BPE_MAE1 Macroeconomics 1

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Spring 2024
Extent and Intensity
2/2/0. 8 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
doc. Ing. Libor Žídek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Jan Adamec (seminar tutor)
Ing. Mgr. Lucie Coufalová, Ph.D. et Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Hana Fitzová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Ing. Petra Chovancová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Ing. Jan Jonáš, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Ing. Klára Moravcová (seminar tutor)
Ing. Jakub Moučka (seminar tutor)
Ing. Tomáš Paleta, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Ing. Ondřej Špetík, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Ivana Kupčíková, DiS. (assistant)
Bc. Dobruše Lukášová (assistant)
Mgr. Bc. Eva Punčochářová (assistant)
Mgr. Petra Stejskalová (assistant)
Poskytovatelé Specifické podpory výuky
Zbyněk Cincibus (zapisovatel)
Guaranteed by
doc. Ing. Libor Žídek, Ph.D.
Department of Economics – Faculty of Economics and Administration
Contact Person: Mgr. Jarmila Šveňhová
Supplier department: Department of Economics – Faculty of Economics and Administration
Mon 14:00–15:50 P103, Mon 14:00–15:50 P101, Mon 14:00–15:50 P102
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
BPE_MAE1/01: Mon 16:00–17:50 P106, L. Žídek
BPE_MAE1/02: Tue 12:00–13:50 S306, except Tue 2. 4., P. Chovancová
BPE_MAE1/03: Wed 8:00–9:50 S306, except Wed 3. 4., J. Moučka
BPE_MAE1/04: Thu 8:00–9:50 S311, except Thu 4. 4., P. Chovancová
BPE_MAE1/05: Thu 14:00–15:50 S306, except Thu 4. 4., J. Jonáš
BPE_MAE1/06: Thu 10:00–11:50 P102, except Thu 4. 4., P. Chovancová
BPE_MAE1/07: Tue 14:00–15:50 P403, except Tue 2. 4., J. Adamec
BPE_MAE1/09: Tue 16:00–17:50 P302a, except Tue 2. 4., J. Adamec
BPE_MAE1/10: Wed 12:00–13:50 S310, except Wed 3. 4., H. Fitzová
BPE_MAE1/11: Wed 14:00–15:50 S311, except Wed 3. 4., H. Fitzová
BPE_MAE1/12: Tue 10:00–11:50 P303, except Tue 2. 4., L. Coufalová
BPE_MAE1/13: Tue 12:00–13:50 P201, except Tue 2. 4., H. Fitzová
BPE_MAE1/14: Tue 14:00–15:50 P302a, except Tue 2. 4., L. Coufalová
BPE_MAE1/15: Wed 16:00–17:50 P302a, except Wed 3. 4., K. Moravcová
BPE_MAE1/16: Wed 18:00–19:50 P304, except Wed 3. 4., K. Moravcová
BPE_MAE1/17: Wed 16:00–17:50 S310, except Wed 3. 4., J. Jonáš
BPE_MAE1/18: Thu 14:00–15:50 P201, except Thu 4. 4., T. Paleta
BPE_MAE1/20: Wed 14:00–15:50 S307, except Wed 3. 4., J. Jonáš
BPE_MAE1/21: Tue 16:00–17:50 P302b, except Tue 2. 4., J. Moučka
BPE_MAE1/22: Thu 16:00–17:50 P302b, except Thu 4. 4., T. Paleta
BPE_MAE1/23: Tue 8:00–9:50 P304, except Tue 2. 4., P. Chovancová
BPE_MAE1/24: Mon 18:00–19:50 S306, L. Žídek
BPE_MAE1/25: Tue 10:00–11:50 P403, except Tue 2. 4., J. Moučka
Prerequisites (in Czech)
(! BPE_AMA1 Macroeconomics 1 )&&(! BKE_MAE1 Macroeconomics 1 ) && (! BPE_MAC1 Macroeconomics 1 ) && (! NOWANY ( BKE_MAE1 Macroeconomics 1 , BPE_MAC1 Macroeconomics 1 , BPE_AMA1 Macroeconomics 1 ))
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 16 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
At the end of the course students should be able to exercise an orientation in the basic knowledge of functioning of the economy. They acquire dispositions for better understanding of the contemporary world. They will gain insight into the nature of the basic economic concepts.
Learning outcomes
After successful completion of the course, student will be able to:
- understand basic macroeconomic phenomena and concepts,
- apply knowledge from   macroeconomics to events in the economy,
- discuss and present his or her own opinion
  • 1. measuring of GDP and inflation (chapters 22 and 23)
  • 2. economic growth chapter 24)
  • 3. labour market and unemployment (chapters 26 and 20)
  • 4. financial system and public finance (chapters 25 and 12)
  • 5. banks and monetary system (chapter 27)
  • 6. quantitative theory of money and inflation (chapter 28)
  • 7. international trade (chapter 9)
  • 8. open economy - basic concepts (chapter 29)
  • 9. open economy - a model (chapter 30)
  • 10. AD and AS (chapter 31)
  • 11. impact of monetary and fiscal policies on AD (chapter 32)
  • 12. relationship between infltion and unemployment (chapter 33)
    required literature
  • MANKIW, N. Gregory. Zásady ekonomie. Praha: Grada, 2000, 763 s. ISBN 80-7169-891-1. info
    recommended literature
  • MANKIW, N. Gregory. Principles of economics. Ninth edition. Boston: Cengage, 2021, xxxi, 816. ISBN 9780357038314. info
  • HOLMAN, Robert. Ekonomie. 3. aktualiz. vyd. Praha: C.H. Beck, 2002, xxii, 714. ISBN 8071796816. info
  • SAMUELSON, Paul A. and William D. NORDHAUS. Economics [Samuelson, 1992]. 14th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1992, xlii, 784. ISBN 0-07-054879-X. info
Teaching methods
The course has a form of a lecture and a seminar. Students can get bonus points for the exam if they take KvISes during lectures.The seminars are compulsory and the students are evaluated according their activity. Students are tested on each of the seminar.
Assessment methods
Credit requirements: pass progress tests for more than 60% and active participation in seminars. The course is concluded by a written exam. The test is to be taken during the exam period. Any copying, recording or leaking tests, use of unauthorized tools, aids and communication devices, or other disruptions of objectivity of exams (credit tests) will be considered non-compliance with the conditions for course completion as well as a severe violation of the study rules. Consequently, the teacher will finish the exam (credit test) by awarding grade "F" in the Information System, and the Dean will initiate disciplinary proceedings that may result in study termination. If a student enrolls in the course during his/her trip abroad, he/she must complete self-correction exercises during the semester, complete tests and pass an exam upon his/her return. Arrangements must be made prior to the start of the semester.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
General note: Přednášky jsou dostupné online a ze záznamu.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2023, Spring 2025.
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