ESF:MPE_HOD2 Economic History 2 - Course Information

MPE_HOD2 Economic History 2

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. Ing. Libor Žídek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Štěpán Mikula, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. Ing. Libor Žídek, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Ing. Petra Chovancová (assistant)
Ing. Mgr. Vlastimil Reichel (assistant)
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
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 the course is directly associated with
there are 10 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
The objective of the course which is thematically linked to Economic History 1, is to analyse the world economy from the point of view of economic growth, macroeconomic stability and the im pact of key historical events. In certain periods of the last two centuries, some countries reached a very high rate of growth and that often happened thanks to economic reforms. The course tries to answer the question: "Which economic factors are the most relevant to the economic growth?" Among the analysed countries are Great Britain in the 19th century, Germany after the World War II, Chile from 1970 to 1990, South Korea after the World War II, China and New Zealand since the 80s. At the end of the course students should be able to exercise an orientation in the selected period of the world economy. They acquire dispositions for better understanding of the contemporary development. They will get deeper insight into the nature of the basic economic concepts in the light of development of the world economy.
Learning outcomes
After successful completion of the course, student will be able to:
- analyse events from the history of the world economy,
- apply knowledge from economic history to contemporary events in the world economy,
- discuss and presents his or her own opinion.
- apply knowledge from macroeconomic
- write an essay comparing economic developments in selected countries
  • 1. Analysis of German Reunification
  • 2. Chilean economic policy
  • 3. Currency crisis in South Korea in 1997
  • 4. Impacts of reform in New Zealand
  • 5. Contemporary situation in China
  • 6. Economic crisis
  • 7. Causes of the Industrial Revolution in Great Britain and Holland
    required literature
  • ŽÍDEK, Libor. Determinanty hospodářského růstu (The Determinants of economic growth). In Konkurenceschopnost české ekonomiky. 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2006. p. 56-73, 17 pp. CVKS. ISBN 8021041579. info
  • ŽÍDEK, Libor. Chilská ekonomika za Pinocheta (Chilean Economy under Pinochet). ACTA Mendelovy zemědělské a lesnické univerzity v Brně, Brno: MZLU v Brně, 2005, LIII, No 3, p. 225-239. ISSN 1211-8516. info
  • ŽÍDEK, Libor. Ekonomický rozvoj Koreje (Economic development of Korea). In Sborník prací katedry ekonomie. Brno: MU, 2000. ISBN 80-210-2475-5. info
    recommended literature
  • ŽÍDEK, Libor. Dějiny světového hospodářství (History of World Economy). 2. rozšířené. Plzeň: Aleš Čeněk, 2009. 400 pp. ISBN 978-80-7380-184-7. info
  • ŽÍDEK, Libor. Korea pět let po měnové krizi (Korea five years after monetary crisis). Národohospodářský obzor, 2003, No 3. ISSN 1213-244. info
  • MADDISON, A. Dynamic Forces in Capitalist Development. New York: Oxford University Press, 1991. info
Teaching methods
The course consists of seminars. The seminars are obligatory and for obtaining the credit it is necessary to become actively involved in their activities, which will consist in analysing various economic magazine articles related to the given topic. Students are asked to read them beforehand to be acquainted with the topic before the discussion starts.
Assessment methods
Credit requirements: active participation in seminars, reading recommended literature, processing of self-correcting exercises in the IS. Failing this may result in point loss at the final exam or student not being admitted to the final exam. Examination: written. 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.
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.

logo image
Teacher's information
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.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2019, recent)
  • Permalink: https://is.muni.cz/course/econ/autumn2019/MPE_HOD2