Course Details

Regional Policy

Academic Year 2024/25

NVB047 course is part of 2 study plans

NPC-MI Summer Semester 1st year

NPC-SIE Summer Semester 1st year

Course Guarantor


Language of instruction



3 credits



Forms and criteria of assessment

graded course-unit credit

Offered to foreign students

Not to offer

Course on BUT site


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, elective


1. Introduction to regional economy. Spatial economic systems. Theoretical approaches to their explanation.

2. Localization theories – agriculture (von Thünen), industry (Schäffle, Fischer, Weber).

3. Localization theories of the 1920s and 1950s.

4. Agglomeration effects, spatial concentration or dispersion.

5. Regions and regionalization, homogeneous and heterogeneous regions.

6. Regional dimensions of the market of factors of production – job market, immovable property market.

7. Regional development and growth theories – theory of polarized development, export base theory etc.

8. Economic level of regions – main influencing factors.

9. Evaluation of the economic level – microeconomic and macroeconomic, quantitative and qualitative indicators.

10. Regional policy – inter-regional differences, regional policy conception according to the main economic schools.

11. Regional policy in the Czech Republic – principles, tools, regions with concentrated support from the state.

12. Regional policy of the Czech Republic in the period 2014–2020.

13. Regional development strategy of the Czech Republic and other regional policy documents of the Czech Republic.


13 weeks, 1 hours/week, compulsory


1. Program of teaching, instruction and guidance, requirements for award a credit. SWOT analysis. Case Study - assignment of an individual project.

2. Case Study – SWOT analysis, field Position of the region and geographical conditions, Socio-economic conditions, Transport, Infrastructure and Landscape and environment.

3. Case Study - public presentation of SWOT analysis by each group.

4. Case Study - comparison of selected region with national indicators - GDP, unemployment, building production etc.

5. Case Study - Regional development plan of the region.

6. Case Study – EU grants and subsidies for the region. Completion and correction.

7. A public presentation of the previous parts by each groups. A comprehensive summary of the case study. Submission of case study in both print and electronic versions.