BKE_HOP1 Economic Policy

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
26/0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught online.
doc. Ing. Martin Kvizda, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Tomáš Paleta, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Ing. Ondřej Špetík (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Ing. Martin Kvizda, 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
Sat 28. 11. 8:00–11:50 P104
Prerequisites (in Czech)
( BKE_MAE1 Macroeconomics 1 )
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 18 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
Main objectives can be summarized as follows:
to understand the process of setting objectives and appropriate instruments in economic policy;
to highlight risks in the form of government failures;
to enable orientation in problems of role of the state in market economy;
to analyze instruments of stabilization policy and various approaches to this policy;
to analyze various types of microeconomic policy and its economic consequences;
to delineate main economic coordination mechanisms and explain causes of inefficiency of centrally planned economies;
to explain main pillars of transition process in the Czech Republic
Learning outcomes
The absolvent will be able to:
- to explain reasons of government interventions in the economy and its risks;
- to understand major tools of microeconomic and macroeconomic policy and its functioning;
- to describe major trends in modern economic policy
- to understand political aspects of economic policy
  • Introduction to theory of economic policy.
  • Analysis of government failures.
  • Coordination mechanisms in economy.
  • Period of interventionism in economic policy.
  • Conservative economic policy.
  • Monetary policy.
  • Fiscal policy.
  • External economic policy.
  • Antitrust policy.
  • Social policy.
  • Economic integration in Europe
    required literature
  • SLANÝ, Antonín. Makroekonomická analýza a hospodářská politika (Macroeconomic Analysis and Economic Policy.). 1st ed. Praha: C. H. Beck, 2003. 380 pp. EU 22. ISBN 80-7179-738-3. info
  • SLANÝ, Antonín and Aleš FRANC. *Hospodářská politika (Economic policy). 1st ed. Brno: Masarykova univerzita v Brně, 2004. 122 pp. 3984/ESF-24/04-17/99. info
  • TOMEŠ, Zdeněk. Hospodářská politika : 1900-2007. Vyd. 1. Praha: C.H. Beck, 2008. xiv, 262. ISBN 9788074000027. info
Teaching methods
intensive course
Assessment methods
1 essay, on-line test, exam: written test
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: tutorial 4 hodiny.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019.
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