Course: Regional economics I.

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Course title Regional economics I.
Course code KRRVS/5REK1
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Viturka Milan, prof. RNDr. CSc.
  • Hlaváček Petr, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Localizaton of economic activities, location analysis. Theories of regional development. 2. Labour force market from the regional perspective. 3. Territorial differentiation of economic activities. 4. Economic and territorial organisation of cities. 5. Economic aspects of regionalisation. 6. Rating of economic development of the regions. 7. Theoretical principles of regional policy. Development of regional policy in EU 8. Regional policy in the Czech Republic. Regional institutions and actors in regional development. 9. The EU from the perspective of regional economy. Economic and social regional differentiation within the EU, labour force mobility. Regions and their structural funding.

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified, unspecified
  • unspecified - 39 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 26 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 39 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Students are to be introduced to regional economy, territorial arrangement of economics and problems in regional and local development. The course localizes economic activities, analyses economic and territorial organisation of cities, theoretical conceptions of regional development and essential principles and mechanisms of regional policy in the EU and the Czech Republic.
After completing the course, students will be able to. - understand the specialization of regional economics and spatial organization of of the economy - describe the problems of localization of economic activities, economic and spatial organization of cities - calculate basic localization analysis - understand the importance of regional disparities in the economy in the context of regional policy.
Completion of Microeconomics and Macroeconomics courses. Students are to deliver assigned tasks or provide Comparison of selected economic and social indicators for the regional and municipal developments.

Assessment methods and criteria
- Attendance at lectures is recommended, attendance at seminars is required (minimum participation of 75%). - During the seminars, students can gain points that will count in the final result exam test (maximum 10 points). - Evaluation will be based on the Final examination test, obtained number of points will be classified: 85%-100%: Excellent 84%- 75%: Very good 74%- 65%: Good 64%- 0%: Fail
Recommended literature
  • BLAŽEK, J., UHLÍŘ, D. Teorie regionálního rozvoje (nástin, klasifikace, kritika).. 2002.
  • JEŹEK, J. Prostorová a regionální ekonomika. Ekonomická fakulta, ZČU Plzeň, 1999.
  • KADEŘÁBKOVÁ, J., MATES, P., WOKOUN, R. Úvod do regionálních věd a veřejné správy. IFEC, Praha 2004..
  • MATOUŠKOVÁ, Z. a kol. Regionální a municipální ekonomika. Fakulta národohospodářská, VSE, Praha 2000..
  • MATOUŠKOVÁ, Z. Úvod do prostorové ekonomiky. Fakulta národohospodářská, VŠE, Praha 1993..
  • ŽÍTEK, V. Regionální ekonomie a politika I. Ekonomicko-správní fakulta, MU, Brno 2002.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Social and Economic Studies Regional Development (D) Economy 3 Winter
Faculty of Social and Economic Studies Business Administration and Management (B) Economy 3 Winter