BPE_MAE1 Macroeconomics 1

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
2/2/0. 8 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. Ing. Libor Žídek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Mgr. Lucie Coufalová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Ing. Filip Červenka (seminar tutor)
Ing. Bc. Michal Ďuriník, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Hana Fitzová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Jakub Chalmovianský (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Ing. Jakub Chini, BA (Hons) (seminar tutor)
Ing. Petra Chovancová (seminar tutor)
Ing. Jan Jonáš, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Ing. Ondřej Špetík (seminar tutor)
Ing. Magdalena Šuterová (seminar tutor)
doc. Ing. Libor Žídek, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Ivana Kupčíková, DiS. (assistant)
Ing. Štěpán Mikula, 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
Prerequisites (in Czech)
(! BPE_AMA1 Macroeconomics 1 )&&(! BKE_MAE1 Macroeconomics 1 ) && (! BPE_MAC1 Macroeconomics 1 ) && (! NOWANY ( BKE_MAE1 Macroeconomics 1 , BPE_MAC1 Macroeconomics 1 ,! BPE_AMA1 Macroeconomics 1 ))
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
there are 63 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
At the end of the course students should be able to exercise an orientation in the basic knowledge of functioning of the economy. They acquire dispositions for better understanding of the contemporary world. They will gain insight into the nature of the basic economic concepts.
Learning outcomes
After successful completion of the course, student will be able to:
- understand basic macroeconomic phenomena and concepts,
- apply knowledge from   macroeconomics to events in the economy,
- discuss and present his or her own opinion
  • 1. measuring of GDP and inflation (chapters 22 and 23)
  • 2. economic growth chapter 24)
  • 3. labour market and unemployment (chapters 26 and 20)
  • 4. financial system and public finance (chapters 25 and 12)
  • 5. banks and monetary system (chapter 27)
  • 6. quantitative theory of money and inflation (chapter 28)
  • 7. international trade (chapter 9)
  • 8. open economy - basic concepts (chapter 29)
  • 9. open economy - a model (chapter 30)
  • 10. AD and AS (chapter 31)
  • 11. impact of monetary and fiscal policies on AD (chapter 32)
  • 12. relationship between infltion and unemployment (chapter 33)
    required literature
  • MANKIW, N. Gregory. Zásady ekonomie. Praha: Grada, 2000. 763 s. ISBN 80-7169-891-1. info
    recommended literature
  • HOLMAN, Robert. Ekonomie. 3. aktualiz. vyd. Praha: C.H. Beck, 2002. xxii, 714. ISBN 8071796816. info
  • SAMUELSON, Paul A. and William D. NORDHAUS. Economics [Samuelson, 1992]. 14th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1992. xlii, 784. ISBN 0-07-054879-X. info
Teaching methods
The course has a form of a lecture and a seminar. The seminars are compulsory and the students are evaluated according their activity. Students are tested on each of the seminar.
Assessment methods
Credit requirements: pass progress tests for more than 60% and active participation in seminars. The course is concluded by a written exam. The test is to be taken during the exam period. 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.
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
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Spring 2021, recent)
  • Permalink: https://is.muni.cz/course/econ/spring2021/BPE_MAE1