114-0503/06 – Macroeconomics B (MAC B)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of EconomicsCredits6
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Zuzana Kučerová, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Zuzana Kučerová, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
HLA31 Ing. Karel Hlaváček, Ph.D.
KUC20 doc. Ing. Zuzana Kučerová, Ph.D.
LIB009 prof. Dr. Ing. Jan Libich
MAH11 prof. Ing. Martin Macháček, Ph.D. et Ph.D.
MEL044 doc. Ing. Aleš Melecký, Ph.D.
SUL080 Ing. Monika Šulganová, Ph.D.
WRO25 Ing. Tomáš Wroblowský, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

- analyze the short-run, medium-run, and long-run macroeconomic phenomena and processes by formal models - compare the mainstream macroeconomic theories and identify their strenghts and weaknesses - explain the consequences of monetary and fiscal policies within competing macroeconomic models - calculate the equilibrium values of aggregate output, price level, interest rate and other variables and changes in these values in response to macroeconomic policies - contrast the closed economy models and open economy models with differing rate of capital mobility - evaluate the importance of alternative macroeconomic approaches and methodologies for generating social welfare

Teaching methods



The aim of the subject is to both deepen and expand students´ knowledge of macroeconomic phenomena acquired in the first year of their studies. The subject covers various areas of mainstream macroeconomic theory at the intermediate level. Unlike introductory macroeconomics ("Macroeconomics A") course, this subject strongly emphasizes microeconomic foundations of macroeconomic theories and thus requires sound knowledge of basic economic principles. Within the subject, neo-Keynesian, monetarist, new classical and new Keynesian doctrines are confronted and discussed.

Compulsory literature:

1. BARRO, Robert J., Angus CHU a Guido COZZI. Intermediate Macroeconomics. Cengage Learning, 2017. ISBN 978-1473725096. 2. BURDA, Michael a Charles WYPLOSZ. Macroeconomics – A European Text. 7th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. 624 p. ISBN 978-0198737513. 3. DORNBUSCH, Rudiger, Stanley FISCHER and Richard STARTZ. Macroeconomics. 13th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill Education, 2017. 640 p. ISBN 978-1259253409.

Recommended literature:

1. HALL, Robert E. a David H. PAPELL. Macroeconomics: Economic Growth, Fluctuations, and Policy. 6th edition. W. W. Norton and Company, 2005. 576 s. ISBN 978-0393975154. 2. HOOVER, Kevin D. Applied Intermediate Macroeconomics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. 940 s. ISBN 978-0521763882. 3. MANKIW, Gregory N. Macroeconomics. 10th edition. Worth Publishers, 2018. 656 s. ISBN 978-1319105990.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

written credit test and written exam In case of ordered distance learning due to the adverse epidemic situation, all credit tests and exams will have to be attempted online via LMS Moodle and MS Teams, while other study requirements remain unchanged. Exam can be attempted only after prior registration in the EDISON information system.


Study support TpB: https://lms.vsb.cz/course/view.php?id=87987

Other requirements

study of recommended literature


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. The IS-LM model. 2. Fiscal and monetary policies in the IS-LM model. 3. The augmented IS-LM model. 4. Static aggregate demand models. 5. The dynamic aggregate demand model. 6. Short-run aggregate supply models. 7. The macroeconomics of imperfect competition. 8. Unemployment and inflation. Phillips and Taylor curves. 9. Consumption, investment, and the business cycle. 10. The Solow-Swan model of economic growth. New growth theory. 11. The IS-LM-BP model. 12. Fiscal and monetary policies in the IS-LM-BP model. 13. Financial crises and their macroeconomic impacts.

Conditions for subject completion

Conditions for completion are defined only for particular subject version and form of study

Occurrence in study plans

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