114-0401/07 – Macroeconomics A (Makro A)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of EconomicsCredits6
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Martin Macháček, Ph.D. et Ph.D.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Martin Macháček, Ph.D. et Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2024/2025Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
JAN27 Ing. Hana Janáčková, Ph.D.
JAN77 Ing. Ivana Jánošíková, Ph.D.
LOK02 Ing. Aleš Lokaj, Ph.D.
MAH11 prof. Ing. Martin Macháček, Ph.D. et Ph.D.
MEL044 doc. Ing. Aleš Melecký, Ph.D.
SUL0018 Ing. Jan Šulák, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Part-time Credit and Examination 14+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The pedagogical aim of this course is students´ ability - to understand and to define basic macroeconomic entities - to identify main connections (relations) among them - to interpret topical processes and events in national, European and world economy from the position of the macroeconomic theory - to discuss macroeconomic problems in the environment with differentiated opinions - to compare current macroeconomic processes in different countries - to use the knowledge in macroeconomics to assess processes on microeconomic level - to continue to study the inter - mediate course in macroeconomics (Macroeconomics B)

Teaching methods



The aim of this course is to explain macroeconomic phenomena and processes in the economy. Strong emphasis is laid on the understanding of mutual relationships among macroeconomic variables. Also economic policy practised by governments and central banks has a very important role in the course. The basic course Macroeconomics A is followed by the intermediate course Macroeconomics B in the 4th study year, and in case of doctoral studies by advanced course Macroeconomics C.

Compulsory literature:

JANÁČKOVÁ, Hana, Ivana JÁNOŠÍKOVÁ, Eva KOLCUNOVÁ a Aleš LOKAJ. Cvičebnice makroekonomie pro bakalářský kurz. 2. upravené a rozšířené vyd. Ostrava: VŠB-TU Ostrava, 2019. 102 s. ISBN: 978-80-248-4401-5. JUREČKA, Václav, Martin MACHÁČEK a kol. Makroekonomie. 4. aktualizované a rozšířené vyd. Praha: Grada Publishing, 2023. 384 s. ISBN 978-80-271-3635-3. MANKIW, N. Gregory. Principles of Economics. 9th ed. Boston: Cengage Learning, 2023. 816 p. ISBN 978-0357541593.

Recommended literature:

HOLMAN, Robert. Ekonomie. 6. vyd. Praha: C. H. Beck, 2016. 720 s. ISBN 978-80-7400-278-6. HOLMAN, Robert. Ekonomie. Sbírka řešených otázek a příkladů. Praha: C. H. Beck, 2016. 168 s. ISBN 978-80-7400-615-9. SAMUELSON, Paul Anthony a William Douglas NORDHAUS. Ekonomie. 19. vyd. Praha: NS Svoboda, 2013. 775 stran. ISBN 978-80-205-0629-0.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

K absolvování předmětu je nutno obdržet v celkovém součtu za zápočet a zkoušku minimálně 51 bodů z maximálních 100 bodů.


Other requirements

Samostudium doporučené literatury


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Introduction to Macroeconomics. Macroeconomic aggregates. 2. Inflation and its measurement. 3. Unemployment. 4. Aggregate output and expenditures (the Income – expenditure model) 5. Aggregate supply and aggregate demand (the AS-AD model). Goods and asset markets )the IS-LM model). 6. Money in macroeconomic system - Commercial and central banking. 7. Monetary theory and policy. 8. Fiscal theory and policy. 9. Philips curve. 10. International monetary system. Exchange rates. 11. Open economy - Balance of payments and its structure. 12. International trade. 13. Economic growth. 14. Economic cycle.

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2024/2025 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit   2
        Examination Examination 100  51 3
Mandatory attendence participation: Participation in lectures and seminars is not compulsory.

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Conditions for subject completion and attendance at the exercises within ISP: For students with an individual study plan, the same conditions apply as for other students.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeBranch/spec.Spec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2024/2025 (B0413A050012) Economics and Management EKO K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2024/2025 (B0312A050001) Public Economics and Administration EKO K Czech Šumperk Compulsory study plan
2024/2025 (B0312A050001) Public Economics and Administration EKO K Czech Valašské Meziříčí 1 Compulsory study plan
2024/2025 (B0312A050001) Public Economics and Administration EKO K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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