Course: Macroeconomics I

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Course title Macroeconomics I
Course code KEN/CMA1
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 6
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Volek Tomáš, Ing. Ph.D.
  • Šetek Jaroslav, Ing. Ph.D.
  • Alina Jiří, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Lectures: 1 - Introduction to the course of Macroeconomics. Macroeconomics schools (Classical, Keynesians, Monetarist) 2 - Macroeconomics aims. 3 - Measurement of Economic Performance. Gross Domestic Product and National Income Concepts 4 - Economic Growth 5 - Inflation and price indices 6 - Business cycle 7 - Aggregate demand, Aggregate supply 8 - Macroeconomics equilibrium, Macroeconomics models9 - Unemployment 10- Economic policy 11 - Money and Banking 12 - Fiscal policy 13 - Monetary policy 14 - Balance of payments, International EconomicsSeminars: 1 - Introduction to the course of Macroeconomics 2 - Measurement of Economic Performance 3 - Gross domestic product 4 - Macroeconomics models 5 - Economic Growth6 - Business cycle7 - Aggregate demand, Aggregate supply ,8 - Inflation9 - Fiscal policy10 - State budget11 - Monetary policy12 - International Economics13 - Unemployment

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with multi-media resources (texts, internet, IT technologies), Blended learning
  • Class attendance - 18 hours per semester
  • Preparation for classes - 55 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 55 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 40 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
To provide theoretic basis for applied economics discipline and to provide ground for studies intermediate macroeconomics.
Students understand the basic principles of macroeconomics.
There is no prerequisite for the course of Macroeconomics I (MAE1).

Assessment methods and criteria
Combined exam, Seminar work

Credit Requirements: Active participation in seminars. Examination Requirements: Students prove knowledge of macroeconomics theory. Written tests and oral part of exam
Recommended literature
  • BURDA, M., WYPLOSZ, CH. Macroeconomics: A European Text. Oxford University Press;, 2013. ISBN 978-0199608645.
  • FALTOVÁ LEITMANOVÁ, Ivana, Jiří ALINA, Filip PETRÁCH, Jaroslav ŠETEK a Tomáš VOLEK. Makroekonomie. Jesenice: Ekopress, 2018. ISBN 978-80-87865-48-4.
  • FALTOVÁ LEITMANOVÁ, Ivana, Jiří ALINA, Filip PETRÁCH, Jaroslav ŠETEK a Tomáš VOLEK. Mikroekonomie 1: pro bakalářské studium. Jesenice: Ekopress, 2018. ISBN 978-80-87865-48-4.
  • HOLMAN, R. Ekonomie. C.H. BECK, 2016. ISBN 978-80-7400-278-6.

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