Tess

Justin

Natalie

Victor

Sin Yun

Oswin

14:30-15:30

Alexander

Sikki

Frank

Dr Wong

Tess

Justin

Natalie

Victor

Frank

Oswin

15:30-16:30

Alexander

Sikki

Frank

Dr Wong

Sin Yun

Justin

Natalie

Victor

Eugenia

Oswin

16:30-17:30

Alexander

Sikki

Victor

Sin Yun

Sin Yun

Justin

Natalie

Eugenia

Eugenia

Oswin

 

Courses completed by Peer Mentors

Students may refer to the table below and check the courses that were taken by our Peer Mentors. If you encounter any difficulties in a course, you can consult our Peer Mentors during their session.
 

Course CodePeer Mentors who have completed the course
ECON1210All Peer Mentors, KF Wong
ECON1220All Peer Mentors, KF Wong
ECON2210Eugenia, Justin, Oswin, KF Wong
ECON2220Eugenia, Justin, KF Wong
ECON2216Justin, KF Wong
ECON2253Justin, KF Wong
ECON2280Alexander, Frank, Sikki, Tess, KF Wong
MATH1009Oswin, Sikki, KF Wong
MATH1013Alexander, Eugenia, Frank, Justin, Natalie, Sin Yun, Tess, Victor, KF Wong
STAT1603Eugenia, Frank, Oswin, Sin Yun, Tess, Victor, KF Wong
STAT2601Alexander, Justin, Natalie, Sikki, KF Wong

 

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:
 

 

Review Session

Statistics Review Session

Date:15/10/2019 (Tuesday)
Time:14:30-16:30
Venue: KK830
Peer Instructor: Alexander
 

 

 

Centre-In-Charge

Dr Ka-fu WONG​​
Centre-in-charge

I have been a teacher of Economics for more than 20 years. My strength is in Econometrics, Microeconomics and Macroeconomics.

University is a place for us to learn about ourselves and develop our interest. At times, we can be in a struggle, in a loss of direction, or, worse, on the verge of tipping into a downward spiral towards some bad equilibrium. No, you do not have to face it alone. Come and have a chat. We can talk about the possible options, and how to overcome the demanding life and study at HKU.

Core Courses I can help with:

  • ECON1210
  • ECON1220
  • MATH1013
  • STAT2601
  • ECON2280
     

Dr Ka-fu WONG

 

 

 

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:
 

Natalie AU-YEUNG
Head Peer Mentor

Hi everyone! I’m Natalie, a year 3 student majoring in Quantitative Finance and Psychology. I developed my interest in economics since I was in secondary school. Economics is fun and intriguing. You can understand human behaviours and the world better so that you can make better decisions. You will also learn to analyse and reason, as well as responding to threats and opportunities. I do understand the challenges students face when they are studying economics. You may find difficulties in the statistics part which I have also experienced when I was a junior student. Don’t lose hope! You can come to our centre and find the most suitable and effective way to study economics.

Besides economics matters, you can also drop by to have a casual chat with us, like discussing major/minor selection and university life! 

Core courses completed:

  • ECON1210
  • ECON1220
  • MATH1013
  • STAT2601

Natalie

 

Alexander NEL​​
Peer Mentor

I am a fourth 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

 

Victor CHEUK
Peer Mentor

Hi everyone! I am Victor, a year four economics and finance student who is also pursuing a minor in mathematics.

Economics is for everyone. If you are a philosopher, economics indeed originated from philosophy. If you are a mathematician, numerous mathematicians have devoted their life in the area of economics (some even have won the Nobel Prize in Economics). If you think you are not interested in academics but simply want to make a good living, economics help you understand the market and economy and make a better decision. Lastly, even if you are not interested in any of the above, economics is still for you because it is related to almost every aspect of your life, even to whether the can of coke in your hand is a cylinder or a rectangular prism!

Nonetheless, studying economics is no easy thing. As a student myself, I totally understand and feel the challenge in studying economics as well as the transition that need to be overcome from secondary school to university and I would be thrilled to share my experience and offer any help to get you over.

The ESC mainly focus on the study of economics but is definitely not limited to it. So do stop by and stay tuned!

Core courses completed:

  • ECON1210
  • ECON1220
  • MATH1013
  • STAT1603

Victor

 

Sin Yun SOO
Peer Mentor

I am Sin Yun, a penultimate year student majoring in Economics. I enjoy Economics as it has equipped me with the tools to analyse and make sense of real-world issues. My favourite economics course would be Economic Development, as it introduces development economics theories through the lens of history. Apart from Economics courses, I have also taken courses in Politics and Computer Science. Feel free to ask me any questions or seek advice from me, I would love to help as I have once been in your shoes!

