MPV_EKBY Housing Policy

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
2/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. Mgr. Jiří Špalek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Dagmar Špalková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Dagmar Špalková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Jiří Špalek, Ph.D.
Department of Public Economics - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Contact Person: Jana Biskupová
Supplier department: Department of Public Economics - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Tue 25. 2. 16:00–17:50 P201, Tue 3. 3. 14:00–17:50 P201, Tue 10. 3. 14:00–17:50 P201, Tue 17. 3. 14:00–17:50 P201, Tue 7. 4. 14:00–17:50 P201, Tue 14. 4. 14:00–17:50 P201
The course is intended for fourth-year students of full time studies in the Public Economics field of study.
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 main objective of the course is to discuss and analyze topical problems of housing policy. Students are introduced to housing and housing policy in general. Particular attention is paid to the specifics of theoretical and practical issues of housing in their social and historical context.
Learning outcomes
At the end of this course, students are expected to:
- understand the importance of housing policy and explain its trends
- explain instruments of housing policy
- discuss the basic principles of the housing market and its implications on housing policy
- be acquainted with the specificity of various housing sectors - owner, rental, cooperative
- be able to evaluate instruments of the housing policy and the possibilities of their application in practise
  • 1. Housing policy, the role of the modern state in the housing sector
  • 2. Socio-economic aspects of housing policy and housing market:
  • - Housing stock and its size and structure: international and national perspective
  • - Property market and housing market
  • - Land-use planning
  • - Real-Estates value evaluation and insurance policy
  • 3. Social housing: Czech and international practice
    required literature
  • POLÁKOVÁ, Olga. Bydlení a bytová politika (Housing and housing policy). 1. vydání. Praha: Ekopress, 2006. 294 pp. 1. ISBN 80-86929-03-5. info
  • OXLEY, Michael and Jacqueline SMITH. Housing policy and rented housing in Europe. 1st ed. London: E & FN Spon, 1996. xiv, 217 s. ISBN 0-419-20720-1. info
    recommended literature
  • Housing economics and public policy : essays in honour of Duncan Maclennan. Edited by Tony O'Sullivan - Kenneth Gibb. 1st ed. Oxford: Blackwell Science, 2003. xvii, 328. ISBN 0632064617. info
  • LUND, Brian. Understanding housing policy. Second edition. Bristol: Policy Press, 2015. xv, 335. ISBN 9781847426321. info
  • ŽÍTEK, Vladimír. Oceňování nemovitostí a přírodních zdrojů. 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2004. 92 pp. ISBN 80-210-3348-7. info
  • Housing policy : an end or a new beginning? Edited by Martin Lux. 1st ed. Budapest: Local Government and Public Services Reform Initiative, 2003. xvii, 461. ISBN 963-9419-46-X. info
  • MAIER, Karel and Jiří ČTYROKÝ. Ekonomika územního rozvoje. 1. vyd. Praha: Grada, 2000. 142 s. ISBN 8071696447. info
Teaching methods
The course takes form of a lectures and seminars. In the lectures, students are acquainted with the problems of housing in order to obtain an overview of housing and housing policy, and acquire the basic principles of its practical. During the seminars various issues are discussed within interaction with the teacher and experts in housing. This leads students to understand all the specifics and help them to write a final essay on a selected topic.
Assessment methods
The course is concluded with an oral exam.
Students are eligible to take the oral exam provided that they fulfill given conditions: they pass two tests (a test is regarded as successful if at least 60% of answers are correct), hand in and present the seminar work.
Important information! If students commit a prohibited act, such as using various forbidden tools, cribbing, taking out any part of the exam or any other cheating, the teacher is allowed to interrupt an exam and to grade a student with F, FF or FFF according to the seriousness of the offence. The mentioned procedure relates to all the activities that are included in the final evaluation of the course (seminar work, essays, tests etc.).
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
General note: Pokud se zapíše méně než 15 studentů, může být předmět vyučován více individuálně (např. blokovou formou) či ve spojení s předmětem MKV_EKBY.
Credit evaluation note: k=1.
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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The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2016, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2021.
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