Course syllabus MST - Macroeconomic Statistics (FBE - WS 2017/2018)

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Course code: MST
Course title in language of instruction: Makroekonomická statistika
Course title in Czech: Macroeconomic Statistics
Course title in English: Macroeconomic Statistics
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (6 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes: full-time, 2/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction: Czech
Level of course: master continuing
Semester: WS 2017/2018
Name of lecturer: doc. Ing. Luboš Střelec, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Prerequisites: System of Official Statistics and Advanced Statistical Methods and Models
Aims of the course:
Acquirement of theoretical knowledge and basic calculation procedures and skills in the field of macroeconomic, socio-economic and business statistics. A partial aim of the course is also clarifying the origin of statistical information by the authorities of the state statistical service as well as Eurostat, including the possibility of their analytical use in everyday business practice.
Course contents:
1.Introduction to macroeconomics statistics (allowance 2/0)
a.Subject of macroeconomic statistics
b.Methods and tools of macroeconomic statistics

2.Statistics of population, families and households (allowance 4/4)
a.Indicators of population movements
b.Economic activity of population, economic activity rate
c.Employment and unemployment rates
d.Statistics of families and households

3.Indicators of living conditions (allowance 4/4)
a.Household Budget Surveys
b.Income inequality metrics
c.Measuring poverty of population
d.Consumption of population
e.Social statistics - statistics of housing, education and public health

4.Statistical comparison (allowance 4/6)
a.Basic principles of statistical comparison
c.Composite indices
d.Aggregate indices

5.Price indices (allowance 4/4)
a.Price level indices
b.Inflation measurement
c.Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices

6.Statistics of production and services (allowance 4/4)
a.Classification of economic activities (NACE)
b.Classification of goods and services
c.Sectoral production statistics
d.Unit labor costs
e.Labor productivity and its measurement

7.National accounts, macroaggregates (allowance 6/6)
a.Role and nature of national accounts
b.National account systems
c.Macroaggregates and relations between them

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to analyse and synthesize
-ability to create new ideas (creativity)
-ability to solve problems
-skilled at utilizing and processing information

Type of course unit: required
Year of study: Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement: There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules: -
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load):
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h
     practice28 h
     preparation for exam70 h
     preparation for regular assessment6 h
     preparation for regular testing18 h
     elaboration and execution of projects18 h
Total168 h
Assessment methods:
For assessment, fulfillment of the midterm written test conditions and succesful recognition of semester project are required. The course is completed by a written examination covering the theoretical and practical part.
Recommended reading:
TypeAuthorTitlePublished inPublisherYearISBN
RQJÍLEK, J. -- MORAVOVÁ, J.Ekonomické a sociální indikátory: od statistik k poznatkůmPrahaFutura2007978-80-86844-29-9
RQJÍLEK, J.Nástin sociálně hospodářské statistikyPrahaVŠE Praha200580-245-0840-0
RQFISCHER, J. -- ZELENÝ, M.Příklady ze sociálněhospodářské statistikyPrahaOeconomica2007978-80-245-1170-2
REHRONOVÁ, S. et al.Národní účetnictví: nástroj popisu globální ekonomikyV PrazeC.H. Beck2009978-80-7400-153-6
RENárodní účetnictví: koncept a analýzyPrahaC.H. Beck200080-7179-235-7


Last modification made by Ing. Jiří Gruber on 08/28/2017.

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