156-0346/02 – Economic Development B (ER B)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of National EconomyCredits5
Subject guarantorIng. Lenka Filipová, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Lenka Filipová, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2015/2016Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
FIL03 Ing. Lenka Filipová, 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

- to define and differentiate economic growth and development - to explain the causes of differences in economic development of nations - to describe and apply determinants of economic growth and development on the examples from history - to discuss the institutional aspects of economic growth and development with the emphasis on religion and political regimes - to prepare and present an essay concerning the topic of economic development

Teaching methods

Lectures
Seminars

Summary

The aim of this course is to introduce students into the problemacy of the contemporary distribution of economic power of nations and countries, their economic development and growth. It is concentrated on the factors of the long-term economic growth with the special attention to the institutional factors such as religion and political aspects. Thus, it explains not only the proximate but also fundamental causes of economic growth. The course follows the course Economic development A which explains theories of economic growth and development and some other aspects of living standars such as environment or renewable resources. The course includes the seminars where the topics of lectures are further discussed with more empirics.

Compulsory literature:

BAUMOL, William J., Robert E. LITAN a Carl J. SCHRAMM. Good Capitalism, Bad Capitalism and the Economics of Growth and Prosperity. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007. ISBN 978-0-300-10941-2. CLARK, Gregory. A Farewell to Alms. A Brief Economic History of the World. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2007. ISBN 978-0-691-12135-2.

Recommended literature:

ACEMOGLU, Daron. Introduction to Modern Economic Growth. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2008. ISBN 9780691132921. RODRIK, Dani. One Economics, Many Recipes. Globalization, Institutions and Economic Growth. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2007. ISBN 978-0-691-12951-8.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

E-learning

Další požadavky na studenta

Good knowledge of English.

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Introduction. Economic growth, economic development, factors of economic development of nations. 2. Geography as a factor of economic development. 3. Colonization and the establishment of empires. Formation of international trade. 4. Industrial revolution and its impact on economic growth and development. 5. Money and knowledge as factors of economic growth. Impact of capital and savings on economic growth. Increasing impact of knowledge with technological progress. New growth theory. 6. Economic development and growth in Europe, Africa and America up to the 20th century. 7. Economic development and growth in Asia up to the 20th century. 8. 20th century - rapid changes in economic development and growth of regions. Reasons of those changes. The first half of the 20th century. 9. 20th century - rapid changes in economic development and growth of regions. Reasons of those changes. Second half of the 20th century. 10. Religion, culture and its impact on economic growth and development. 11. Politics, political regimes and their impact on economic growth and development. 12. Contemporary questions and their impact on future economic development: globalization and economic development - goods, services, human capital, finance. 13. Contemporary questions and their impact on future economic development: global governance of economic development 14. Efficiency of development aid - institutions, politics, aims, instruments.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2015/2016 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 24  13
        Examination Examination 76  38
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.FormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2018/2019 (B6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6202R027) National Economy P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2017/2018 (B6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6202R027) National Economy P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2016/2017 (B6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6202R027) National Economy P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2015/2016 (B6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6202R027) National Economy P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan

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