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Comparative Economics - JEM167
Anglický název: Comparative Economics
Zajišťuje: Institut ekonomických studií (23-IES)
Fakulta: Fakulta sociálních věd
Platnost: od 2021
Semestr: letní
E-Kredity: 6
Způsob provedení zkoušky: letní s.:
Rozsah, examinace: letní s.:2/2 Zk [hodiny/týden]
Počet míst: neurčen / neurčen (neurčen)
Minimální obsazenost: neomezen
Virtuální mobilita / počet míst: ne
Stav předmětu: vyučován
Jazyk výuky: angličtina
Způsob výuky: prezenční
Je zajišťováno předmětem: JEB103
Další informace: http://dl1.cuni.cz/course/view.php?id=453
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Garant: Ing. Vilém Semerák, M.A., Ph.D.
Vyučující: Yermone Sargsyan, M.Sc.
Ing. Vilém Semerák, M.A., Ph.D.
Třída: Courses not for incoming students
Neslučitelnost : JEB103, JPM312
Záměnnost : JPM312
Anotace
Poslední úprava: Ing. Vilém Semerák, M.A., Ph.D. (15.02.2022)
The course will be taught in the hybrid mode, i.e. the lectures and seminar sessions will be taking place in room 314 (Thursdays, 9:30-10:50, 11:00-12:20) but they will be simultaneously streamed via the Zoom platform too. Zoom link will be sent to all students registered in the SIS.

More detailed information on this course are provided on Moodle.


The aim of this course is to teach students how to:
1. Understand the basic features of different economic systems,

2. Understand different approaches in analyzing and comparing real economies,

3. Understand the change from totalitarian dictatorships to liberal democracies in Central and East Europe, Russia, China and the East Asia.

Detailed information is on https://dl1.cuni.cz/course/view.php?id=453
Cíl předmětu - angličtina
Poslední úprava: doc. Ing. Tomáš Cahlík, CSc. (13.09.2019)

Course Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course students will be able:

1. To use the mainstream approach in analyzing and comparing real economies,

2. To understand the change from totalitarian dictatorships to liberal democracies in Central and East Europe, especially in the economic domain,

3. To use the mainstream approach in analyzing the dynamics of real economies in the broad context of technological, social and political development,

4. To compare Austrian, Marxist and Post-Keynesian approach to Market Capitalism with the mainstream approach.

Midterm exam, home works, essay and the oral final exam stress the fulfillment of objectives 1-4.

Podmínky zakončení předmětu - angličtina
Poslední úprava: doc. Ing. Tomáš Cahlík, CSc. (13.09.2019)

Grading:

  • written midterm exam (30%, more info in the 12th week below)
  • homeworks (40 %, related to required readings, about two pages are expected for each homework). There are four homeworks: in the 3rd, 6th, 9th and 12th week. You put your homeworks into Moodle UK, till Sunday 23:55 of the relevant week. Homeworks sent by e-mail are not accepted. Moodle does not allow you to enter homework after the deadline.
  • essay and oral final exam (30%): Final exam is based on an essay of about 10 pages, you can choose to write it in English, Czech or Slovak, but take care of correct terminology. Please suggest me your preferred topic till the end of April for approval. Your topic ought to build upon the content of this course, not to repeat the content of this course. You ought to discuss both economic and social questions linked with your topic. The most logical topics are:comparing economic development of some countries (group of countries) in some time period (it does not need to be the same period for compared countries) or comparing economic development of a selected country through more time periods. You put your essay as a file into Moodle UK, till Sunday May 19, 2019, 23:55. Essays sent by e-mail are not accepted. Moodle does not allow you to enter your essay after the deadline. Your essay ought to have: Name, Author's name, Introduction (with the aim of your essay), Main part (may be structured), Conclusions (with the summary of your main results), References.
  • During the oral final exam, we will discuss your essay, probably your homeworks and maybe other topics covered in this course. You will find other dates for the oral final exam in the SIS till the end of April.

Grading scale:

91% - 100%: A

81%  - 90%  : B

71%  - 80%  : C

61% - 70%: D

51%  - 60%  : E

0%  - 50%  : F

Literatura -
Poslední úprava: doc. Ing. Tomáš Cahlík, CSc. (24.10.2019)

There are not any demanded textbooks for this course. Links to readings are from the Moodle page of this course.

Požadavky ke zkoušce -
Poslední úprava: doc. Ing. Tomáš Cahlík, CSc. (19.02.2021)

Grading :

  • homeworks (48 % (points), related to required readings, about one page is expected for each reading). There are four homeworks: in the 3rd (12 points), 6th (12 points), 9th (12 points) and 12th (12 points) week. You put your homeworks into Moodle UK, till Sunday 23:55 of the relevant week. Homeworks sent by e-mail are not accepted. Moodle does not allow you to enter homework after the deadline. In each homework, you write three critical appraisals of required readings from previous three weeks. Each critical appraisal is structured into 4 paragraphs as follows: Paragraph introducing your appraisal, paragraph with strong (what you agree with) poins of appraised reading, paragraph with weak (what you do not agree with) points of appraised reading and paragraph concluding your appraisal. The expected length of each appraisal is 1 page, but feel free to write more.
  • Two online tests in Moodle: 11 % (points) each, in the 8th and 13th week.
  • essay  (30%): from 10 to 15 pages (1.5 spacing), you can choose to write it in English, Czech or Slovak, but take care of correct terminology. Please suggest Vilém Semerák your preferred topic till the end of April for approval. Your topic ought to build upon the content of this course, not to repeat the content of this course. You ought to discuss both economic and social questions linked with your topic. The most logical topics are:comparing economic development of some countries (group of countries) in some time period (it does not need to be the same period for compared countries) or comparing economic development of a selected country through more time periods. You put your essay as a file into Moodle UK, till Sunday May 30, 2021, 23:55. Essays sent by e-mail are not accepted. Moodle does not allow you to enter your essay after the deadline. Your essay ought to have: Name, Author's name, Introduction (with the aim of your essay), Main part (may be structured), Conclusions (with the summary of your main results), References.

