BPE_TCEC The Transformation of the Czech Economy

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Spring 2015
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Ing. Tomáš Paleta, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Ing. Libor Žídek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Eliška Hanauerová, Ph.D. (assistant)
Guaranteed by
doc. Ing. Libor Žídek, Ph.D.
Department of Economics - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Contact Person: Lydie Pravdová
Supplier department: Department of Economics - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Tue 16:20–17:55 P303
Prerequisites (in Czech)
(( PEMAKI Macroeconomics I || BPE_MAE1 Macroeconomics 1 ))&&((! PESZHD Transformation of Czech Econom ) || (! CZS21 CZS21 ))&&(! MPE_EKTR Economics of Transition )
Předmět si nezapisují studenti, kteří mají ve vzorovém studijním plánu předmět MPE_EKTR Ekonomie transformace.
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 21 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
In the course students will learn about the development of the transformation process in the Czech Republic in the 1990s. The course consists of 13 lectures. The teachers (members of the department of economics) first describe the process from the systematic point of view and then concentrate on particular transformation problems – for example monetary and fiscal policy or privatization. The goal of the course is to give an overall view of the whole process. The course is taught in English and concluded with the written exam. At the end of the course students should be able to exercise an orientation in the development of the Czech economy during the transformation period. They acquire dispositions for better understanding of the contemporary development. They will get deeper insight into the nature of the basic economic concepts through understanding of the development of the Czech economy.
  • 1. Economic history of Czechoslovakia - Socialist economy 2. The basic steps in economic transformation 3. The basic steps in economic transformation 4. Development of the main economic indicators 5. The Privatization Process 6. The Banking sector; Institutional development 7. Development of Czech international trade 8. Monetary policy 9. Monetary policy 10. Exchange rate policy 11. The transformation process in Hungary 12. The transformation process in Poland 13. The transformation process in Bulgaria
    recommended literature
  • SVEJNAR, J. The Czech Repulic and Economic Transition in Eastern Europe. : Academic Press, 1995. ISBN 0-12-678180-X. info
Teaching methods
Basic macroeconomic knowledge is a precondition for the course. Lectures are held regularly in individual weeks of a semester.
Assessment methods
The self-correcting exercises (ROPOTS) are compulsory. The students have obligation to pass them (at minimum 40 %) in defined periods after the lectures. The student are not allowed to take the final exam if he does not take ROPOTS on regular basis during semester. The final written exam 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. Students that arrive directly at the ESF and want to sign for a course about the transformation process have obligation to choose Transformation of the Czech Economy and its Economic Policy. They CANNOT choose Economic Aspects of Transition Process (CESP). Students that have obligation to sign "Ekonomie transformace" CANNOT choose this subject.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught each semester.
General note: Nezapisují si studenti, kteří absolvovali předmět PESZHD nebo CZS21. A ti, kteří mají dle studijního plánu povinnost absolvovat MPE_EKTR!.
Information about innovation of course.
This course has been innovated under the project "Inovace studia ekonomických disciplín v souladu s požadavky znalostní ekonomiky (CZ.1.07/2.2.00/28.0227)" which is cofinanced by the European Social Fond and the national budget of the Czech Republic.

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The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2009, Spring 2010, Autumn 2010, Spring 2011, Autumn 2011, Spring 2012, Autumn 2012, Spring 2013, Autumn 2013, Spring 2014, Autumn 2014.
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