Course: Introduction to Microeconomics

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Course title Introduction to Microeconomics
Course code KEM/ZMI
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Tutorial
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory, Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Jarý Čestmír, PhDr.
  • Martinčík David, JUDr. Ing. Ph.D.
  • Beck Jiří, Doc. Ing. CSc.
  • Babuněk Ondřej, Ing.
  • Polívka Martin, Ing.
  • Tesařová Vendula, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
- basic terms of microeconomics - principles of economic decisions - consumers utility and demand - corporate costs - maximizing profit and supply - exchange and market - perfect competition model - imperfect competition markets - regulation of imperfect competition - market of factors of production - income distribution in the economy - public goods - externalities and asymmetry of information

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion, Lecture with practical applications, Individual study, Self-study of literature, Practicum
  • Contact hours - 26 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report) (1-10) - 5 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 30 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
Course has no entrance requirements.
learning outcomes
Students are able to: - remember the basic principles of economic decision-making sub-businesses - explain the functioning of the different market structures in terms of their efficiency and stability - apply basic economic models for selected situations
teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Practicum
Self-study of literature
Individual study
Lecture with practical applications
assessment methods
Written exam
Skills demonstration during practicum
Recommended literature
  • Havel, Jiří. Průvodce studiem Economics. 1. vyd. Praha : Aleko, 1991. ISBN 80-85341-05-0.
  • Holman, Robert. Základy ekonomie : pro studenty vyšších odborných škol a neekonomických fakult VŠ. Praha : C.H. Beck, 2000. ISBN 80-7179-434-1.
  • Macáková, Libuše. Mikroekonomie (základní kurs). 3. vydání. Slaný : Melandrium, 1994. ISBN 80-901801-0-8.
  • Martinčík, David. Základy mikroekonomie. Plzeň : Západočeská univerzita, 2005. ISBN 80-7043-421-X.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering (16) Electrical engineering, telecommunication and IT - -
Faculty of Electrical Engineering Applied electrical engineering (16) Electrical engineering, telecommunication and IT 3 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Foreign Languages for Business (13-3) Philological sciences 1 Winter
Faculty of Electrical Engineering Electrical and Power Engineering (10) Electrical engineering, telecommunication and IT 3 Winter
Faculty of Electrical Engineering Commercial Electrical Engineering (15) Electrical engineering, telecommunication and IT 3 Winter
Faculty of Electrical Engineering Environmental Engineering (10) Special and interdisciplinary fields 3 Winter
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering - Industrial Engineering and Management (1) Mechanical engineering and mechanical production 2 -
Faculty of Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering (12) Electrical engineering, telecommunication and IT - -
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering - Design of Manufacturing Machines and Equipment (1) Mechanical engineering and mechanical production 2 -
Faculty of Applied Sciences Mathematics and Management (2011) Mathematics courses 1 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Foreign Languages for Business (16-1,2) Philological sciences 1 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Foreign Languages for Business (15-3) Philological sciences 1 Winter
Faculty of Electrical Engineering Environmental Engineering (16) Special and interdisciplinary fields 3 Winter
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering - Design of Power Machines and Equipment (1) Mechanical engineering and mechanical production 2 -
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering - Materials Engineering and Engineering Metallurgy (1) Mechanical engineering and mechanical production 2 -
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Foreign Languages for Business (17-1) Philological sciences 1 Winter
Faculty of Electrical Engineering Commercial Electrical Engineering (16) Electrical engineering, telecommunication and IT 3 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Foreign Languages for Business (13-4) Philological sciences 1 Winter
Faculty of Electrical Engineering Applied electrical engineering (13) Electrical engineering, telecommunication and IT 3 Winter
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Manufacturing Processes - Technology of Metal Cutting (1) Mechanical engineering and mechanical production 2 -
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering - Design of Manufacturing Machines and Equipment (1) Mechanical engineering and mechanical production 2 -
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Manufacturing Processes - Technology of Metal Cutting (1) Mechanical engineering and mechanical production 2 -
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering - Design of Power Machines and Equipment (1) Mechanical engineering and mechanical production 2 -
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Foreign Languages for Business (16-1,2) Philological sciences 1 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Foreign Languages for Business (16-2) Philological sciences 1 Winter
Faculty of Economics Economic and Regional Geography (2015) Geography courses 2 Winter
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Transport Vehicles and Handling Machinery (1) Mechanical engineering and mechanical production 2 -
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering - Industrial Engineering and Management (1) Mechanical engineering and mechanical production 2 -
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering - Materials Engineering and Engineering Metallurgy (1) Mechanical engineering and mechanical production 2 -
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Transport Vehicles and Handling Machinery (1) Mechanical engineering and mechanical production 2 -
Faculty of Electrical Engineering Electrical and Power Engineering (16) Electrical engineering, telecommunication and IT 3 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Foreign Languages for Business (13-3) Philological sciences 1 Winter
Faculty of Economics Economic and Regional Geography (2017) Geography courses 1 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Foreign Languages for Business (13-4) Philological sciences 1 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Foreign Languages for Business (13-4) Philological sciences 1 Winter