Course: Selected Issues of Economic Theory

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Course title Selected Issues of Economic Theory
Course code KEK/OET-D
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Doctoral
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 15
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Kraft Jiří, prof. Ing. CSc.
Course content
1. Introduction to studying 2. Rational consumer´s behaviour and its trends 3. Firm under perfect and imperfect competition - Czech national economy specific features 4. Monopoly and monopsony in the labour market 5. Capital market and its tendency under globalisation 6. Economic efficiency and government impact on its level 7. Decision making under risk and uncertainty 8. Evolution of economic thought 9. National economy equilibrium determination 10. IS-LM model. Fiscal and monetary policy (application on Czech national economy) 11. Open economy principle of performing 12. Interconnection among macroeconomic indicators (GDP growth, inflation, unemployment, economic equilibrium) and long-term economic growth presumptions 13. Czech national economy analysis under globalisation 14. World economy, prognoses of further development and economic integration in Europe

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monological explanation (lecture, presentation,briefing)
  • Class attendance - 560 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Students should develop their economic thinking, deepen their knowledge of microeconomics as well as macroeconomics and be able to apply theoretical concepts for an enterprise, national economy, and the world economy.
Students obtain knowledge in given course in accordance with requirements and course programme.
Prerequisites
Students obtain knowledge in given course in accordance with requirements and course programme.

Assessment methods and criteria
Combined examination

Elaboration of essay on selected topic and its presentation. Oral exam
Recommended literature
  • FRANNK, R. H.-BERNANKE, B. S. Ekonomie. Praha, Grada Publishing, 2003..
  • HOLMAN, R. Makroekonomie. Středně pokročilý kurz. Praha, C. H. Beck, 2004..
  • HOLMAN, R. Mikroekonomie. Středně pokročilý kurz. Praha, C. H. Beck, 2002..
  • KRAFT, J. Firma v makroekonomickém prostředí. Ústí nad Labem: Acta Universitatis Purkynianae, 2004..
  • MACH, M. Makroekonomie II pro inženýrské studium (1. a 2. část). Praha, VŠE, 2000..
  • MACH, M. Makroekonomie II pro magisterské (inženýrské) studium (1. a 2. část). Slaný, Melandrium, 2001..
  • SLANÝ A. A KOL. Makroekonomická analýza a hospodářská politika. Praha, C. H. Beck, 2003..
  • SOJKA, M. A KOL. Dějiny ekonomických teorií. Praha, VŠE, 1991.
  • SPĚVÁČEK, V. A KOL. Transformace české ekonomiky (politické, ekonomické a sociální aspekty). Praha, Linde, 2002..
  • SOUKUP, J. Mikroekonomická analýza. 2003, Melandrium. Slaný. ISBN 80-86175-30-8.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Economics Study plan (Version): Managerial Informatics (2014) Category: Economy 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Economics Study plan (Version): Managerial Informatics (2014) Category: Economy 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Winter