Course: Spatial Economics

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Course title Spatial Economics
Course code UEV/PPRE
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study 2
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Macháček Jaroslav, prof. Ing. CSc.
Course content
Essence and function of regional economics. Main theoretical directions in RE. Supply and demand in the space analysis. Analysis of regional economic structure. Conception of local development in its economic interpretation. Location analysis and its theoretical fundaments. Economic connections of migration. Position of cultural-historical locations in the conception of territorial development. Regional policy. Economic connections of regional planning, urbanization and urbanism.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book)
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to acquaint the students on the basis of understanding the economics, regional development and theory of public administration with the knowledge, skills and attitudes of the economics applied, researched and interpreted in a particular district - space.
Students will understand economic connections in the spatial arrangement, furthermore they will realize the context of the space economics and its development within economic theories. Students will be further acquainted with the overview of regional policy and economic development. They will be able to apply theoretical knowledge at the practical level.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Written examination, Home assignment evaluation

The assignment is granted upon attendance at seminars. The examination is written (at least 60% success rate is required).
Recommended literature
  • Blažek, Jiří. Teorie regionálního rozvoje : nástin, kritika, implikace. Praha: Karolinum, 2011. ISBN 978-80-246-1974-3.
  • Čadil, Jan. Regionální ekonomie : teorie a praxe. V Praze: C.H. Beck, 2010. ISBN 978-80-7400-191-8.
  • KOLEKTIV AUTORŮ. Základy regionálních věd a veřejné správy. Plzeň: Aleš Čeněk, 2011. ISBN 978-80-7380-304-9.
  • Macháček, Jaroslav. Regionální a municipální ekonomie. Praha: Oeconomica, 2011. ISBN 978-80-245-1836-7.
  • Macháček, Jaroslav. Úvod do prostorové ekonomie : pro kombinovanou formu studia. Pardubice: Univerzita Pardubice, 2008. ISBN 978-80-7395-099-6.
  • MAIER, G., TÖDTLING, F.:. Regionální a urbanistická ekonomika. Bratislava: Elita, 1998.

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