BPE_MIE1 Microeconomics 1

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
2/2/0. 8 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught online.
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 (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Ing. Jakub Chini, BA (Hons) (seminar tutor)
Ing. Marek Kloupar (seminar tutor)
Ing. Štěpán Mikula, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Ing. Jakub Solnička (seminar tutor)
Ing. et Ing. Michal Ševčík (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Ing. Ondřej Špetík (seminar tutor)
Ing. Magdalena Šuterová (seminar tutor)
Bc. et Bc. Jan Fikejs (assistant)
Hana Válková (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
Mon 10:00–11:50 P101, Mon 12:00–13:50 P101
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
BPE_MIE1/01: Wed 12:00–13:50 P303, J. Solnička
BPE_MIE1/02: Wed 16:00–17:50 P102, M. Kloupar
BPE_MIE1/03: Wed 10:00–11:50 P201, J. Solnička
BPE_MIE1/04: Tue 14:00–15:50 P201, M. Šuterová
BPE_MIE1/05: Tue 8:00–9:50 P304, F. Červenka
BPE_MIE1/06: Tue 14:00–15:50 S311
BPE_MIE1/07: Tue 10:00–11:50 P403, M. Kvasnička
BPE_MIE1/08: Tue 12:00–13:50 P403, M. Kvasnička
BPE_MIE1/09: Tue 16:00–17:50 S311, M. Šuterová
BPE_MIE1/10: Wed 14:00–15:50 P102, L. Coufalová
BPE_MIE1/11: Tue 8:00–9:50 P201
BPE_MIE1/12: Tue 18:00–19:50 P102
BPE_MIE1/13: Tue 16:00–17:50 P303, J. Chini
BPE_MIE1/14: Tue 10:00–11:50 P106, F. Červenka
BPE_MIE1/15: Thu 12:00–13:50 P106, O. Špetík
BPE_MIE1/16: Wed 8:00–9:50 P303, J. Solnička
BPE_MIE1/17: Thu 14:00–15:50 P104, F. Červenka
BPE_MIE1/18: Tue 8:00–9:50 P302a, M. Ševčík
BPE_MIE1/19: Tue 14:00–15:50 S401, J. Chini
BPE_MIE1/20: Thu 16:00–17:50 P201, M. Ševčík
BPE_MIE1/21: Thu 14:00–15:50 P102, O. Špetík
BPE_MIE1/22: Wed 8:00–9:50 P403
BPE_MIE1/23: Fri 8:00–9:50 S310
BPE_MIE1/24: Wed 14:00–15:50 P304, M. Kloupar
BPE_MIE1/25: Thu 14:00–15:50 S401, M. Ševčík
BPE_MIE1/26: Tue 14:00–15:50 MT205, L. Coufalová
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 concept 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 the microeconomic analytical tools to describe and analyze the real world cases, and avoid usual analytical errors. They will understand consequences of changes of 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 good solution to mundane problem and when the government can improve its results. They will be also prepared to study microeconomics on the intermediate level in the consequent course.
  • 1. Introduction into 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. Pulbic Goods and Common Resources
    required literature
  • MANKIW, N. Gregory. Principles of Economics. 8th ed. South-Western College Pub, 2017. 836 pp. ISBN 1-305-58512-7. 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) student's performance in tutorials including three in-class problem sets, and 2) written multiple-choice test.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
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 2021.
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