• “The problem of social organization is how to set up an arrangement under which greed will do the least harm, capitalism is that kind of a system.”

    • Milton Friedman

    • "If you want to understand geology, study earthquakes. If you want to understand economics, study the Great Depression."

    • Ben Bernanke

    • “Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.”

    • John Maynard Keynes

    • “Inflation is the one form of taxation that can be imposed without legislation.”

    • Milton Friedman

    • “Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite.”

    • John Kenneth Galbraith

    • “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes."

    • Benjamin Franklin

    • “The long run is a misleading guide to current affairs. In the long run we are all dead.”

    • John Maynard Keynes

    • “What we know about the global financial crisis is that we don't know very much.”

    • Paul A. Samuelson

    • “Economics has never been a science - and it is even less now than a few years ago.”

    • Paul A. Samuelson

    • "The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones."

    • John Maynard Keynes

Economics Cafe is a MOE-registered leading economics tuition centre in Singapore that provides Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘A’ Level Economics tuition. The Principal Economics Tutor is Mr. Edmund Quek, who is a highly experienced and well sought after economics tutor in Singapore with close to two decades of teaching experience. He holds a Master’s Degree in Economics (MSSc) from the National University of Singapore (NUS) which puts him among some of the most highly qualified economics tutors in Singapore.

As a small contribution to society, Mr. Edmund Quek provides economics lecture notes to students in the hope that the lecture notes will make learning economics easy and interesting which is likely to result in a good grade in the Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘A’ Level Economics examination. These lecture notes have been designed to concisely and clearly explain the key economic concepts which students need to master to excel in the Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘A’ Level Economics examination. Since the publication of these lecture notes, thousands of economics students and economics tutors have benefited from them. In 2013, Mr. Edmund Quek was invited by MediaCorp to an interview on Economics Lecture Notes.

Mr. Edmund Quek is the author of several economics books including Economics: A Singapore Perspective (Economics Cafe), JC Economics Model Essays (Economics Cafe) and 'A' Level Economics Model Essays (Pearson Longman). These economics books are recommended readings in several junior colleges in Singapore. JC Economics Model Essays (Economics Cafe) has been the best-selling economics essays book in Singapore since 2012 where over 12000 copies have been sold.

Students who wish to take economics tuition with Mr. Edmund Quek should read the testimonials written by his former students to learn about the style and the strength of his teaching. This should give them an idea of what to expect when they join his economics tuition class.
Apart from doing well in the Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘A’ Level Economics examination, Mr. Edmund Quek also teaches students in his economics tuition classes how to apply the concepts they learn in economics to increase their wealth in the future. In the 2008-2009 Global Financial Crisis caused by the Subprime Mortgage Crisis which occurred in the United States, using fundamental economic concepts such as the business cycle, fiscal policy, monetary policy, international trade and the exchange rate, coupled with general knowledge about the world economy, he more than doubled his wealth in a short span of a year and a half.

Mr. Edmund Quek believes that it is important to expose students to the bewildering array of financial investments that exist today, both high-risk and low-risk, such as stocks, bonds and foreign exchange, and then cultivate the right values in them. With the widespread of internet, keeping these young people ignorant of risky financial investments is no longer wise and feasible. Instead, they should be given proper guidance on financial investment to enable them to develop the right mindset. This will not only allow them to avoid massive financial losses to unfavourable economic conditions in the future, it will also enable them to create wealth with wealth. With greater wealth, they will be able to make greater contributions to society such as helping the needy financially. Students who take economics tuition at Economics Cafe will be taught the right values and mindset towards investment.


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Mr. Edmund Quek provides economics lecture notes to the students in his econs tuition classes. These lecture notes have been designed to concisely and clearly explain the key economic concepts that students need to master to excel in economics examinations. In addition, they enable students to do their revision effectively and efficiently to prepare for economics examinations.
Mr. Edmund Quek provides the students in his econs tuition classes with economics model essays. These model essays have been written to show students what economic concepts to apply in answering various theoretical and topical questions. In addition, they show students how to concisely and clearly explain economic concepts in responding to various questions.
Mr. Edmund Quek helps over 75 per cent of the students in his econs tuition classes obtain a distinction in the ‘A’ level economics examination nearly every year. In some years, the distinction rate hit as high as 90 per cent, with the remaining students mostly scoring a B. Over his one and a half decade-long teaching career, he has taught more than 2800 students on a tuition basis.
Mr. Edmund Quek imparts essay writing skills and case study answering skills to the students in his econs tuition classes, apart from teaching them economic theories and concepts. Although these skills are also taught in some schools, they are often not emphasised due to the large amount of time that the teachers need to cover the large amount of course content.