• “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 leading economics tuition centre in Singapore that offers ‘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 over one and a half 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, he provides economics lecture notes to students in the hope that they will make learning economics easy and interesting. These lecture notes have been designed to concisely and clearly explain the key economic concepts which students need to master to excel in economics examinations. Since the publication of these lecture notes, thousands of economics students and teachers have benefited from them. Mr. Edmund Quek was approached by 938Live, an English radio station of MediaCorp in Singapore, for an interview on Economics Lecture Notes in 2013. He is also the author of several economics books including Economics (Economics Cafe), JC Economics Model Essays (Economics Cafe) and 'A' Level Economics Model Essays (Pearson Longman) which are recommended reading in several Junior Colleges in Singapore. JC Economics Model Essays (Economics Cafe) was the best-selling economics essays book in Singapore in 2013 where over 4000 copies were sold. Students who wish to take economics tuition with Mr. Edmund Quek may want to 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.


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Mr. Edmund Quek provides students in his economics tuition classes with economics lecture notes. 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 students in his economics 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 students in his economics 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 2600 students on a tuition basis.
Mr. Edmund Quek imparts essay writing skills and case study answering skills to students in his economics 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.