114-0576/02 – Labour Economics (ETP)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of EconomicsCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. RNDr. Milan Šimek, Ph.D., MBASubject version guarantordoc. RNDr. Milan Šimek, Ph.D., MBA
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2020/2021Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
BAL112 doc. Ing. Jiří Balcar, Ph.D.
GOT40 prof. Ing. Jaromír Gottvald, CSc.
S1I44 doc. RNDr. Milan Šimek, Ph.D., MBA
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 2+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

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Tutorials

Summary

The course provides especially the exact knowledge of unemployment and government´s interventions in the labour market. The subject explains the relation between the unemployment and other important economic phenomenons such as minimum wage, real wage, economic equilibrium. Theory is based on the classical, neoclassical approach but also on other theories. The course provides the knowledge of the European Union labour markets, too. Development of the EU integration process since the eighties and basic development tendencies in the labour market.

Compulsory literature:

BODVARSON, Örn B. a Hendrik Van den BERG. The Economics of Immigration. Theory and Policy. Second Edition. New York: Springer-Verlag, 2013. ISBN 978-1-4614-2116-0. BOERI, Tito. a Jan van OURS. The Economics of Imperfect Labor Markets. Second Edition. Princenton: Princeton University Press, 2013. ISNB 978-1-400-848-195. CAHUC Pierre, Stéphane CARCILLO and André ZYLBERBERG. Labour Economics. 2nd Edition. Cambridge, MA, MIT Press, 2014. ISBN 978-0-26-202770-0.

Recommended literature:

BORJAS, George J. Labor Economics. 7th Edition. McGraw-Hill Education, 2016. ISBN 978-1-259-25236-5. EHRENBERG, Ronald and Robert SMITH. Modern Labor Economics. 12th Edition. Theory and Public Policy. Routledge, 2015. ISBN 978-0-13-346278-4.

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. Full active participation in exercises is required from full-time students.

E-learning

The teacher's contact with the students will be realized through consultations, via email communication and through the LMS (Moodle) electronic learning system. Students usually communicate with each other via email communication.

Other requirements

Students work out a seminar work on a given topic. The work is publicly advocated

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

The course provides especially the exact knowledge of unemployment and government´s interventions in the labour market. The subject explains the relation between the unemployment and other important economic phenomenons such as minimum wage, real wage, economic equilibrium. Theory is based on the classical, neoclassical approach but also on other theories. The course provides the knowledge of the European Union labour markets, too. Development of the EU integration process since the eighties and basic development tendencies in the labour market. 1. The competitive equilibrium 2. The unemployment theories 3. Theory of human capital 4. Theory od discrimination 5. Wage determinants 6. Migration theories and labour market 7. Labour market flexibility 8. Flexicurity 9. Holland's Theory of Career Choice 10. European employment strategy 11. Labour market - Denmark, Germany, UK 12. Labour market – Spain, Netherlands, Poland 13. Labour market in the Czech Republic 14. Active and passive labour market policy in the Czech Republic

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2020/2021 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Examination Examination 100  51
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: The exam is combined composed of written and oral parts.

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Occurrence in special blocks

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Incoming students- MS 2021/2022 Full-time English Choice-compulsory 163 - International Office stu. block