118-0501/04 – Regional Economics (REGEC-EBS)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Regional and Environmental EconomicsCredits5
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Jan Sucháček, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Jan Sucháček, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2009/2010Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master, Bachelor, Master
Instruction secured by
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SUH33 prof. Ing. Jan Sucháček, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 2+1

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Students will be able to: * identify basic approaches to the location of economic activities * explain the formation of economic structures * discuss the development of settlement structures * analyse location decision-making of enterprises and households * use the methods typical for location decision-making

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


The aim of the subject is to introduce the fundamentals of regional economics. We will concentrate on the principles of location that form spatial economic structures as well as on particular approaches to regional development.

Compulsory literature:

Vanhove, N., Klaassen,L.H. (1987): Regional Policy – A European Approach. Aldershot. Avenbury. Gower Publishing Company Limited, ISBN 0-566-05413-2. Fothergill, S. – Guy, N. (1990): Retreat from the Regions. London: Jessica Kigsley Publishers, ISBN 1-85302-100-8.

Recommended literature:

Vanhove, N., Klaassen,L.H. (1987): Regional Policy – A European Approach. Aldershot. Avenbury. Gower Publishing Company Limited, ISBN 0-566-05413-2. Shephard, E., Barnes, T. (eds.) (2003): A Companion to Economic Geography. Oxford. Blackwell Publishers, ISBN 0-631-23579-5. van Dijk, J, Pellenbarg, P.H. (1999): Demography of Firms. Spatial Dynamics of Firm Behaviour. Groningen: Rijksuniversiteit, ISBN 90-6809-285-5.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


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Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Location decision-making. Enterprise or household as open systems. Economic milieu. 2. Neo-classical, behavioural and structural approaches to the location. Location factors, their evolution and importance. 3. Neo-classical approach or the importance of transportation costs for location. Transportation costs and price. Optimal location. 4. Transportation costs and spatial monopoly. Price strategies of the spatial monopoly. 5. Organisational structure, technology and location of the enterprise. Location behaviour of big and small enterprises. Theory of production cycle and its spatial aspects. New industry and regional centres of the growth. 6. Interaction of localities. Dispersion and concentration. Mechanisms supporting concentration and dispersion of economic activities. Agglomeration effects and their economic importance. Optimal size of the city. 7. Mutual relations of enterprises and formation of spatial structures. 8. Theory of urban structures. Location decision-making of households. 9. Settlement structure and urban systems. Theory of central places. Theory of urban systems. 10. Models of urban development. Urban structures from an evolutionary perspective. 11. Regions, regionalisation and regionalism. Rank/type differentiation of regions. 12. Regional development. Basic approaches to regional development. 13. Contemporary issues linked with regional development.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2009/2010 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Examination Examination 100  51
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: seminar work

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2012/2013 (B6208) Economics and Management (6208R174) European Business Studies P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

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