156-0301/05 – Economic Policy A (HPA)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Applied EconomicsCredits4
Subject guarantordoc. RNDr. Milan Šimek, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorprof. JUDr. Ing. Igor Kotlán, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction1999/2000Year of cancellation2013/2014
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesBachelor
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LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
SKU101 Ing. Markéta Gubaniová, Ph.D.
KAS176 Ing. Milan Kaštan, Ph.D.
KLI30 prof. Ing. Christiana Kliková, CSc.
KOT07 prof. JUDr. Ing. Igor Kotlán, Ph.D.
KRI327 Ing. Ondřej Kříž
MAC402 Doc. Ing. Mgr. Zuzana Machová, Ph.D.
CUP032 Ing. Veronika Nálepová
UHR20 Ing. Natalie Uhrová, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+1

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Compulsory literature:

Kliková, Ch., Kotlán, I. Hospodářská politika. 3. vyd. Ostrava: SOKRATES, 2012. ISBN 978--80-86572-5. Kotlán, I., Verner, T., Beran, V. Průvodce kurzem Hospodářská politika A - cvičení. Ostrava: VŠB-TUO, 2008. ISBN 978-80-248-1898-6. Bénassy-Quéré, A., Coeuré, B, Jacquet, P., Pisani-Ferry, J. Economic Policy: Theory and Practice. New York, Oxford University Press, 2010. ISBN 978-0-19-532273-6. https://cs-cz.facebook.com/Národohospodáři-Ostrava-246212538805455/

Recommended literature:

Slaný, A., Žák, M. Hospodářská politika. 1. vyd., Praha: C. H. Beck, 1999. ISBN 80-7179-237-3 Urban, L. Praktická hospodářská politika. 1. vyd., Praha: VŠE, 1999. ISBN 80-7079-941-2 Tichá M. Česká ekonomika na prahu 21. století v kontextu společenského vývoje. 2. vyd., Ostrava: VŠB-TUO. ISBN 978-80-248-3821-2 Kotlán, Igor et al. Hospodářská politika v praxi. Ostrava: SOKRATES, 1999. ISBN 80-86572-00-5. Mankiw Gregory, N. Principles of Economics. 7 th. Edition Cengage Learning, 2014. ISBN 128516587X.

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Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. The theoretical basis of economic politicy (liberal vs. interventionist economic policy). Period Keynes (mercantilism, physiocracy, classical school, the neoclassical school) and Keynesian economic policy. 2. Economic policy is applied after the failure of Keynesian economic policy (monetarism, supply-side economics, public choice school, the school of rational expectations). Economic and political concepts. 3. The definition of economic policy as a scientific discipline, institutional environment, economic policy and economic policy holders. Instrument of economic policy. 4. Economic policy targets and their hierarchy. The basic social tragets. Traditional and economic targets of economic policy. The relationship between targets and instruments of economic policy. The relationship between economic policy targets. The effectiveness of economic policy 5. Government versus market failure as the arguments for and against maximizing the state's role in the economy. The interests of politicians and, respectively. bureaucracy. Phases of economic decision-making and time delays. Issues related to economic and political cycle. Non-use of political capital, the relationship of politics to economic theory and practice. The basic types of market failure (imperfect competition, externalities, public goods, etc.). 6. Economic policy and expectations. Approaches to forming expectations (adaptive versus rational expectations). The effectiveness of economic policy in the event differently formed expectations. Recommendation of policy makers. 7. The basic concept of economic policy. The pro-growth versus stabilization policy. Factors and sources of economic growth. A brief outline of the development of growth theory. Keynesian and neoclassical growth model. New growth theory. The economic cycle and its justification. Macro-and micro economic policies. Supply and demand economic policy. Recommendation of economic policy makers. 8. Fiscal policy and its functions. Carriers, targets and instruments of fiscal policy. Automatic stabilizers versus discrete measures. Theoretical basis of fiscal policy. Monetarist and Keynesian approach to fiscal policy. Access to the school of rational expectations and supply-side economics. Public budgets and state budget. The budget deficit and ways of its coverage. The issue of public debt. Displacement effect of fiscal policy. Fiscal drag. Fiscal policy, budget and public debt in the country. 9. Monetary policy and its functions. Carriers and targets of monetary policy. Direct and indirect monetary policy instruments and their use in the country. The transmission mechanisms of monetary policy. Inflation targeting and pure inflation. Central bank independence. Monetary policy of CNB. 10. Foreign trade policy and its functions. Principles of application of the Foreign trade policy , objectives and bearers of the Foreign trade policy. The openness of the economy and its measurement. Autonomous instrument of Foreign trade policy (duties, quotas, etc.). The contractual instrument Foreign trade policy . The pro-export policy and export promotion institutions in the country. 11. Supply-side oriented economic policy. The emergence of supply-side economics. Market-based approach versus the pension policy. 12. Comparison of development of economic policies in selected economically developed countries (Great Britain, France, Germany, USA, Japan, Sweden). 13. Economic Policy of the European Union. Kodan criteria and conditions for EU membership. The European Union and the Czech Republic. European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). Advantages and disadvantages. Terms of euro membership. Maastricht criteria and the fulfillment of the Czech Republic. Activities of major international economic organizations (WTO, IMF, WB). Czech Republic's relations with such organizations. International economic integration and the mold. Examples of activities of economic integration groupings (outside the European Union), in particular, EFTA, CEFTA, OECD, etc. 14. Economic policy in the Czech Republic from its inception to the present. A comparison with developments in other transition economies.

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Full-time form (validity from: 1960/1961 Summer semester, validity until: 2008/2009 Summer semester)
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Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Exercises evaluation Credit 35 (35) 0
                Written exam Written test 30  18
                Other task type Other task type 5  0
        Examination Examination 65 (65) 0
                Oral Oral examination 65  0
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2010/2011 (B6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6202R040) Regional Development P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2009/2010 (B6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6202R040) Regional Development P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2008/2009 (B6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6202R040) Regional Development P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2007/2008 (B6202) Economic Policy and Administration (7202R020) Economics Journalism P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

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