Edward Kung
Department of Economics
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4.1
Overall Rating
Based on 26 Users
Easiness 2.4 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 3.8 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.0 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 3.2 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Tough Tests
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Often Funny

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Quarter: Winter 2018
Grade: C-
March 27, 2018

So as you can see from my grade, I had a lot of trouble with professor Kung. However, this is not a reflection of the clarity of this course or the amount I learned for this course. Kung is very clear, his lectures are well planned, and the homework sets are very helpful. My only primary drawback from the course is the format of the tests, as they are multiple choice which can really put you in a bad place if you do not fully grasp every problem. The lack of partial credit is truly a heartbreaker for struggling students such as myself. I would recommend Kung if you do not feel pressured during exams and want to learn a lot of information.

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Quarter: Winter 2018
Grade: A+
March 27, 2018

Kung is a great choice for Econ 101. He is very clear with his expectations for his students and posts all of his notes online. The problem sets are an accurate representation of the exams, and while he occasionally does not post all of the work, the TAs are helpful.

Overall, this is a straightforward course and Kung is very clear and concise.

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Quarter: Winter 2017
Grade: A+
June 16, 2017

Kung is really quite a funny guy. He can give some really funny jokes in class while keeping a straight face and a straight tone and delivers them with a punch. I remember how he explained why the value of money deteriorates over time. "Tomorrow I might be dead." And then we were all like -ded-

Anyway Kung's exams are tough, but they keep very close to his lecture notes, which he posts very helpfully on CCLE so you can review them and go through them at the same time while he is lecturing in class. He always posts full worked out solutions in his lectures which are very important to understand and internalize in order to get a good grade for this class! Conceptually, you have to understand it well, but you must also be able to do the algebra behind it very carefully and apply it to different situations (he likes to use 3 firms instead of 2 firms in exams)

Also, all of his exams were multiple-choice which made them deceptively easy. The questions were full-blown calculation questions disguised as multiple choice, and each of the answers were possible given that you made a certain miscalculation somewhere (eg. setting n = 2 instead of the correct n = 3 would show up in one of the wrong answers), so you have to very careful with your calculations! All in all though, he is very good lecturer and is very clear and is easy to follow. Definitely take him for this class!

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Quarter: Winter 2017
Grade: A+
March 30, 2017

First midterm is easy but the 2nd is tough, make sure your conceptual foundation is solid. Know the problem sets inside and out and why/how you set up the problems the way you do and an A is very do-able.

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Quarter: Winter 2017
Grade: A
March 30, 2017

The only thing that was really annoying about him was that since it was a 400 person class, he made the tests all MC. If, for example, you would miss one of his tricky conceptual questions, you would already be down 5 points.

Best advice I can give: Keep on top of the problem sets and read the notes before class. You're golden if you do!

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Quarter: Winter 2016
Grade: N/A
March 29, 2017

3 exam, straight forward based on homework. First 2 midterm have 20 problems in an hour and 15 minutes. final exam has 40 questions in 3 hours. All questions are multiple choice. Understand the concepts, and practices more to improve your problem solving speed, you will be fine.

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Quarter: Winter 2017
Grade: N/A
March 22, 2017

Professor Kung is a very great communicator. With that being said, he spent too much time on the simple concepts and packed in the most dense material in the last 2 weeks of the quarter. The first midterm was fine, but the second one was a little tricky. The final had a lot of material on it and was not easy by any means. He doesn't require you to buy a text book, and his lectures are word-for-word what is posted in the lecture notes on CCLE. The lectures are kind of dry, he frequently skips steps in solving problems, and he doesn't offer many numerical examples in lecture (which is what you are mostly tested on). He's great about showing proofs, but doesn't really elaborate on their applicability. Not the worst professor, but definitely not the best. The problem sets are not graded, so it takes a lot of motivation to do them on your own. These problem sets (roughly) resemble material you could be tested on, but still do not offer enough practice. I had to rework each PSET about 3 times before I felt sufficiently prepared. Also, I emailed him 3 times during the quarter to meet with him and he never replied to me... so I can't say he's the most helpful individual out there. This class is hard, but you'll survive.

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Quarter: Winter 2016
Grade: N/A
March 21, 2017

I think the tests were pretty much like his problem sets. However, there were a lot of material to study for in the final. His first midterm was relatively easy everyone did well, and the second midterm has some tricks, but he allows you to drop 1 midterm so it pretty much comes down to the final. He literally reads from his lecture notes though.

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Quarter: Winter 2016
Grade: B
March 29, 2016

I suggest taking Kung if you are taking Econ 101. I know he is boring, I know he reads off his notes, but his tests are super straight forward. You just have to study the right stuff which, admittedly can be difficult, but make sure to utilize the TAs. I think if I pushed myself a little bit harder I would have gotten an A, but I didn't. Also! He doesn't have an accent which is really nice.

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Quarter: Winter 2016
Grade: NR
March 27, 2016

Good class, Kung is pretty laid-back and chill.
With that being said, you'll need a good TA. Vitaly Titov was very capable ( funny as well).

