Course syllabus RRMAE - Macroeconomics (FRDIS - WS 2012/2013)

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Course title: Macroeconomics
Semester: WS 2012/2013
Course supervisor: prof. PhDr. Kamil Fuchs, CSc.
Supervising department: Department of Economics (FBE)
Time allowance: full-time, 3/1 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Type of study: usual, consulting
Form of teaching: lecture, seminar
Mode of completion and credits: Exam (6 credits)
Course objective:
The main goal of the course is to introduce students to basic knowledge of macroeconomics and enable them to understand mechanism of market economy. Successful completion of the course should help students to understand and assess information about economic development published in economic newspapers and journals.
Course content:
1.Introduction to Macroeconomics (allowance 6/2)
a.Basic Economic Concepts and Relationships
b.Circulation in Macroeconomics
c.Measurement Macroeconomic Output

2.Macroeconomic Equilibrium (allowance 6/2)
a.Aggregate Expenditures and Product in Equilibrium
b.AS-AD Model

3.Economic Growth (allowance 3/1)
4.Macroeconomic Instability: Causes and Consequences (allowance 12/4)
a.Economic Cycle

5.Macroeconomic Policy (allowance 9/3)
a.Goals of Economic Policy
b.Fiscal Policy
c.Monetary Policy

6.External Economic Policy (allowance 6/2)
a.International Trade
b.Exchange Rates

Teaching methods and workload (hours of workload):
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture42 h
     practice14 h
     preparation for exam56 h
     preparation for regular assessment35 h
     preparation for regular testing21 h
Total168 h
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Course completion:
Students will sit for two in-term written tests (max 25 points each, 30 minutes to complete). Students can get max 5 extra point for activity and knowledge demonstrated in seminars. To be admitted to final written exam they must reach 25 points. In final test students must gain 25 points to pass (max 50 points, 60 minutes to complete).
Course methods: The course consists of lectures (3 hours per week) and seminars (1 hour per week). In seminars solving of excercises and practice problems, class discussion and interpretation of actual economic indicators.
Reading list:
JUREČKA, V. et al. Makroekonomie. 1st ed. Praha: Grada, 2010. 332 p. Expert. ISBN 978-80-247-3258-9.

HELÍSEK, M. Makroekonomie: základní kurs. 1st ed. Slaný: Melandrium, 2000. 320 p. ISBN 80-86175-10-3.
MANKIW, N G. Zásady ekonomie. 1st ed. Praha: Grada Publishing, 2000. 763 p. ISBN 80-7169-891-1.
HOLMAN, R. Ekonomie. 4th ed. Praha: C.H. Beck, 2005. 709 p. ISBN 80-7179-891-6.

Study plans:
Field of study B-ITS-IDSA International Development Studies, full-time form, initial period WS 2012/2013
Field of study B-RD-SEDR Socioeconomic and Environmental Development of Regions, full-time form, initial period WS 2012/2013
Run in the period of: WS 2020/2021, WS 2019/2020, WS 2018/2019, WS 2017/2018, WS 2016/2017, WS 2015/2016 (and older)
Course tutor: Mgr. Jaroslav Bil (instructor)
doc. Ing. Jiří Blažek, CSc. (lecturer)
Ing. Aleš Franc, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
prof. PhDr. Kamil Fuchs, CSc. (lecturer, supervisor)
Teaching language: Czech
Town: Brno

Last modification made by Bc. Vít Karber on 09/27/2012.

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