MPR_REP2 Regional Economics 2

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Spring 2016
Extent and Intensity
2/1/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
prof. RNDr. Milan Viturka, CSc. (lecturer)
prof. RNDr. Milan Viturka, CSc. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Milan Viturka, CSc.
Department of Regional Economics and Administration - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Contact Person: Ing. Iveta Suchomelová Vašíčková
Supplier department: Department of Regional Economics and Administration - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Wed 12:50–14:30 P103
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
MPR_REP2/01: each odd Wednesday 14:35–15:20 P103, M. Viturka
MPR_REP2/02: each even Wednesday 14:35–15:20 P103, M. Viturka
Prerequisites (in Czech)
(! MPR_RE2 Regional Economics II )
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 70 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/70, only registered: 0/70, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/70
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
This course may be divided into two parts: theory and application. The theoretical part gives a complete survey of regional development theories. The applicational part emphasizes the issue of evaluation of business environment quality, which together with quality of firms represent basic components of regional competitiveness, and further selected partial issues (e. g. interactive models of regional competitiveness, international collaboration of SMEs). Relevant knowledge is consequently interpreted with regard to creation of conceptional and strategic documents targeted at regional development support and their utilization in relation to specific tools of regional development support (predominantly investment incentives and regional marketing).
After successful finishing of this course students should be able to:
- repeat basic environmental continuities of economic development;
- explain causes of market failure in the area of environmental goods;
- evaluate spatial dimension as an economic category and to transform this knowledge into solution of practical economic issues (also with relation to regional policy);
- demonstrate decisive instruments and measures stimulating implementation of strategy of sustainable development and;
- analyse their basic economic impacts of regiopnal policy.
  • Lectures.
  • 1. Neoclassical and neoliberal theories of regional development (e.g. growth accounting, new economic geography and new growth theory) and regional policy.
  • 2. Keynesian theories (e. g. Harrod-Domar growth model, theory of unbalanced development) and regional policy.
  • 3. Structural and regulative theories (neomarxist theories, Californian school) and regional policy.
  • 4. Critical-realistic and institutional theories (theory of divisions of labour, theory of learning regions) and regional policy.
  • 5. Contemporary regional policy in relation to regional development theories (summary).
  • 6. Regional interdependence and conditionality of regional development (potential of influence and potential of reaction).
  • 7. International collaboration of small and medium enterprises (main types of collaboration, start-up phase of collaboration, supporting infrastructure).
  • 8. Evaluation of business environment quality (national and regional evaluation models), selecting main factors and entrepreneurial preferences.
  • 9. Application of regional evaluation model on the example of the Czech Republic (developmental changes of entrepreneurial preferences).
  • 10. Economic integration of space (creation of territorial development axis and entrepreneurial nets).
  • 11. Investment incentives and their systems (examples of selected countries, including the Czech Republic).
  • 12. Regional marketing, selected examples (types of marketing strategies, choice of marketing mix).
  • 13. Market oriented strategy of regional development, theoretical starting points and practical continuities.
  • Seminars:
  • 1 Opening seminar – basic information.
  • 2-5 Discussion on possibilities of practical application of single theories of regional development with case studies.
  • 6-7 Application of regional interdependence model on the example of the Czech Republic.
  • 8-9 Workshop on international collaboration of small and medium enterprises.
  • 10-11 Workshop on evaluation of business environment.
  • 12 Discussion on systems of investment incentives and regional marketing with practical examples.
  • 13 Practical demonstration of strategic documents of regional development
    required literature
  • VITURKA, Milan. Regionální ekonomie II. První. Brno: ESF MU, 2000. 91 pp. ISBN 80-210-2257-4. info
  • Viturka, Milan a kol.. Náhradní obsah: Kvalita podnikatelského prostředí, regionální konkurenceschopnost a strategie regionálního rozvoje České republiky, Grada : 2010, 238 s., ISBN978-80-247-3638-9.
    recommended literature
  • 1. Blažek, J., Uhlíř, D.: Teorie regionálního rozvoje. UK Praha, 2002. ISBN 80-246-0384-5.
  • Náhradní obsah: Armstrong, Harvey, Tayolor, Jim. Regional economics and policy. 3rd ed., Blackwell Publisher 2000,434 p. ISBN 0-631-21713-4.
Teaching methods
Lessons take form of lectures and seminars (every week). Continuous self-study is expected.
Assessment methods
Written test (25 questions). To pass the subject, students are required to obtain at least 60 points (out of 100).
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
General note: Nezapisují si studenti, kteří absolvovali předmět MPR_RE2.
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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