 

Grading scale:

91% - 100%: A

81%  - 90%  : B

71%  - 80%  : C

61% - 70%: D

51%  - 60%  : E

0%  - 50%  : F

Sylabus - angličtina
Poslední úprava: PhDr. Petr Bednařík, Ph.D. (05.08.2020)

Week 1:

Lecture: Introduction to the Course. Basic Mainstream Macroeconomic Models. Economic Systems. What is "Comparative Economics"? Basic Methodologies of "(Comparative) Economics" I. Example: Income Distribution and Redistribution.

Seminar: The Mainstream Approach to Economic Growth - Sylized Facts. Solow Growth Model. Convergence.

Mathematical Treatment (optional, but strongly recommended for IES students): Solow Growth Model in Continuous and Discrete Time. Growth Accounting.

 

Week 2:

L.: What is Institutional Economics? The Coase Theorem. Institutions and Economic Performance: The Static Case and The Dynamic Case. The Polity as Creator of Institutions.

S.: Knowledge – Concepts.Human Capital - Definition.Investments in Human Capital.Indicators of and for Investments in Human Capital.Indicators of Human Capital.Human Development Index. The Solow Growth Model with Human Capital.

Mathematical Treatment (optional, but strongly recommended for IES students): Solow Growth Model with Human Capital

 

Week 3:

L.: Market Capitalism: History and Practice. Theoretical Efficiency of Market Economy. Market Failure - Limits to the Efficiency of a Market Economy. Macroeconomic Instability. The Role of Labour Unions - Distribution of Income. Current Schools Argumenting for Laissez-Faire.

S.: Innovations: Schumpeter and Kondratieff.Patterns and Sources of Capitalist Economic Growth.R&D System. Geopolitics of Innovation.R&D Policy.R&D and Innovations in the EU and in its MCs - Some Questions. Modeling Growth and Diffusion of Technology.

Mathematical Treatment (optional, but strongly recommended for IES students): Modeling Growth and Diffusion of Technology. Comments on the Cobb-Douglas -form Production Function

 

Week 4:

L.: Command Socialism: Power Structure and Ideology. Forms of Ownership. Coordination Mechanisms. Behaviour of Actors. Selected Economic (or Social) Phenomena. Reforms of the Socialist System. Transformation of the Socialist System to the Capitalist System.

S.: What is the Right Thing to Do? Theories of Distributive Justice - Summary

 

Week 5:

L.: Economics and Tradition: Introduction, Quick Tour through Religions and Traditions.

S.: Location Effects and New Economic Geography. Basic Methodologies of (Comparative) Economics II: Complex Adaptive Systems and Complex Economic Dynamics. Introduction to NetLogo.

 

Week 6:

L.: Change of Economies - General Framework: More on Economic Dynamics. Market, state and community. Market, government and community failures. Marx and New Institutionalism. Toffler and three waves. Fukuyama x Huntington. Open Society. Theory of Induced Innovation.

S.: Natural Resources and Economic Growth - Population and Agriculture. Nonrenewable Resources and Environment. Selected Current Problem: Pension Systems' Sustainability.

Mathematical Treatment (optional, but strongly recommended for IES students): Population and economic growth. From Malthusian to Post-Malthusian Era. Change to the Modern Growth Era. Why did the change start in Europe and not in China? Growth Drag Because of Natural Resources. Growth and Environment.

 

Week 7:

L.: Economic Transition of Centrally Planned Economies to Liberal Market Economies. Basic Facts, Basic Mechanisms, Partial Analysis and Global Analysis.

S.: Czech Approach to Transformation: Gradualism x Shock Therapy. Accepted Transformation Strategy. Voucher (Coupon) Privatization. Critical Remarks.Theoretical Concepts Linked with Critical Remarks.

 

Week 8:

L. + S.: Austrian Economics and Market Capitalism: History. Methodological and Theoretical Starting Points. „Austrian“ Critisicm of Socialism. Selected Differences with the „Mainstream Economic Thought“. Perspectives on capitalism by some „Austrian“ economists.

 

 Week 9:

L. : Marxist Approach to Market Capitalism

S.: Post-Keynesian Approach to Market Capitalism

 

Week 10:

L.: Constitutional Economics - James Buchanan

S.: John Rawls and Justice as Fairness

 

Week 11: 

L. + S. : Postmodernism in Economics: Introduction to Postmodernism. Illustration: Theories of money. Perspectives of Capitalism under Postmodern Conditions - Discussion.

 

Week 12:

Repetition

 

 
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