156-0588/01 – English conversation for economists (AKE)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of National EconomyCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. Antonio Rodríguez Andrés, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Antonio Rodríguez Andrés, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
BAL112 doc. Ing. Jiří Balcar, Ph.D.
FIL03 Ing. Lenka Filipová, Ph.D.
PYT005 doc. Ing. Mariola Pytliková, Ph.D.
AND0096 doc. Antonio Rodríguez Andrés, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit 0+4

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The course is aimed at improving English language skills in professional, economical and econometric areas for work with foreign literature. During the course students are introduced to the English terms, concepts and style of expression in economic literature in the cross-sectional themes applied in the study subjects Applied Economics.

Teaching methods



Compulsory literature:

REES, G., SMITH, P. Strategic Human Resource Management: An International Perspective. 2nd ed. Los Angeles: SAGE. 2017. ISBN 978-1-47396-931-5. VAN DEN BERG, H. Economic Growth and Development. London: World Scientific Publishing Co., 2017. 978-981-4733-33-5. WALSH, Carl E. Monetary theory and policy. Fourth edition. Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2017. ISBN 978-0-262-03581-1.

Recommended literature:

McPAKE, B., NORMAND, C. Health Economics: An international perspective. Second edition. Chapter 2. Routledge. 2008. Second Edition NATHAN, M. The wider economic impacts of high-skilled migrants: a survey of literature for receiving countries. IZA Journal

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Další požadavky na studenta

There are not any other requirements.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Banking and financial systems 2. Monetary policy of open economy 3. Factors of economic growth and development 4. Production function, Solow model 5. Economics of welfare 6. Demand for health and health services 7. Migration economics 8. Mass migration and influence on economy 9. Wage determinants 10. Human capital and soft skills 11. Econometric analysis 12. Case studies of time series 13. Economic and ecological problems 14. Global climate change

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit Credit 100  51
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: Conditions stated by lecturer.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.FormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2019/2020 (N0311A050012) Applied economics (S02) Economic Development P Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2019/2020 (N0311A050013) Applied Economics (S01) Economic Development P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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