156-0300/06 – Descriptive Economics of the Czech Republic (DEEČR)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Applied EconomicsCredits3
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Jaromír Gottvald, CSc.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Jaromír Gottvald, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Year1Semesterwinter
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2012/2013Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
ADA364 Ing. Emil Adámek, Ph.D.
GOT40 prof. Ing. Jaromír Gottvald, CSc.
KLA0053 Ing. Pavlína Klapková
LAS0017 Ing. Veronika Lasotová
NOV0343 Ing. Sára Novorytová
SPO0013 Ing. Matěj Šponiar
SUL0018 Ing. Jan Šulák
SZC0014 Ing. Lucie Szczeponková
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+1

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

- to define the Czech economic system before and after 1989; - to outline the Czech demographic development in the economic context; - to recognise changes of the Czech living standard; - to present basic macroeconomic indicators; - to describe sectors of economy.

Teaching methods

Lectures
Tutorials

Summary

Cílem předmětu je seznámit studenty se stavem a vývojem ekonomiky ČR s důrazem na vzájemné vazby mezi jednotlivými oblastmi národního hospodářství. Student se seznámí se základními charakteristikami demografického vývoje a pochopí jeho souvislost s dalšími okruhy ekonomiky (trhem práce, sociálním systémem apod.). Student porozumí základním makroekonomickým veličinám (HDP, nezaměstnanost, inflace) a bude schopen provést jejich regionální srovnání i základní komparaci ČR s jinými zeměmi. Osvojí si základní principy fungování systému veřejných rozpočtů, seznámí se stavem veřejných financí a porozumí vazbám mezi deficitem státního rozpočtu a jinými oblastmi ekonomiky ČR.

Compulsory literature:

Czech Statistical Office. Statistical yearbook of the Czech Republic 2013. Praha: Czech Statistical Office, 2014. ISBN 978-80-250-2105-7. Czech Statistical Office. Czech Republic in international comparison 2013. Praha: Czech Statistical Office, 2014. ISBN 978-80-250-2042-5. Czech Statistical Office. Indicators of social and economic development of the Czech Republic. Praha: Czech Statistical Office, 2013.

Recommended literature:

Czech Statistical Office. Demographic Yearbook of the Czech Republic. Praha: Czech Statistical Office, 2013. Czech Statistical Office. Household income and living conditions. Praha: Czech Statistical Office, 2013.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

E-learning

Další požadavky na studenta

Žádné další požadavky

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Introduction - Work with statistical data: the search and evaluation of economic data, their reliability; - Common mistakes when working with statistical data, primary versus secondary sources; 2. Population and Czech Economy - Population structure: basic demographic characteristics, including the trend of their development; - Demographic processes, including development trends; 3. Prognosis of population development, selected demographic problems and their economic impact on society - Social and economic impact of demographic aging of the Czech population, the situation in the EU and the world; - Selected aspects of migration, economic consequences, the situation in the Czech Republic (CR) and the EU; 4. Human capital - Definition of basic concepts: human capital, labor, employment, unemployment; rate of unemployment in CR; - Social and economic impacts of unemployment, relation between unemployment and economic growth; 5. The Living standard and quality of life - Healthcare: health care system, financing, - Education in CR - Indicators of quality of life: Human development index, environmental index, etc. - Living standards: statistics of household accounts, income, expenditure and consumption; 6. Macro-economic level of the Czech economy - GDP and its measurement method, the shadow economy and other disadvantages of measuring GDP; - Inflation and interest rates, the basic functions of a Central Bank; - International comparisons and forecasts of further development of the Czech economy; 7. The public sector in the CR - Private and public goods, social consensus, the welfare state; - Basic principle of operation of the public budget, state spending budget, creation of the state budget; 8. Foreign trade and balance of payments CR - Commodity and territorial structure of foreign trade; - The balance of services and tourism; - Balance of payments: the link between individual accounts PB; - Exchange rates and their impact on export; - Support for export. 9. Transport, Energy and Environment CR - Environment CR, compared with the past, structural changes in the economy, current state of the environment in the CR; - Transport - structure, impact on the environment, the link to economic growth; - Energy - Energy resources and their utilization; - New trends in transportation and alternative energy sources, biofuels, 10. The industry structure of the economy CR - International classification of economic activities, sectors of the economy - Agriculture - raw material base of the CR, - mining and quarrying 11. Industry and Construction - Development of Czech industry since nineties to the present - Construction: structure, transport infrastructure: the link to unemployment and economic growth 12. The service sector: development, some sectors: retail, banking, information and communication activities. 13. Czech Republic in international comparison.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2016/2017 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 28  15
        Examination Examination 72  36
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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