Course: Regional Economics 2

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Course title Regional Economics 2
Course code KRM/KREK2
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study 2
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
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
  • Cudlínová Eva, doc. Ing. CSc.
  • Pělucha Martin, doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Topics and focus of lectures: 1.-2. Regional economics in the context of globalization trends, IT development, innovation (Triple Helix), sustainable development trends and green economy (green economy and green growth). Regional Economy in the Context of Quadruple Helix and Quintuple Helix. 3-4. Factors of competitiveness of the regional economy and its measurement in the context of sustainable development (pillar concept, conflict ties and balance). 5-6. Regional Economy of the Czech Republic in terms of agricultural structures (impact of the EU Common Agricultural Policy in post-productivism and neo-productivism). 7-8. Regional economy of the Czech Republic from the point of view of industry (typology, sources, importance of energy). Foreign direct investment development in the Czech Republic and their influence on the regional economy. 9.-10. Regional Economy of the Czech Republic in terms of basic services, quarternary and quinternary activities. Knowledge economy (the role of innovation and research in regional development). The labor and business market in the Czech Republic (state, development, factors, new trends, regional specifics, economic policy instruments). Social economy. 11-12. Regional economy in terms of settlement structure and demography (specifics of EU and CR). Specificities of urban and rural relations in the formation of the regional economy (processes of urbanization, suburbanization, desurbanization, re-urbanization, urban-sprawl). 13-14. Geopolitical factors influencing the formation of the regional economy (definition, development, specifics of the EU and the position of the Czech Republic). Evaluation of the existing support of the regional economy of the Czech Republic from EU sources (focus, context, impacts, expected future development).

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing)
  • Preparation for classes - 28 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 14 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 28 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 14 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 14 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the subject is to broaden and deepen the basic knowledge of the students in the regional economy and its functioning in the context of current trends in the Czech Republic and the EU. The concept of the subject is based on the need for detailed knowledge of factors influencing the regional economy at the national, international and global level. Particular attention is paid to the particular structures of the regional economy and the specific application of knowledge on the example of the Czech Republic (primary sector, industry, quarternary and quinternary activities in space and their regional differentiation).
Students will understand the theoretical and practical context of the wider context of regional economy functioning with regard to geopolitical influences and typology of contemporary problems in national and transnational contexts. They will be able to identify and interpret key trends affecting regional economies in the Czech Republic and the EU, analyze and evaluate related economic policies and public spending programs.
Knowledge of KREVS (Regional Economics).

Assessment methods and criteria
Written examination

Credit Requirements: The condition of admission to the exam is the elaboration and defense of a seminar paper in the range of 10 pages on a selected topic from the field of regional economics and politics and participation in lectures of 60%. Seminar work, subject will be specified at the beginning of the semester. Exam requirements: The exam is written and verifies students' knowledge gained during lectures and exercises in the field of regional economics II.
Recommended literature
  • Blažek, J., Uhlíř, D. Teorie regionálního rozvoje: nástin, kritika, implikace. Praha. Univerzita Karlova v Praze. Karolinum, 2011. ISBN 978-80-246-1974-3.
  • Cooke, P. Re-Framing Regional Development - Evolution, Innovation and Transition. Routledge, 2013. ISBN 978-0-415-68646-4.
  • Jeníček, V. a kol. Vyvážený rozvoj: Na globální a regionální úrovni.. Praha: C. H. Beck, 2010.
  • Pělucha, M. Theory and Reality of Rural and Urban Perspectives in the Context of Territorial Cohesion and Regional Development in the Czech Republic. New York, 2016. ISBN 978-1-63485-083-4.
  • Pělucha, M. Venkov na prahu 21. století.. 1. vyd. Praha : Alfa Nakladatelství, 2012. ISBN 978-80-87197-49-3.
  • WOKOUN, R., MATES, P., KADEŘÁBKOVÁ, L. Základy regionálních věd a veřejné správy. Aleš Čeněk, Plzeň. 166 s., 2011. ISBN 978-80-7380-304-9.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Economics Study plan (Version): Structural Policy of the EU and Rural Development (3) Category: Economy 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter