156-0363/02 – Labour market (TPA)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Applied EconomicsCredits6
Subject guarantordoc. RNDr. Milan Šimek, Ph.D., MBASubject version guarantordoc. RNDr. Milan Šimek, Ph.D., MBA
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation2020/2021
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
FIL03 Ing. Lenka Johnson Filipová, Ph.D.
S1I44 doc. RNDr. Milan Šimek, Ph.D., MBA
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 3+1

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



Subject The labor market deepens student's theoretical knowledge of the functioning of the labor market. Students are provided with theoretical information on employability, employers' and state labor market opportunities. It also covers the main instruments of passive and active employment policy in the EU countries and gives a comprehensive overview of the implementation of employment policy in the Czech Republic and its regions.

Compulsory literature:

CAHUC Pierre, Stéphane CARCILLO and André ZYLBERBERG. Labour Economics. 2nd Edition. Cambridge, MA, MIT Press, 2014. ISBN 978-0-26-202770-0. EHRENBERG, Ronald and Robert SMITH. Modern Labor Economics. 12th Edition. Theory and Public Policy. Routledge, 2015. ISBN 978-0-13-346278-4.

Recommended literature:

BORJAS, George. Labor Economics. 7th Edition. McGraw-Hill Education, 2016. ISBN 978-1-259-25236-5.

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. Studenti v rámci cvičení vypracovávají seminární práci na zadané téma. Práce veřejně obhajují.


Studijní opory TpB: https://lms.vsb.cz/course/view.php?id=87969

Other requirements

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


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Labour demand 2. Labour supply 3. Investments in human capital and their importance for the labour market 4. Factors influencing the differences in labour income 5. Imperfect competition on the labour market 6. Labour market mobility 7. Migration 8. The influence of the state on the labour market 9. Minimum wage in the labour market 10. Unemployment 11. Employment policy 12. Labour market and employment policy of the European Union 13. Labour market in the Czech Republic 14. Employment policy in the Czech Republic

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester, validity until: 2020/2021 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51 3
        Credit Credit  
        Examination Examination 100 (100) 51 3
                Kombinovaná zkouška Other task type 100  51 3
Mandatory attendence participation: The condition for the credit is to prepare a seminar paper. The exam is combined composed of written and oral parts.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2020/2021 (N0312A050001) Public Economics and Administration P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (N0312A050001) Public Economics and Administration P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

Occurrence in special blocks

Block nameAcademic yearForm of studyStudy language YearWSType of blockBlock owner

Assessment of instruction

2020/2021 Winter
2019/2020 Winter