Course syllabus RRMIE - Microeconomics (FRDIS - WS 2020/2021)Help


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Course code: RRMIE
Course title in Czech:
Microeconomics
Course title in English:
Microeconomics
Semester:
WS 2020/2021
Mode of completion and number of credits:
Exam (6 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes:
full-time, 2/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Level of course:
bachelor
Course type:
optional
Type of delivery:
consulting
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Language of instruction:
Czech
Course supervisor:
Course supervising department: Department of Regional and Business Economics (FRDIS)
Faculty: Faculty of Regional Development and International Studies
Teachers:
prof. Dr. Ing. Libor Grega (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor, tutor)
Prerequisites:
 
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Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
This course provides systematic basics of the microeconomic theories and therefore creates theoretical-methodological presumptions for further studies of applied disciplines such as business economics, environmental economics, industrial economics, regional economics etc. Within the course, explanations and interpretations of the behaviour of economical subjects under different market structures are based on the neoclassical approach.
 
Course content:
1.
Introduction to microeconomics (allowance 2/2)
 
a.
Economics and microeconomics
b.
Market, market subjects, market mechanism
c.
Time and space in economics

2.Market for goods and services (allowance 10/18)
 
a.Consumer behaviour, derivation of demand
b.Firm behaviour, derivation of supply
c.
Market equilibrium and market organization -- perfect and imperfect competition
d.Regional aspects of the goods and services market

3.
Market for factors of production (allowance 8/4)
 
a.
Demand and supply on the markets of factors of production
b.Labour market
c.
Capital market and income distribution
d.Land and natural resources market
e.Regional aspects of the production factors market

4.
Market interactions (allowance 4/0)
 
a.
General equilibrium
b.
Market failures
c.
Interaction of the markets on regional and supranational level

Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
lecture28 h
practice
28 h
consultation
6 h
preparation for exam
84 h
preparation for regular assessment22 h
Total
168 h
 
Assessment methods:
The course is completed by written examination where the students prove systematic knowledge of microeconomic issues in the scope of the syllabus of the course. Written test contents 3 open questions. Percentage score of at least 60% is required for a minimal pass performance for the course. If the percentage score of the written test is between 50 and 59,9 percent, students are allowed to undertake oral part of the exam.
First eligibility condition for participation at written examination is course credit. Students receive course credit based on a successful credit test (at least percentage score 50%) and at least 80% attendance at seminars. Credit test consists of 4 examples corresponding with the content of seminars.
At least 80% attendance at lectures is required as the second eligibility condition for participation at written examination.
 
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement type
Daily attendance
Total
0 %
 
Recomended reading and other learning resources:
Basic:
PARKIN, M. Microeconomics. Pearson, 2016. 528 p. ISBN 978-1-292-09463-2.
MACÁKOVÁ, L. et al. Mikroekonomie: základní kurs. 11th ed. Slaný: Melandrium, 2010. 275 p. ISBN 978-80-86175-70-6.

Recommended:
JUREČKA, V. et al. Mikroekonomie. 1st ed. Praha: Grada, 2010. 359 p. Expert. ISBN 978-80-247-3259-6.
MANKIW, N G. Principles of Economics, 6th edition. USA: South-Western Cengage Learning, 2012. 856 p. ISBN 978-0-538-45305-9.
ŽÍTEK, V. Regionální ekonomie a politika: distanční studijní opora. 1st ed. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, Ekonomicko-správní fakulta, 2004. 156 p. ISBN 80-210-3478-5.
ŠEVELA, M. Mikroekonomie I: (úvodní kurz). 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova univerzita v Brně, 2011. 154 p. ISBN 978-80-7375-494-5.

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Teaching place: Brno


Last modification made by Bc. Vít Karber on 06/01/2020.

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