Core courses completed:

  • ECON1210
  • ECON1220
  • MATH1013
  • STAT1603

Sin Yun SOO

 

Frank WANG
Peer Mentor

Hello everyone! My name is Wang Yangfan (Frank). I am a third-year student majoring in Economics and Finance, and minoring in CS.

I have had a good time studying Economics and I really find it fascinating, especially how it has helped transfer my interpretations of many issues and guided some of my strategies. 

I am really keen on helping other students discover the allure of Economics and also give some suggestions about university
life.

One of the suggestions I would like to give to younger students is to trust your capability and do not get frightened by rumors or the complicated physiognomy. And also, do not feel embarrassed or ashamed of turning to help.

Welcome and please drop by to visit us when you have some questions, whatever they are, whether academic or personal or just about university life. We are here willing and ready to help and become your friends.

Core courses completed:

  • ECON1210
  • ECON1220
  • MATH1013
  • STAT1603
  • ECON2280 (I really love this one)

Frank WANG

 

Eugenia HUANG
Peer Mentor

I am Yujing Huang (Eugenia), a third-year student major in Economics and Finance and minor in Mathematics. For econ courses, I have completed intermediate micro and macro, and Development Economics (which is my favorite field by now). I also took several math courses such as linear algebra and multivariable calculus so you could approach me to discuss problems on math or math course selection. My main interest lies in applied microeconomics and one truth about economics is that the more you learn, the more you are amazed by its close connection with other subjects and our daily life. Don’t rush to choose one branch but open your eyes and read comprehensively! Besides academics, I am a crazy fan of arts, especially literature, flute, ballet and painting. You are warmly welcomed to drop by at the study center to have a small talk with me. :)

Core courses completed:

  • ECON1210
  • ECON1220
  • MATH1013
  • STAT1603
  • ECON2210

Eugenia

 

Oswin CHOW
Peer Mentor

Hi everyone! I am a penultimate student majoring in Economics and Finance. I enjoy Economics because it offers me a framework for understanding the complexities of the behavior of individuals, firms and societies through establishing logical linkages. My favourite Economics course is ECON2210 Intermediate Microeconomics because it provides me with fundamental tools for economic analysis. Please feel free and stop by to chat because I would be happy to help. Let’s overcome the difficulties of studying economics together!

Core courses completed:

  • ECON1210
  • ECON1220
  • MATH1009
  • STAT1603

Oswin

 

Tess HE
Peer Mentor

Hi everyone! I am Tess (HE Tang), a year-4 student double majoring in Economics and Finance. I enjoy learning Microeconomics and my favourite course is Games and Decisions. I think the field of Economics views irrational topics in a rational way. Everything, no matter whether it is tangible or not, can be quantified. I started to learn Economics when I was still in high school, so I think I am quite experienced regarding the methods of learning Economics. Besides from this, I also have a strong interest in Finance and Accounting. Please feel free to talk to me about these two subjects too if you need any help. I have almost completed all the courses required by my majors, so if you have any question regarding the course structure, you may also talk to me in ESC.

Core courses completed:

  • ECON1210
  • ECON1220
  • ECON2280
  • STAT1603
  • MATH1013

Tess

 

Sikki YAN
Peer Mentor

Hi there! I'm a final year student majoring in Economics and Finance, and also passionate in mathematics, data analysis, and finance. 

If you have read economics-related books, you may find this subject far more interesting and inspiring than a simple combination of model, concepts, and data - it heavily penetrates in our daily life and guides us to make rational decisions. Always remember that reaching out for help and guidance is the foremost step of learning and I am very willing to help you through the "freshers' flu". Besides, I am particularly interested in behavioral economics and international trade, so you are highly welcomed to approach me for any questions related to these fields as well!

In addition to economics, I also have experience interning in consulting, securities and other industries. As for hobbies, I love tennis, hiking and exploring different kinds of food. Feel free to have a casual chat with me in ESC!

Core courses completed:

  • ECON 1210
  • ECON 1220
  • MATH 1009
  • MATH 1013
  • STAT 2601
  • ECON 2280 (during exchange)

Sikki

 

Justin SIU
Peer Mentor

I am a third year student with a double-major in Quantitative Finance and Economics. I enjoy studying Economics back when I was in secondary school because everything in our daily life is closely related to Economics and it helps us better understand how the world works. On top of ECON 2220 Intermediate Macroeconomics, I am also studying some economics disciplinary electives like ECON 2216 Industrial Organization and ECON 2253 International Macroeconomics. I believe it is important to raise question when you have any uncertainty because every topics in Economics are interrelated. If you don't understand one of the topics it could be really hard for you to follow the rest of the course. Aside from academics, I also enjoy traveling and all kinds of sports. Please feel free to ask me any questions.

Core courses completed:

  • ECON 1210
  • ECON 1220
  • ECON 2210
  • MATH 1013
  • STAT 2601

Justin

 

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