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European Economic Policies - JEM012
Anglický název: European Economic Policies
Zajišťuje: Institut ekonomických studií (23-IES)
Fakulta: Fakulta sociálních věd
Platnost: od 2022
Semestr: letní
E-Kredity: 5
Způsob provedení zkoušky: letní s.:kombinovaná
Rozsah, examinace: letní s.:2/0, Zk [HT]
Počet míst: 185 / neurčen (185)
Minimální obsazenost: neomezen
4EU+: ne
Virtuální mobilita / počet míst pro virtuální mobilitu: ne
Stav předmětu: vyučován
Jazyk výuky: angličtina
Způsob výuky: prezenční
Způsob výuky: prezenční
Další informace: http://ies.fsv.cuni.cz/cs/syllab/JEM012
Poznámka: předmět je možno zapsat mimo plán
povolen pro zápis po webu
při zápisu přednost, je-li ve stud. plánu
Garant: prof. Ing. et Ing. Luboš Komárek, M.Sc., MBA, Ph.D.
Vyučující: prof. Ing. et Ing. Luboš Komárek, M.Sc., MBA, Ph.D.
Mgr. Soňa Sivá
Třída: Courses for incoming students
Anotace -
Poslední úprava: PhDr. Petr Bednařík, Ph.D. (15.02.2020)
The course covers major aspects of the economic policy-making in the European Union. It addresses general topics such as economic theories behind the European economic policies, political economy aspects of the European policy-making, and the current EU challenges. It also pays attention to the institutional set-ups and major challenges of the key European economic policies, namely monetary, fiscal, financial stability and - last but not least - agricultural policy. The impact of the important recent events such as financial crisis as consequences of enlargement is also explored. The course includes guest lectures by external speakers who are prominent experts on specific European policies.
Cíl předmětu
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Soňa Sivá (23.03.2023)

The objective of the course is to improve your ability to understand the current European economic policies, to assess them independently and to present your views in both the oral (presentation) as well as written (short essay) form. These are all skills that are useful to many professions such as policy-makers, analysts in financial or international institutions, researchers, experts in public sector or journalists. These skills are especially important now in the post-crisis period, when many European economic policies change dramatically and when views on how they should be changed are diversed.

Literatura -
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Soňa Sivá (23.03.2023)

There are various recourses from which you can study the subject:

·   Lecture notes: As there is no single textbook available to cover all issues, lecture notes are rather detailed to give you the most support possible when studying the subject. In annexes, complementary reading, selected models or terminology is attached to lecture notes. You can also quite easily google most of the concepts quoted in the lecture notes (in some cases, relevant websites are even quoted directly in lecture notes). Lecture notes are being gradually posted on website.

·   Background textbook: For those who need to revive the basics about the EU policies there is the background textbook available in the IES library. Search for Richard Baldwin, Charles Wyplosz: The Economics of European Integration, McGraw Hill, 4th edition, 2012.

·   Additional lecture readings (voluntary): A few papers will be suggested by presenter

  • Emerging market economies and European economic integration / edited by R. Scott Hacker, Börje Johansson, Charlie Karlsson. - Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2004 - xiii, 328 s. ISBN 1-84376-679-5
  • European economic integration: edited by Frank McDonald, Stephen Dearden. - 4th ed.. - Harlow: Financial Times/Prentice Hall, 2005- xxi, 412 s. ISBN 0-273-67908-2978-0-273-67908-0
  • Macroeconomics : a European text [6th ed.] / Michael Burda and Charles Wyplosz. - 6th ed.. - Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013 - xxi, 573 s. ISBN 978-0-19-960864-5
  • Monetary and exchange rate policies, EMU and Central and Eastern Europe / authors David Begg, László Halpern, Charles Wyplosz ; editors Lorand Ambrus-Lakatos, Mark E. Schaffer. - New York (NY) : EastWest Institute, 1999 - xiv, 108 s. ISBN 1-898128-41-3
  • The economics of European integration: theory, practice, policy / Willem Molle. - 5th ed.. - Aldershot : Ashgate, 2006 - xiv, 446 s. ISBN 0-7546-4812-5978-0-7546-4812-5

·   Important websites: For your essays and presentations (and to get additional insight), the following websites are worth checking:

Požadavky ke zkoušce -
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Soňa Sivá (23.03.2023)

The exam will take the form of an open-book essay. You will receive a list of topics from which you will pick one and will be required to write a well-structured essay. You will be expected to present your position on the topic and to support it with sound and solid arguments, ideally evidence-based and properly cited. You will have almost 5 days to work on the essay, so the expected standard is high. You will be provided with instruction on essay writing together with timing and deadline during the 10th week of the course.

You will be allowed to use whatever resources you'd desire (course material, books, peer-reviewed articles). Good knowledge of the course materials will be necessary, though not sufficient. A good essay will require a little research outside the scope of this course.

The aim is to make you apply the concepts taught in lectures on real-world problems (and it will also save you lots of cramming).


A: 90+ to 100 

B: 80+ to 90

C: 70+ to 80 

D: 60+ to 70 

E: 50+ to 60 

F: 50 or less


Sylabus -
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Soňa Sivá (21.02.2024)

Lecture 1         Introduction to EEP

                       Economic Alignment Among Euro Area Countries

Lecture 2         European Labour Market 

Lecture 3         European Monetary Policy      

Lecture 4         Equilibrium Exchange Rate against EUR         

Lecture 5         EU Financial Integration  

Lecture 6         European Fiscal Policies    

Lecture 7         European Macroprudential Policies      

Lecture 8         European Regional Policy

Lecture 9         EU Economic Policy Challenges

Lecture 10       Way(s) towards the Euro

Lecture 11       Common Agricultural Policy   

Lecture 12       Competition and the EU Banking        

Lecture 13       Guest Lecture / Pre-exam   

Vstupní požadavky -
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Soňa Sivá (23.03.2023)

This is an advanced policy course and therefore it has several prerequisites.

First, you will need the ability to work with (and think critically of ) various resources (lectures, seminar readings, complementary reading list, background textbook, various websites) as there is no single textbook available to cover all issues that would be up-to-date, given how fast various European reforms proceed in recent years.

Second, you will need knowledge corresponding to the content of the course "European Economic Integration" (JEB026).

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