Course code Ekon3084

Credit points 2

Basics of Theory of Economics

Total Hours in Course80

Number of hours for lectures16

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes16

Independent study hours48

Date of course confirmation08.11.2011

Responsible UnitInstitute of Economics and Regional Development

Course developers

author Ekonomikas un reģionālās attīstības institūts

Zane Vītoliņa

Dr. oec.

author Ekonomikas un reģionālās attīstības institūts

Baiba Kizika

Mg. oec.

Course abstract

The aim of the course is, by acquiring theoretical basics and economical regularity in microeconomical and in macroeconomical level, to understand its practical opportunity to use it. To understand macroeconomical relationship and tendencies in Latvia Economy.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

Knowledge - the ability to demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of theoretical principles and regularities of micro-and macro-level, ability to understand and be competent in viewpoint if various economic schools, the understanding of major economic scientific and practical principles and regularities, the ability to critically evaluate different views of the Latvian economic situation.
Skills - to understand the possibilities of practical use of theoretical knowledge, to make the basic microeconomic and macroeconomic analysis, to plan efficient use of resources according to production capacity in market conditions, to make independent conclusions of the Latvia economic development and growth opportunities.
Competence - the ability on the basis of full and comprehensive theoretical knowledge and the regularities independently obtain, select, and systematize the information necessary to analyze and solve problems, take a reasoned decision, develop proposals.

Compulsory reading

1. Nešpors V. Mikroekonomikas teorijas pamati. Rīga: RTU, 2010, 254 lpp.
2. Bikse V. Ekonomika un bankas. Rīga: Latvijas Komercbanku asociācija, Konsultāciju un mācību centrs, 2009. 225 lpp.
3. Šenfelde M. Makroekonomika. 3. izd. Rīga: RTU, 2009, 242 lpp.
4. Gods U. Mikroekonomika. Rīga: Biznesa augstskola Turība, 2008, 432 lpp.

Further reading

1. Plotkāns A. Cita ekonomika. Rīga: SIA Dienas Grāmata, 2010, 192 lpp.
2. Oļevskis G. Uzņēmējs un tirgus. Rīga: SIA Jāņa Rozes apgāds, 2007, 219 lpp.
3. Mankiw N.G., Taylor M.P. Economics. Andover [etc.]: Cengage Learning/South-Western, 2010, 916 p.

Periodicals and other sources

1. Kapitāls: žurnāls lietišķiem cilvēkiem: krāsains biznesa un ekonomikas žurnāls. Rīga: Lietišķās informācijas dienests. ISSN 1407-2505.
2. Latvija. Ziņojums par Latvijas tautsaimniecības attīstību. Latvijas Republikas Ekonomikas ministrija. Rīga: LR Ekonomikas ministrija. ISSN 1407-4095.
3. LD: Lietišķā Diena, Rīga: Laikraksts Diena. ISSN 1691-3493.