156-9514/01 – Economic growth and development (ERR)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Applied EconomicsCredits10
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Mariola Pytliková, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Mariola Pytliková, Ph.D.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
GOT40 prof. Ing. Jaromír Gottvald, CSc.
PYT005 doc. Ing. Mariola Pytliková, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 28+0
Part-time Examination 28+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Learning outcomes of the course unit The course is focused on economic growth and development of countries both from the domestic perspective and from the perspective of their relationship to the global economy. Students will be acquainted with questions related to economic growth and development in the world economy and with methods of analysis of these problems including formulation of economic policies related to economic development. From a practical point of view, students will study the issue of economic growth and development on the example of developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


Compulsory literature:

TODARO, Michael, P and Stephen C. Smith. Economic Development. 12th ed. New York: Pearson, 2015. ISBN 13 978-0-13-340678-8. AGHION, P. and Steven Durlauf (ed.). Handbook of Economic Growth. Vol 2A, 2B, Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2014. ISBN: 978-0-444-53546-7.

Recommended literature:

CLARK, D. The Elgar Companion to Development Studies. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2006. ISBN: 13 978-1-84376-475-5. VAN DEN BERG, H. Economic Growth and Development. London: World Scientific Publishing Co., 2017. 978-981-4733-33-5. WEIL, D. N. Economic Growth. 3rd ed. Harlow: Pearson, 2013. ISBN: 9780273775348.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements

There are not any other duties.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Traditional Economic Growth Theory: Rostow, Harrod-Domar, Solow-Swan Model and New Growth Theory 2. Traditional models and theories of economic development: modernization theory, theory of dependence, theory of dual development 3. Current Economic Development Models: Multiple Balance Approach, "The Big Push" Model, "The O-Ring" Model 4. Problems and policies (domestic perspective): poverty, income inequality and economic development 5. Problems and policies (domestic perspective): population growth and economic development 6. Problems and policies (domestic perspective): human capital - education and health in economic development 7. Problems and policies (domestic perspective): transformation of agriculture and economic development 8. Problems and policies (international perspective): theory of international trade and strategy of economic development 9. Problems and policies (international perspective): foreign finance, investment, assistance and their efficiency for economic development 10. Problems and policies (international perspective): (global) environment and economic development

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
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Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2020/2021 (P0311D050004) Economics K English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2020/2021 (P0311D050004) Economics P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2019/2020 (P0311D050004) Economics P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2019/2020 (P0311D050004) Economics K English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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