BPE_AEPO Economic Policy

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Autumn 2018
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Ing. Aleš Franc, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. Ing. Zdeněk Tomeš, Ph.D.
Department of Economics - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Contact Person: Mgr. Jana Nesvadbová
Supplier department: Department of Economics - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Tue 12:00–13:50 S309
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
Course objectives
The course is designed to create the learning environment for mastering the economic policy making. It enables students to grasp the problems of the role of the government in the market economy, formulating and checking general rules governing economic system operations, activities of the decision-making centre etc. The course has synthetizing character and broadens knowledge acquired in the courses of economic theory.
Learning outcomes
The student will be able to: - explain reasons of government interventions in the economy and its risks;
- understand major tools of microeconomic and macroeconomic policy and its functioning;
- describe major trends in modern economic policy
- understand political aspects of economic policy
  • Introduction to the theory of economic policy
  • Limits of economic policy
  • Fiscal policy
  • Monetary policy
  • Exchange rate policy
  • Trade policy
  • Growth policies
  • Competition policy
  • Labor market policy
  • Social policy and welfare state
    recommended literature
  • BÉNASSY-QUÉRÉ, Agnès. Economic policy : theory and practice. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010. xii, 709. ISBN 9780195322736. info
Teaching methods
Lectures are based on case studies which extend the theoretical backgrounds.
Assessment methods
Final exam: written test (multiple-choice). 60 % of correct answers are needed to pass.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2017, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020, Autumn 2021.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2018, recent)
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