BPE_MIE1 Microeconomics 1

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Autumn 2024
Extent and Intensity
2/2/0. 8 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Ing. Michal Kvasnička, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. Ing. Zdeněk Tomeš, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Mgr. Lucie Coufalová, Ph.D. et Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Ing. Filip Červenka, 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. Bc. Michaela Kecskésová (seminar tutor)
Ing. Martin Kutlak (seminar tutor)
Ing. Tomáš Paleta, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. Ing. Vilém Pařil, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Ing. Ondřej Špetík, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Jan Fikejs (assistant)
Guaranteed by
Ing. Michal Kvasnička, 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
Prerequisites (in Czech)
(! BPE_MIC1 Microeconomics 1 ) && (! BKE_MIE1 Microeconomics 1 ) && (! NOWANY ( BPE_MIC1 Microeconomics 1 , BKE_MIE1 Microeconomics 1 ))
Course Enrolment Limitations
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Course objectives
In this course, students will learn the basic principles of Microeconomics. They will get acquainted with the concepts of preference, cost, revenue, elasticity, supply, demand, firm, market, externality, etc., and their mutual relationship. The students will understand the operation of the market process and structure. They will be able to use microeconomic analytical tools to describe and analyze real-world cases and avoid usual analytical errors. They will understand the consequences of changes in demand, cost, market structure, and basic policy changes.
Learning outcomes
At the end of this course, students will be able to understand and explain when markets are a good solution to mundane problems and when the government can improve its results. They will also be prepared to study microeconomics at the intermediate level in the consequent course.
  • 1. Introduction to Economics
  • 2. Interdependence and Gains from Trade
  • 3. Market Forces of Supply and Demand
  • 4. Elasticity and Its Applications
  • 5. Consumers, Producers, and Efficiency of Markets
  • 6. Theory of Consumer Choice
  • 7. Cost of Production
  • 8. Firms in Competitive Markets
  • 9. Monopoly and Monopolistic Competition
  • 10. Oligopoly
  • 11. Markets for Factors of Production
  • 12. Externalities
  • 13. Public Goods and Common Resources
    required literature
  • MANKIW, N. Gregory. Principles of economics. Ninth edition. Boston: Cengage, 2021, xxxi, 816. ISBN 9780357038314. info
  • MANKIW, N. Gregory. Zásady ekonomie. Praha: Grada, 2000, 763 s. ISBN 80-7169-891-1. info
Teaching methods
Lectures and tutorials
Assessment methods
The credit is awarded based on 1) the student's performance in tutorials, including three online problem sets, and 2) a written multiple-choice test. It is also possible to enroll in a course while studying abroad (e.g., Erasmus). Students take tests during the semester and write a final test after returning from abroad. Please get in touch with the teachers before departure.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
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 Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020, Autumn 2021, Autumn 2022, Autumn 2023.
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