Course syllabus HP - Economic Policy (ŠAVŠ - SS 2018/2019)

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Course title:
Economic Policy
SS 2018/2019
Course supervisor:
Supervising department:
Prerequisites for registration:
Time allowance: full-time, 2/0 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Type of study:
Form of teaching:
lecture, seminar
Mode of completion and credits:
Exam (3 credits)
Course objective:
The aim of the course is to deliver essential knowledge from the field of economic policy. This course is focused on EU topics. The main emphasis is focused on ability of graduates to estimate results and impacts of certain policy measures and its potentials and limits in both national and supranational contexts.
Course methods:
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Course content:
1.Theoretical foundations of Economic Policy, its aims, tools and subjects. Points of view on the subject. (allowance 2/0)
2.Economic policy and election system, democratic decision making in cases where highly qualified analysis is needed. Political or technocratic? (allowance 2/0)
3.Philosophy of law and economics of trust. (allowance 2/0)
4.Macroeconomic analysis. (allowance 2/0)
Stabilization policy. (allowance 2/0)
Macroeconomic policy mix in a small open economy. (allowance 2/0)
Selected issues of microeconomic policy. (allowance 4/0)
The European Union - development, facts, law, institutions and budget. (allowance 2/0)
Economic integration, real and nominal economic convergence. (allowance 2/0)
The EU Economic Policy. (allowance 2/0)
Globalization. (allowance 2/0)
Chalenges of contemporary economic policy. (allowance 2/0)
Learning outcomes and competences:
After completing the course, student:
Will explain relationships among the subjects of economic policy
Will interpret main aims of both macro- and microeconomic policy
Will understand the definitions of the Economic Policy subject at intermediate level

Teaching methods and workload (hours of workload):
Type of teaching method
Daily attendance
Direct teaching
     Attendance of lectures
24 h
     Attendance of courses/seminars/tutorials
0 h
     Course reading and ongoing preparation
24 h
     Ongoing evaluation
0 h
     Composing of individual (seminar) work
12 h
     Preparation for final oral exam
24 h
Total84 h
Assessment methods:
Requirement type
Daily attendance
Term paper
60 %
Mid-term test(s)
0 %
Final oral exam
40 %
100 %
Course completion:
An essay evaluation, (in case of combined/distance form of studies mid-term test), oral exam - discussion on the essay topic and on general overview of the content of the course.
Support for combined/distance forms of study:
Educational and supporting study materials distributed through the AIS.
Reading list:
BLINDER, A. Is Government Too Political?.  [online]. 1997. URL:
Language of instruction: Czech
KLIKOVÁ, C. -- KOTLÁN, I. Hospodářská politika. 3rd ed. Ostrava: Sokrates, 2013. ISBN 978-80-86572-76-5.
BALDWIN, R. -- WYPLOSZ, C. Ekonomie evropské integrace. 4th ed. Praha: Grada Publishing, a.s., 2013. ISBN 978-80-247-4568-8.
KUHN, Z. -- CEPL, V. Právní principy.  [online]. 2008. URL:
CEPL, V. Vojtěch Cepl - Krize demokracie.  [online]. 2009. URL:

HARDIN, G. The Tragedy of the Commons.  [online]. 1968. URL:
Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Oxford University Press (přístupné z databáze J-STOR)
Language of instruction: Czech
ŽÁK, M. -- ŠAROCH, S. Ekonomická teorie a česká ekonomika. Praha: Academia, 2004.

Study plans:
Field of study N-EM-GPP Law in the Global Business Environment, full-time form, initial period SS 2017/2018, place of teaching Praha
Run in the period of: WS 2020/2021, SS 2019/2020, WS 2019/2020, WS 2018/2019, SS 2017/2018, WS 2017/2018 (and older)
Course tutor: prof. Ing. Stanislav Šaroch, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Teaching language: Czech

Last modification made by Mgr. Luděk Švejdar on 11/12/2018.

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