DXR_REGE Regional Economics

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Spring 2024
Extent and Intensity
24/0/0. 12 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
prof. RNDr. Milan Viturka, CSc. (lecturer)
prof. Ing. Elena Žárska, CSc. (lecturer)
doc. Ing. Vladimír Žítek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Petr Halámek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Ing. Viktorie Klímová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Milan Viturka, CSc.
Department of Regional Economics – Faculty of Economics and Administration
Supplier department: Department of Regional Economics – Faculty of Economics and Administration
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
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Course objectives
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with a wide range of theoretical approaches related to regional economics and to explain the patterns in the spatial structure of the economy. Another objective of the course is to provide students with practical knowledge of comprehensive research of regional prerequisites for competitive and sustainable development as the basic ground for design optimal strategies for support of regional development.
Learning outcomes
After completing this course the students will be able to:
  • understand the wide range of regional development theories and the assumptions underlying them,
  • apply in their dissertation thesis the rules of spatial arrange with regard to the timeless processes of shaping spatial systems of poles and development axes and their hierarchization,
  • comprehensively assess the regions’ potential for competitiveness and sustainability of their development,
  • elaborate a multi-criteria evaluation of development projects as a primary precondition for objective selection of relevant development priorities
  • correctly understand the role of spatial planning as an indispensable tool for promoting sustainable development and to cooperate in creation of development strategies.
  • Syllabus
    • Theory of regional economics - location theories, regional growth theories, regional economic structure and dynamics
    • Quality of business environment and competitiveness of the regions
    • Environmental aspects of regional development: quality of the residential environment, ecological stability of the landscape and sustainability of regional development
    • Role of tourism in regional development
    • Spatial development specifics: spatial planning, real estate market, and creditworthiness of municipalities
    • Regional policy and multicriterial assessment of societal effectiveness of development projects
      required literature
    • CAPELLO, Roberta. Regional economics. Second edition. London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016, xxiv, 354. ISBN 9781138855885. info
    • MCCANN, Philip. Modern urban and regional economics. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013, xxiii, 408. ISBN 9780199582006. info
      recommended literature
    • Regional science matters : studies dedicated to Walter Isard. Edited by Peter Nijkamp - Adam Rose - Karima Kourtit. Cham: Springer, 2015, vi, 460. ISBN 9783319073040. info
    • Handbook of regional science. Edited by Manfred M. Fischer - Peter Nijkamp. Berlin: Springer Reference, 2014, xxxvii, 50. ISBN 9783642234293. info
    • Handbook of local and regional development. Edited by Andrés Rodríguez-Pose - Andy Pike - John Tomaney. 1st ed. London: Routledge, 2011, xxii, 642. ISBN 9780203842393. info
    • BLAKELY, Edward James and Nancey Green LEIGH. Planning local economic development : theory and practice. 4th ed. Los Angeles: Sage, 2010, xvi, 446. ISBN 9781412960939. info
    Teaching methods
    24-hours block teaching (divided into 6 blocks per 4 hours) includes lectures and discussion parts with active participation of students. Discussion sections are based on students’ critical literature reviews (three reviews with length approx. one page) that are presented and discussed within the thematic blocks.
    Assessment methods
    The overall assessment is based on the quality of the processed foreign literature reviews (40%), the active participation of students in lessons (10%) and the oral examination, which has the character of an expert discussion on a predetermined range of topics.
    Language of instruction
    Further Comments
    The course is taught annually.
    The course is taught: in blocks.
    Information about innovation of course.
    This course has been established under the project "Creation of research oriented postgraduate study programme Regional Economics (CZ.02.2.69/0.0/0.0/16_018/0002596)" which is co-financed by the European Social Fund and the national budget of the Czech Republic.

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    The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2020, Spring 2022, Spring 2023, Spring 2025.
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