Course: Economic Statistics

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Course title Economic Statistics
Course code KEM/ES
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Tutorial
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
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
  • Říhová Pavla, Ing.
  • Mičudová Kateřina, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Subject and contens of economical statistics. Organizations of statistical service. Bazic categories of statistics. 2. Differencies and indices, applications. Mutual relatios of individual indices. Individual compound differencies and indices. Agregate differencies and indices. 3. Theory of time series. Modeling of trend komponent. 4. Statistics in enterprices. Measurement of productivity in industry, trade and services. 4. Statistics of productivity in main economic activities. 6. Expenditure and consumption of the population. 7. Statistics of prices. Aplicated price indices.Measurement od inflation. 8. Statistics of finance and currency. State budget revenue and expenditure. Currency statistics. Balance of payments. Stock exchange indicators. 9. National accounts. Contens of particular national accounts. Statistics of gross domestic product (GDP) and its developement 10. Other macroeconomic indicators. International comparison ? magical quadrangle. Statistical research of boom. 11. Statistics of population. 12. Population statistics in the CR, EU and other wold. Social statistics. Special problems of statistics.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture with practical applications, E-learning, Individual study, Self-study of literature, Lecture, Practicum
  • Contact hours - 52 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 15 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 15 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 50 hours per semester
professional knowledge
The knowledge of basic matematics, statistics, microeconomics, macroeconomics and business economy are required.
learning outcomes
Student is able to: - Analyse developement of indicators figures using differencies, indices and time series. - Decompose a time serie into it's components and should know how to make predictions. - Compare indicators of economic level of different countries or regions, exploit statistical information in management. - Distinguish between various types of averages - average growth rate of real GDP, average inflation rate or average rate of unemployment.
teaching methods
Self-study of literature
Individual study
Lecture with practical applications
assessment methods
Oral exam
Written exam
Recommended literature
  • Český statistický úřad [online]. Dostupné z: <>. Český statistický úřad.
  • FISCHER, J., ZELENÝ, M. Příklady ze sociálněhospodářské statistiky. Praha: Oeconomica, 2007. ISBN 978-80-245-1170-2.
  • FRIEDRICH, V., MAJOVSKÁ, R. Výběr z ekonomické statistiky: od OECD k České republice. Praha: Wolters Kluwer ČR, 2010. ISBN 978-80-7357-537-3.
  • GIOVANNINI, E. (překlad FRIEDRICH, V., MAJOVSKÁ, R.). Ekonomická statistika srozumitelně: z pohledu OECD. Praha: Wolters Kluwer ČR, 2010. ISBN 978-80-7357-536-6.
  • JÍLEK, J., MORAVOVÁ, J. Ekonomické a sociální indikátory: od statistik k poznatkům. Praha: Futura, 2007. ISBN 978-80-86844-29-9.
  • MACEK, J. - FISCHER, J. - POTůČKOVÁ, Č. - ŠEDIVÁ, B. Ekonomická a sociální statistika. ZČU Plzeň, 2008.
  • TULEJA, P. Analýza pro ekonomy. Praha: Computer Press, 2007. ISBN 978-80-251-1801-6.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Economics Project Management Systems (1) Economy 2 Summer
Faculty of Economics Information Systems Management (1) Economy 2 Summer
Faculty of Economics Retail Management (1) Economy 2 Summer
Faculty of Economics Business Economics and Management (1) Economy 2 Summer
Faculty of Economics Business Economics and Management (2010) Economy 2 Summer