114-0463/01 – Labour market (TPA)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of EconomicsCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. RNDr. Milan Šimek, Ph.D., MBASubject version guarantordoc. RNDr. Milan Šimek, Ph.D., MBA
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2020/2021Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
FIL03 Ing. Lenka Johnson Filipová, Ph.D.
S1I44 doc. RNDr. Milan Šimek, Ph.D., MBA
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Part-time Examination 14+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

To clarify basic relations on labour markets To interpret investments in human capital To explain wage diferences on labour market To discuss unions influence at labour markets To analyze employment policy effects and to classify programmes To identify basic problems of the Czech labour market To describe active and passive labour employment in the European union

Teaching methods



Subject The labor market deepens student's theoretical knowledge of the functioning of the labor market. Students are provided with theoretical information on employability, employers' and state labor market opportunities. It also covers the main instruments of passive and active employment policy in the EU countries and gives a comprehensive overview of the implementation of employment policy in the Czech Republic and its regions.

Compulsory literature:

CAHUC Pierre, Stéphane CARCILLO and André ZYLBERBERG. Labour Economics. 2nd Edition. Cambridge, MA, MIT Press, 2014. ISBN 978-0-26-202770-0. EHRENBERG, Ronald G. and Robert Stewart SMITH. Modern Labor Economics: Theory and Public Policy. 13th. ed. London: Routledge, 2017. ISBN 978-1-138-21817-8.

Recommended literature:

BORJAS, George. Labor Economics. 7th Edition. McGraw-Hill Education, 2016. ISBN 978-1-259-25236-5.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Verification of the learning outcomes will be carried out in the form of a combined exam consisting of written and oral part.


Other requirements

Knowledge of the real functioning of the labor market in the Czech Republic is essential for the completion of the course.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Labour demand 2. Labour supply 3. Investments in human capital and their importance for the labour market 4. Factors influencing the differences in labour income 5. Imperfect competition on the labour market 6. Labour market mobility 7. Migration 8. The influence of the state on the labour market 9. Minimum wage in the labour market 10. Unemployment 11. Employment policy 12. Labour market and employment policy of the European Union 13. Labour market in the Czech Republic 14. Employment policy in the Czech Republic

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2020/2021 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Examination Examination 100  51 3
Mandatory attendence participation: Written and oral exam.

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Conditions for subject completion and attendance at the exercises within ISP: Written and oral exam.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeBranch/spec.Spec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2023/2024 (B0311A050004) Applied Economics (S02) Economic Development ER K Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2022/2023 (B0311A050004) Applied Economics (S02) Economic Development ER K Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2021/2022 (B0311A050004) Applied Economics (S02) Economic Development ER K Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan

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