Introduction

The study of economics helps students to understand the human world through enquiring into how resources are used to serve individuals and society. It also contributes to the development of critical thinking and decision-making skills, which are crucial for the all-round development of students and, in particular, their development as life-long learners and responsible citizens.


Objectives

Knowledge and understanding

Students will develop knowledge and understanding about:

  • economic terminology and concepts, as well as elementary economic theories;
  • basic economic problems faced by every individual and society, and alternative approaches to tackling these problems;
  • the considerations and forces underlying the economic decisions that need to be taken by individuals, firms, institutions and governments;
  • the interactions of different economic sectors; and
  • the Hong Kong economy and its relationship with the economies of other parts of the nation and the world.

Skills

Students will develop skills to:

  • interpret economic information presented in verbal, numerical or graphical form;
  • apply their economic knowledge to a variety of problems and issues in a range of economic contexts;
  • analyse information through the use of economic concepts and theories;
  • evaluate information, arguments, proposals and policies from different economic perspectives and make informed judgements; and
  • communicate economic ideas and informed judgements, in a clear, logical and  appropriate form.

Values and attitudes

Students will develop values and attitudes so that they may:

  • participate as informed persons in the discussion of economic issues and decision making; and
  • become active and responsible citizens and contribute to the well-being of the local community, the nation and the world.

Teachers

Form
Lau Lai Chi F4 – En F5
To Wai Tik F4 – Ch F6

Activity Highlights

Ideation Workshop by the Young Founders School

        

Visit to Legislative Council

       

Winner of the Dollar-a-Day Challenge by Young Investors Society

Cross-Curricula Trip to Zhongshan

Cross-Curricula Fair Trade Workshop

       

New Year Fair

        

Visit to the Birds’ Market by the Urban Renewal Authority

Junior Achievement business workshop

       

Cross-curricula film show

Merit Award in Junior Achievement International Trade Competition

Econ-Winners of the Dollar-a-Day Challenge by Young Investors Society

Merit Award in the Smart Cities Competition organized by World New Economy Council


Useful Links

Macroeconomics 個體經濟學

Topic(s) Related Website
Market structure & Integration巿場結構及擴張 Mass Transit Railway香港鐵路有限公司www.mtr.com.hk

Kowloon Motor Bus九龍巴士(1933)有限公司www.kmb.hk

Intellectual Property Department知識產權署

www.ipd.gov.hk

Efficiency and Equity效率與公平 United Nations聯合國

www.un.org

Census and Statistics Department政府統計處

www.censtatd.gov.hk

World Bank世界銀行

www.worldbank.org

 

Macroeconomics總體經濟學

Topic(s) Related Website
Money and Banking貨幣與銀行 International Monetary Fund國際貨幣基金組織

www.imf.org

Federal Reserve聯邦儲備局

www.federalreserve.gov

People Bank of China中國人民銀行

www.pbc.gov.cn

Hong Kong Monetary Authority香港金融管理局www.info.gov.hk/hkma

Hong Kong Association of Banks香港銀行公會

www.hkab.gov.hk

Public Finance公共財政 Financial Budget政府財政預算案

www.budget.gov.hk

Inland Revenue Department香港稅務局

www.ird.gov.hk

Trade Barriers貿易障礙 World Trade Organization世界貿易組織

www.wto.org

GDP, Unemployment, Price Index

本地生產總值、失業、物價水平

Census and Statistics Department政府統計處

www.centstatd.gov.hk