Course syllabus RRREK - Regional Economics (FRDIS - SS 2014/2015)

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Course code: RRREK
Course title in language of instruction: Regionální ekonomika
Course title in Czech: Regional Economics
Course title in English: Regional Economics
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: bachelor
Semester: SS 2014/2015
Name of lecturer: Ing. Radka Redlichová, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Prerequisites: (Microeconomics or Microeconomics in English) and (Macroeconomics or Macroeconomics in English) and not Regional Economics in English
Aims of the course:
The subject makes students acquainted with the fundamentals of regional economics, spatial arrangement of economics, its components and their impact on regional growth. It focuses especially on local and global context of business activities and on key factors of economic development (new technologies, knowledge and innovation systems).
Course contents:
1.Introduction to the regional economy (allowance 2/2)
2.Regional economic systems (allowance 2/2)
3.Localization theory (allowance 4/4)
4.Substantility of regional economic problems (allowance 2/2)
5.Regional economic growth (allowance 2/2)
6.Tools of regional economic growth analysis (allowance 2/2)
7.Competitiveness of regions (allowance 2/2)
8.Regional input market (allowance 4/4)
9.Regional and multiregional economic models (allowance 2/2)
10.Urban theory (allowance 2/2)
11.The principles of EU and CR regional policy (allowance 4/4)
Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-Ability to analyse and synthesize
-Ability to apply knowledge
-Ability to solve problems
-Ability to work in interdisciplinary team
-Professional knowledge

Specific competences:
-Assess regional differences and possibilities to influence international inequalities
-The ability to apply the methods for evaluation of the economic level of the region and the interpretation of theirs results.
-To define and analyze actual problems areas and factors.
-To formulate proposals of problem solutions in a region including the draft of their application.
-To specify the main factors of the economic level of the region.

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
     lecture24 h
     practice24 h
     consultation10 h
     preparation for exam60 h
     writing of seminar paper50 h
Total168 h
Assessment methods:
- Course is finished by written exam. To be allowed to take part at the exam students have to obtain a credit. The conditions for getting credit are defined in the first or second week of the term. Usually the elaboration of the seminar thesis is required as well as its submission in given deadline. Students have to obtain one point from the thesis evaluation. The seminar theses' topics are set based on the discussion with the experts practice.
- The assessment of the subject is given by the sum of the points obtained from seminar thesis and final exam. Usually the maximum number of points is 20 for the seminar thesis and 80 for the exam. Actual point distribution is defined during at the first lecture. Minimal number of point requested for passing the subject is 65. There is no minimal point limit for each part of the exam.
- The final exam is written and consists of three parts: open answer questions, test questions and calculations. The results of the calculations have to be interpreted otherwise they are not regarded to be fulfilled.
- Every student has to take part at one term signed as "regular". Not meeting this condition without serious reason leads to signing of the term like "exam missed". The student could continue by the first re-sit.
Recommended reading:
TypeAuthorTitlePublished inPublisherYearISBN
RQARMSTRONG, H. -- TAYLOR, J.Regional economics and policyOxfordBlackwell20000-631-21713-4
RQČADIL, J.Regionální ekonomie: teorie a aplikaceV PrazeC.H. Beck2010978-80-7400-191-8
RQJEŽEK, J.Prostorová a regionální ekonomikaPlzeňZápadočeská univerzita199880-7082-483-2
RQMATOUŠKOVÁ, Z.Regionální a municipální ekonomikaPrahaVŠE200080-245-0052-3
RQNIJKAMP, P.Handbook of Regional and Urban EconomicsNorth-HollandElsevier1987978-0-444-87969-1
RQPROVAZNÍKOVÁ, R.Financování měst, obcí a regionů - teorie a praxePrahaGrada2009978-80-247-2789-9
RQREDLICHOVÁ, R.Regionální ekonomika(pro bakalářské studium)BrnoMendelova univerzita v Brně2013978-80-7375-779-3
RQRegional economicsNew YorkSt.Martin's Press19940-333-57365-X


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