156-0500/01 – Descriptive Economics of the Czech Republic (DEECR)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of National EconomyCredits4
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Jaromír Gottvald, CSc.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Jaromír Gottvald, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
Year2Semestersummer
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2009/2010Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
GOT40 prof. Ing. Jaromír Gottvald, CSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 2+0

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
Individual consultations

Summary

1. Economic systems: Comparison of the centrally planned economy and free market economies – case of the Czech Republic (CR); 2. Introduction to economic demography: Population structure, basic demographic characteristics and process (fertility, natality, mortality, morbidity, migration) and their trends in the CR and the EU; 3. Population projections: Future situation in the CR and the EU, problem of demographic aging and economic consequences – social system etc.; 4. Human capital and labor force: Employment and unemployment in the CR and the EU, causes and impact of unemployment, unemployment rate and economic growth; 5. Quality of life: Education and health care, environment in the CR; 6. Living standards: Household Budget Survey – expenditures and consumption of Czech households, comparison of living standards in the past and today; 7. Macroeconomic level of the Czech economy: GDP, inflation rate, business cycle, international comparison and forecasts; 8. Public sector in the CR: Taxes, state budget, government revenue and expenditure, public debt – connection with economic growth, unemployment, social system and demographic trend; 9. International trade and balance of payments: Export and import structure of the Czech trade, tourism trade etc.; 10. Industry structure of the CR (Classification of Economic Activities CZ-NACE): Agriculture and natural resources, transport and energy – resources and new trends; 11. Industry and construction, housing, road-traffic infrastructure – connection with population trends, economic growth, unemployment etc.; 12. Services in the CR: retail trade, financial services, information and communication services etc. 13. International comparison of the Czech Republic.

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, 2010, 2011.

Recommended literature:

CSU. Demographic Yearbook of the Czech Republic (česko-anglická verze). Praha : Český statistický úřad, 2011. CSU. Household income and living conditions 2010. Praha : Český statistický úřad, 2011.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

E-learning

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Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Economic systems: Comparison of the centrally planned economy and free market economies – case of the Czech Republic (CR); 2. Introduction to economic demography: Population structure, basic demographic characteristics and process (fertility, natality, mortality, morbidity, migration) and their trends in the CR and the EU; 3. Population projections: Future situation in the CR and the EU, problem of demographic aging and economic consequences – social system etc.; 4. Human capital and labor force: Employment and unemployment in the CR and the EU, causes and impact of unemployment, unemployment rate and economic growth; 5. Quality of life: Education and health care, environment in the CR; 6. Living standards: Household Budget Survey – expenditures and consumption of Czech households, comparison of living standards in the past and today; 7. Macroeconomic level of the Czech economy: GDP, inflation rate, business cycle, international comparison and forecasts; 8. Public sector in the CR: Taxes, state budget, government revenue and expenditure, public debt – connection with economic growth, unemployment, social system and demographic trend; 9. International trade and balance of payments: Export and import structure of the Czech trade, tourism trade etc.; 10. Industry structure of the CR (Classification of Economic Activities CZ-NACE): Agriculture and natural resources, transport and energy – resources and new trends; 11. Industry and construction, housing, road-traffic infrastructure – connection with population trends, economic growth, unemployment etc.; 12. Services in the CR: retail trade, financial services, information and communication services etc. 13. International comparison of the Czech Republic.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2009/2010 Winter semester)
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Examination Examination 100  51
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