MPE_AMA2 Macroeconomics 2

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. Ing. Jan Čapek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. Ing. Zdeněk Tomeš, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Ing. Libor Žídek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Ing. Ondřej Krčál, Ph.D. (assistant)
Guaranteed by
doc. Ing. Libor Žídek, 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
Tue 14:00–15:50 P312
Prerequisites (in Czech)
(! MKE_MAE2 Macroeconomics 2 ) && (! MPE_MAE2 Macroeconomics 2 ) && (! NOWANY ( MPE_MAE2 Macroeconomics 2 , MKE_MAE2 Macroeconomics 2 ))
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 50 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/50, only registered: 0/50
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The main objective is to introduce students to modern macroeconomics. The objectives are to
- offer a balance between short-run and long-run issues in macroeconomics,
- integrate the insights of Keynesian and classical theories,
- present macroeconomics using a variety of simple models,
- emphasize that macroeconomics is an empirical discipline, motivated and guided by a wide array of experience. To this end, numerous Case Studies are presented that use macroeconomic theory to shed light on real-world data and events.
The approach followed in the course asks students to think like economists, who always keep various models in mind when analysing economic events or public policies.
Learning outcomes
After successful completion, student will be able to competently discuss various macroeconomic topics and understand the underlying mechanisms behind observed macroeconomic development.
More specifically, student will be able to, among others,
- explain the difference between short-run and long-run models,
- understand the determination of output in the long run and describe the deviations of output from potential product in the short run,
- distinguish the main determinants of long-run economic growth,
- predict the effects of fiscal and monetary policies in various macroeconomic conditions.
  • 1/ Macroeconomic data
  • 2/ National Income
  • 3/ Money and Inflation
  • 4/ Open Economy
  • 5/ Unemployment
  • 6/ Economic growth I
  • 7/ Economic growth II
  • 8/ ISLM model
  • 9/ Mundell-Fleming model
  • 10/ Aggregate Supply and Phillips Curve
  • 11/ Monetary and Fiscal Policy
  • 12/ Consumption
    required literature
  • MANKIW, N. Gregory. Macroeconomics. Ninth edition. New York: Worth Publishers, 2016, xxxv, 642. ISBN 9781464182891. info
    not specified
  • MANKIW, N. Gregory. Macroeconomics. 8th ed. Houndmills: Worth Publishers, 2013, xxxvi, 623. ISBN 9781464121678. info
  • MANKIW, N. Gregory. Macroeconomics. 7th ed. New York: Worth Publishers, 2010, xxxiv, 598. ISBN 9781429238120. info
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
Final written multiple-choice test. Any copying, recording or leaking tests, use of unauthorized tools, aids and communication devices, or other disruptions of objectivity of exams (credit tests) will be considered non-compliance with the conditions for course completion as well as a severe violation of the study rules. Consequently, the teacher will finish the exam (credit test) by awarding grade "F" in the Information System, and the Dean will initiate disciplinary proceedings that may result in study termination.
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Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
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