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Quarter: Winter 2018
Grade: C-
March 27, 2018

So as you can see from my grade, I had a lot of trouble with professor Kung. However, this is not a reflection of the clarity of this course or the amount I learned for this course. Kung is very clear, his lectures are well planned, and the homework sets are very helpful. My only primary drawback from the course is the format of the tests, as they are multiple choice which can really put you in a bad place if you do not fully grasp every problem. The lack of partial credit is truly a heartbreaker for struggling students such as myself. I would recommend Kung if you do not feel pressured during exams and want to learn a lot of information.

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Quarter: Winter 2018
Grade: A+
March 27, 2018

Kung is a great choice for Econ 101. He is very clear with his expectations for his students and posts all of his notes online. The problem sets are an accurate representation of the exams, and while he occasionally does not post all of the work, the TAs are helpful.

Overall, this is a straightforward course and Kung is very clear and concise.

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Quarter: Winter 2017
Grade: A+
June 16, 2017

Kung is really quite a funny guy. He can give some really funny jokes in class while keeping a straight face and a straight tone and delivers them with a punch. I remember how he explained why the value of money deteriorates over time. "Tomorrow I might be dead." And then we were all like -ded-

Anyway Kung's exams are tough, but they keep very close to his lecture notes, which he posts very helpfully on CCLE so you can review them and go through them at the same time while he is lecturing in class. He always posts full worked out solutions in his lectures which are very important to understand and internalize in order to get a good grade for this class! Conceptually, you have to understand it well, but you must also be able to do the algebra behind it very carefully and apply it to different situations (he likes to use 3 firms instead of 2 firms in exams)

Also, all of his exams were multiple-choice which made them deceptively easy. The questions were full-blown calculation questions disguised as multiple choice, and each of the answers were possible given that you made a certain miscalculation somewhere (eg. setting n = 2 instead of the correct n = 3 would show up in one of the wrong answers), so you have to very careful with your calculations! All in all though, he is very good lecturer and is very clear and is easy to follow. Definitely take him for this class!

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Quarter: Winter 2017
Grade: A+
March 30, 2017

First midterm is easy but the 2nd is tough, make sure your conceptual foundation is solid. Know the problem sets inside and out and why/how you set up the problems the way you do and an A is very do-able.

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Quarter: Winter 2017
Grade: A
March 30, 2017

The only thing that was really annoying about him was that since it was a 400 person class, he made the tests all MC. If, for example, you would miss one of his tricky conceptual questions, you would already be down 5 points.

Best advice I can give: Keep on top of the problem sets and read the notes before class. You're golden if you do!

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Quarter: Winter 2016
Grade: N/A
March 29, 2017

3 exam, straight forward based on homework. First 2 midterm have 20 problems in an hour and 15 minutes. final exam has 40 questions in 3 hours. All questions are multiple choice. Understand the concepts, and practices more to improve your problem solving speed, you will be fine.

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Quarter: Winter 2017
Grade: N/A
March 22, 2017

Professor Kung is a very great communicator. With that being said, he spent too much time on the simple concepts and packed in the most dense material in the last 2 weeks of the quarter. The first midterm was fine, but the second one was a little tricky. The final had a lot of material on it and was not easy by any means. He doesn't require you to buy a text book, and his lectures are word-for-word what is posted in the lecture notes on CCLE. The lectures are kind of dry, he frequently skips steps in solving problems, and he doesn't offer many numerical examples in lecture (which is what you are mostly tested on). He's great about showing proofs, but doesn't really elaborate on their applicability. Not the worst professor, but definitely not the best. The problem sets are not graded, so it takes a lot of motivation to do them on your own. These problem sets (roughly) resemble material you could be tested on, but still do not offer enough practice. I had to rework each PSET about 3 times before I felt sufficiently prepared. Also, I emailed him 3 times during the quarter to meet with him and he never replied to me... so I can't say he's the most helpful individual out there. This class is hard, but you'll survive.

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Quarter: Winter 2016
Grade: N/A
March 21, 2017

I think the tests were pretty much like his problem sets. However, there were a lot of material to study for in the final. His first midterm was relatively easy everyone did well, and the second midterm has some tricks, but he allows you to drop 1 midterm so it pretty much comes down to the final. He literally reads from his lecture notes though.

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Quarter: Winter 2016
Grade: B
March 29, 2016

I suggest taking Kung if you are taking Econ 101. I know he is boring, I know he reads off his notes, but his tests are super straight forward. You just have to study the right stuff which, admittedly can be difficult, but make sure to utilize the TAs. I think if I pushed myself a little bit harder I would have gotten an A, but I didn't. Also! He doesn't have an accent which is really nice.

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Quarter: Winter 2016
Grade: NR
March 27, 2016

Good class, Kung is pretty laid-back and chill.
With that being said, you'll need a good TA. Vitaly Titov was very capable ( funny as well).

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4.1
Overall Rating
Based on 26 Users
Easiness 2.4 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 3.8 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.0 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 3.2 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Appropriately Priced Materials
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  • Tolerates Tardiness
    (3)
  • Tough Tests
    (4)
  • Engaging Lectures
    (4)
  • Often Funny
    (4)
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