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Principles of Economics II - JEB102
Title: Principles of Economics II
Guaranteed by: Institute of Economic Studies (23-IES)
Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences
Actual: from 2023
Semester: summer
E-Credits: 6
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:2/2, Ex [HT]
Capacity: 172 / 145 (172)
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
priority enrollment if the course is part of the study plan
Guarantor: prof. Roman Horváth, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): Mgr. Václav Brož, Ph.D.
prof. Roman Horváth, Ph.D.
Suren Karapetyan
Mgr. Jan Pintera
Mgr. Kumar Chandrakamal Pramod Kumar
Mgr. Josef Simpartl
Class: Courses for incoming students
Incompatibility : JEB004, JPB330
Interchangeability : JEB004
Is incompatible with: JPB330, JEB004, JEB998
Is pre-requisite for: JEB152, JEB066, JEB114
Is interchangeable with: JEB004, JPB330
In complex pre-requisite: JPB331
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download Broz_Horvath_intro_to_macro syllabus.pdf Syllabus prof. Roman Horváth, Ph.D.
Annotation -
Last update: Mgr. Václav Brož, Ph.D. (17.01.2024)
This course introduces economic thinking and basic principles of macroeconomics for economics students as well as for non-economists.

Principles of Economics II is attended by students of: (i) Bachelor in Economics and Finance (mandatory course); (ii) Bachelor of Science in Economics (mandatory course, an alternative is Ekonomie II); (iii) International Economic and Political Studies; and (iv) students of any other degree at the Charles University with an interest in macroeconomics or economic policy.

The course is taught in person.

For more information on the content of the couse, please see the syllabus above.
Literature -
Last update: doc. Petr Janský, M.Sc., Ph.D. (13.11.2019)


The course follows the material that is present in almost identical form in either of the following two textbooks: Mankiw, N.G., Taylor, M.P.: Economics (the chapter numbers in the weekly schedule below relate to this textbook’s 3rd version) or Mankiw, N.G..: Principles of Economics. In addition to attending lectures and seminars, students are encouraged to read one of these textbooks. There are a number of copies of these textbooks available in the IES library (and some in the CERGE-EI library). The supporting web pages of this course include the webpage of the Principles textbook, which has useful student hand-outs and other student resources. Also, there is a Czech-English dictionary specifically designed for you by one graduate of the Principles course, Michal Spišiak. It includes a translation of every key word from the Principles textbook and you can access it at

Please note that a number of other introductory economics texts provide almost equivalent service to the student as the above listed textbooks. Especially, please consider visiting the webpage of CORE with an excellent free online textbook.

Requirements to the exam -
Last update: Mgr. Václav Brož, Ph.D. (17.01.2024)

Students attend lectures and seminars, which are organised for their benefit. Students are encouraged to provide feedback during the semester so that teaching in ongoing seminars and lectures can be improved.

The main course requirement is a final exam at the end of the semester (100% of the grade) In addition, students can obtain up to 10 extra points during the seminars and lectures.

To pass the course, students are required to score more than 50% of points on the final exam.

The grading follows these rules. Students’ total points obtained correspond to the grades A-F according to the following intervals: A: [100-90); B: [90-80); C: [80-70); D: [70-60); E: [60-50); F (Fail): 50 and less.

For more information on grading, please see the syllabus above.

Syllabus -
Last update: Mgr. Václav Brož, Ph.D. (17.01.2024)

Please see the syllabus above.

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