Course: Space Economics

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Course title Space Economics
Course code EVS/NPPEK
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory, Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • TVRDOŇ Michal, doc. Mgr. Ing. Ph.D.
  • MARTINÁT Stanislav, Mgr. PhD.
  • MAJEROVÁ Ingrid, Dr. Ing.
Course content
1. Introduction to Spatial economics 2. Theoretical directions in regional economics 3. Localization theory 4.The concept of regional development and growth, changes in the economic level of regions 5. Space analysis, supply and demand 6. Migration 7. Urban planning 8. Urbanization, urban structure and urban systems 9. Agriculture 10. Industry and technical infrastructure 11. Retail 12. Regional analysis of factor market 13. Public Administration

Learning activities and teaching methods
Skills demonstration
  • unspecified - 26 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 40 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 55 hours per semester
Recommended literature
  • BLAŽEK, J., UHLÍŘ, D. Teorie regionálního rozvoje: nástin, kritika, klasifikace. Praha: Karolinum, 2002. ISBN 80-246-0384-5.
  • BRAKMAN, S., GARRETSEN, H., GORTER, J., VAN DER HORST, A., SCHRAMM, M. New Economic Geography, Empirics and Regional Policy. Hague: CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, 2005. ISBN 90-5833-281-7.
  • EDWARDS, M. E. Regional and Urban Economics and Economic Development. Minessota: Auerbach Publishing, 2007. ISBN 978-0849383175.
  • FUJITA, M., KRUGMAN, P., VENABLES, A. The Spatial Economy: Cities, Regions and International Trade. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2001. ISBN 0-262-56147-6.
  • MAIER, G., TÖDTLINGER, F. Regionálna a urbanistická ekonomika. Teória lokalizácie a priestorová štruktúra. Bratislava: Elita, 1997. ISBN 80-8044-044-1.
  • MASSEY, D. Spatial divisions of labor: Social structures and the geography of production. 2nd edition.. New York, 1995. ISBN 978-04-1591-296-9.
  • MATOUŠOVÁ, Z., MACHÁČEK, J., POSTRÁNECKÝ, J., TOTH, P. Regionální a municipální ekonomika. Praha: VŠE, 2003. ISBN 80-245-0052-3.
  • MCCANN, P. Modern Urban and Regional Economics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. ISBN 978-0199582006.
  • STARZYCZNÁ, H. Prostorová ekonomika. Karviná: SU OPF, 2007. ISBN 978-80-7248-439-3.
  • TOUŠEK, V., KUNC, J., VYSTOUPIL, J. Ekonomická a sociální geografie. Plzeň: A. Čeněk, 2008. ISBN 978-80-7380-114-4.
  • VAŠÍČEK, B. Prostorová ekonomie a prostorové externality: přehled teorie a empirické evidence. Praha, 2008.
  • VITURKA, M. Regionální ekonomie a politika II.. Brno:, 2007. ISBN 978-80-210-4478-4.
  • ŽÍTEK, V. Regionální ekonomie a politika. Brno, 2004. ISBN 80-210-3478-5.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
School of Business Administration in Karvina Public Economy and Administration (12) Economy 2 Summer
School of Business Administration in Karvina European Integration (12) Economy 2 Summer