- Humans of Economics -

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Professor Yindok

Economics is a social science that employs mathematical tools to analyze economic behavior and organization. Mixing math and social science makes economics look very technical. I see students falling in two types of traps: they either distance themselves from the subject matter altogether because they find the math daunting, or they practice the math without delving deeper into the underlying economic principles. Both skills are necessary if you want to do well in economics, and more importantly, if you want to enjoy learning economics. There is no shortcut in university, so the most useful advice I can give them is to be consistent and make the best use of the time they’ve got. To get the best results in any course at university, one needs to be disciplined, attend classes regularly, keep with up the material taught, and attend office hours to address doubts.

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