Course syllabus DET - History of Economic Theories (FBE - WS 2020/2021)

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Course code:
Course title in Czech: History of Economic Theories
Course title in English:
History of Economic Theories
WS 2020/2021
Mode of completion and number of credits:
Exam (4 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes:
full-time, 2/1 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
part-time, 16/0 (lectures per period / seminars per period)
Level of course:
master continuing
Course type:
Type of delivery:
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Language of instruction: Czech
Course supervisor:
prof. PhDr. Kamil Fuchs, CSc.
Course supervising department:
Faculty: Faculty of Business and Economics
Teachers: prof. PhDr. Kamil Fuchs, CSc. (supervisor)
doc. Ing. Luděk Kouba, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Timetable in this semester:
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Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
The course systematically explains the history of economic thought for the birth of classical political economics till the present day attitudes. The course is focused on complex understanding of mainstream theories and their consequences. The development of theory is used to deepen critical thinking in the field of economics.
Course content:
Classical political economics and forerunners (allowance 2/2)
German historical school (allowance 2/0)
3.Marx political economics (allowance 2/0)
Marginal revolution and neoclassical economics (allowance 2/2)
Austrian and neo-Austrian school (allowance 4/2)
J.M.Keynes and neoclassical macroeconomics (allowance 2/2)
Post-keynesian economics (allowance 2/2)
Neo-ricardian economics (allowance 2/0)
9.Neoclassical rebirth and neoclassical approaches after WWII (allowance 4/4)
10.American institutionalism (allowance 2/0)
New institutional economics (allowance 2/0)
12.French structuralist approach (allowance 2/0)
Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching method
Daily attendance
Combined form
28 h
0 h
14 h
0 h
0 h
16 h
preparation for exam
26 h
96 h
preparation for regular assessment
14 h
0 h
writing of seminar paper30 h0 h
112 h
112 h
Assessment methods:
Each student can obtain up to 100 points; 50 points during the study period (30 points = mid-term, 10 points = essay, 10 points = seminar activities); 50 points at the final exam test.

A – min. 90 points
B – min. 80 points
C – min. 70 points
D – min. 60 points
E – min. 50 points
F – less than 50 points

During the study period, each student must obtain at least 20 points to obtain the credit; in addition, each student must submit the essay and obtain more than 0 points.

The exam consists of two parts. The first part includes an open question: “Characterise a particular school of economic thought". The second part consists of 25 multiple choice questions; each student must obtain at least 20 points to pass the exam.

At the consulting form, the final evaluation is based on the results of the final exam.
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement type
Daily attendance
Combined form
Active lecture/seminar/workshop/tutorial participation
10 %
0 %
Term paper10 %0 %
Mid-term test(s)30 %0 %
Final test
50 %
100 %
Total100 %
100 %
Recomended reading and other learning resources:
SOJKA, M. -- KOUBA, L. Vybrané kapitoly z dějin ekonomických teorií. Brno: MZLU, 2006. ISBN 80-7157-935-1.
HOLMAN, R. et al. Dějiny ekonomického myšlení. 3rd ed. Praha: C.H. Beck, 2005. 539 p. ISBN 80-7179-380-9.

SOJKA, M. Dějiny ekonomických teorií. 1st ed. Praha: Havlíček Brain Team, 2010. 541 p. ISBN 978-80-87109-21-2.
SOJKA, M. John Maynard Keynes a současná ekonomie. 1st ed. Praha: Grada Publishing, 1999. 156 p. ISBN 80-7169-827-X.
KODEROVÁ, J. -- SOJKA, M. -- HAVEL, J. Teorie peněz. 1st ed. Praha: ASPI, 2008. 251 p. ISBN 978-80-7357-359-1.
An outline of the history of economic thought. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. 559 p. ISBN 0-19-927914-4.
The wealth of ideas: a history of economic thought. 1st ed. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2006. 582 p. ISBN 978-0-521-69187-1.

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Teaching place: Brno

Last modification made by Ing. Jiří Gruber on 05/22/2020.

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