5MH Modern History of Economic Policy

Aims of the study and a profile of a graduate

A graduate with a minor in “Modern History of Economic Policy” will acquire specific knowledge and skills in the field of history of economic policy, economic history and business history, which can usefully complement the major. The aim is to highlight the fact that many of the current problems of the global world often have historical roots. Mostly in the form of case studies and discussions, crucial political events and economic processes in the world economy are analyzed in a historical perspective. Students also will become familiar with the specifics of economic,
historical and cultural development of the Czech lands.

After successful completion of the minor, a graduate may work in public administration, public institutions, diplomacy, education, research and media. The minor’s goal for students is to learn to independently and critically explore the past and provide them with comprehensive knowledge of economic, social, political and cultural development of society in relation to the present, thus to offer them a broad educational structure. Students will be guided to a more general understanding of the development of social sciences and economic processes and during the practical part
they will learn to adopt a critical approach to literature, papers and information on the internet. Students will develop creative thinking, skill in writing scientific text.

Number of enrolled students: 50

The recommended length of study: 2 semesters

Compulsory courses (18 ECTS):

5HD280 From From Kafka to Havel: Introduction into the History and Culture of Czech Lands (2/0, 3 ECTS)

5HD291 European Integration: Historical Context and Current Developments (0/2, 4 ECTS)

5HD391 From Empire to Twenty-First Century Britain: Economic and Political Development of Great Britain in the 19th and 20th Centuries (0/2, 4 ECTS)

5HD396 America from Independence to Financial Crisis: Special Topics in U.S. Economic History (0/2, 4 ECTS)

5HD450 Chapters in History of the Cold War (2/0, 3 ECTS)

Elective courses (12 ECTS):

2SE439 Rises and Falls of Economic Powers (0/2, 3 ECTS)

4ES611 Economic Statistics (2/2, 6 ECTS)

4ES614 Macroeconomic Data and Economic Policies (2/0, 3 ECTS)

5EN381 Chapters in Economics (extra-sem 26/0, 3 ECTS)

5HD383 Chapters in Economic History (extra-sem 26/0, 4 ECTS)

5IE365 Theory and practice of investment process (2/0, 3 ECTS)

5IE380 Behavioral Finance (2/0, 3 ECTS)

Comprehensive secondary specialization exam (5MH1) 

The exam is a comprehensive verification of acquired knowledge in the minor Modern History of Economic Policy, specifically within the scope of compulsory courses (5HD450, 5HD280, 5HD291, 5HD396, 5HD391).

Information and topics for the state exam from the minor Modern History of Economic Policy are here.

Conditions: None. Information in Czech on enrolling in minors can be found on this website of Faculty of Economics http://nf.vse.cz/studenti/vedlejsi-specializace/.