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The impact of establishing euro in the Czech Republic on economic policy by 2020
Bohata, Martin ; Štěpánek, Pavel (advisor) ; Ševčíková, Michaela (referee)
The thesis addresses the points of interest related to establishing the euro currency in the Czech Republic by 2020. What are the connected costs and benefits? Is euro going to be a contribution to the Czech economy? The theoretical part describes the creation process of European monetary union. The paper then works with advantages and risks associated with euro. The main cost of membership in the eurozone being the loss of independent monetary policy and the loss of the exchange rate mechanism is estimated in range of 0.59 to 2.34 % of GDP. Comparing the direct costs and benefits then leads to a net loss for the Czech Republic. Mutual comparison is conducted between the Czech Republic and Slovakia. It is shown that the difference in economic progress between these two countries is statistically insignificant. Thus the thesis concludes that establishing the euro in the Czech Republic by 2020 would be of no benefit.
Evaluation of behavioral insights with its aplication in the Czech Republic
Makovec, Petr ; Cingl, Lubomír (advisor) ; Štěpánek, Pavel (referee)
Implementing behavioral insights into policy making goes along well with widespread effort for increased efficiency. From the public budget administrator point of view, this efficiency is crucial since it directly affects the current state of the budget. The theoretical part of this thesis consists of description of the most important parts of behavioral economics that can be used during the creation and setting of public policies. It also consists of brief description of current behavioral insights teams that are already using the insights representing more realistic behavior and decision making of individuals. In the analytical part of this thesis, I provide methodology of experiment evaluation as well as result extrapolation facets and risks. Those experiments usually take place before any reasonable extension is made. I also provide financial analysis of several experiments, should they be extended to larger group of individuals. In the last chapter of the analytical part, I discuss the possibilities of implementation of behavioral economics in the Czech Republic. Based on the calculations I ran, even a small change of the environment where people make decisions can significantly improve the results of the intervention, all that with minimal costs. It is however important to point out that not all behavioral insights inspirations end with success. Application of behavioral insights into policy making has got a great potential when it comes to the Czech Republic, as I show Using two examples from Health care and taxes revenues.
Analysis of the influence of political parties in the Czech Republic between 1996 and 2014 on the state budget deficit
Smržová, Kristýna ; Štěpánek, Pavel (advisor) ; Dyba, Karel (referee)
The thesis is concerned with analysis of development of public budget in Czech republic between 1996 and 2014 with focusing on state budget with regard to the progress of political cycles. The analysis provide us the explanations of influences of political cycles on the trend of development of public budget. Based of data source gained from final state accounts. The goal of this thesis is to discover influences whether left wing parties in government have bigger iclination to bigger state budget deficit. Final outcomes don´t confirm the basic hypothesis.
Czechoslovak-Cuban Cinematic Cooperation in the 1960s
Matušková, Magdaléna ; Opatrný, Josef (advisor) ; Štěpánek, Pavel (referee) ; Skřivan, Aleš (referee)
The study analyzes the largely understudied cinematic cooperation between Czechoslovakia and Cuba in the first decade following the Cuban Revolution. It is based mostly on archival documents from the former Central Directorship of Czechoslovak State Film, the ministry of education and culture and the ministry of foreign affairs. Several chapters also draw from oral history, data collected from series of interviews with Cuban technicians and artists who have worked in Cuban cinema since the 1960s as well as Czechoslovak experts who worked at the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Arts and Industries in the 1960s. The Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry (CICAI), founded in March 1959 shortly after the triumph of the Revolution, faced a shortage of human and material resources since its inception. The film industry, which had been mostly in the hands of the Americans before 1959, lost much personnel due to mass emigration. Later on, due to the American blockade and embargo, it also lost its most important provider of films, material and equipment. The majority of CICAI's technician and artists were just starting and were lacking in technical knowledge required to make films. Czechoslovak State Film (CSF) offered extensive help to Cuban cinema, especially in the area of developing the...
From monasteries to men. The significance of monastic architecture and its art in the New Spain of 16th century
Brenišínová, Monika ; Křížová, Markéta (advisor) ; Štěpánek, Pavel (referee) ; Marek, Pavel (referee)
In my dissertation, I inquire into the phenomenon of monastic architecture and its plastic decoration in 16th century New Spain. The aim of this work is to present Mexican monasteries and their artistic significance. In my analysis, I build on the interpretation of monastic architecture from the perspective of early colonial society, I also reflect on the individual level, assessing its impact on the conquest and colonization of America. The methodology of this research project combines analysis of historical (e.g. study of historical sources) and art historical processes (iconological analysis of E. Panofsky) with analysis of anthropological concepts (e.g. rituals of transition of A. van Gennep, thick description of Cl. Geertz, concepts of liminality, structure and communitas of V. Turner). During my PhD studies, I conducted a field trip in Central Mexico (2013), supported by a grant from the Government of Mexico. I visited and documented one hundred and sixteen monasteries and the photographic documentation is the main empirical source of my analysis which further draws from the study of historical sources and academic literature. My research primarily focuses on three aspects: 1. the monastic architecture and art; 2. the role of the monastery in the process of European conquest and colonization...
The history of science in the seventeenth century: Science, Religion and Priest Valentim Estancel S.J.
Rego Monturil, Frederico Guilherme ; Binková, Simona (advisor) ; Štěpánek, Pavel (referee) ; Klíma, Jan (referee)
This thesis aims to discuss the History of Science in the Modern Age. It is a historical- philosophical reflection on the relationship between Science and Religion in the seventeenth century through the trip, works and life of the Czech mathematician, astronomer and Jesuit priest Valentin Stancel in Moravia, Bohemia, Italy, Portugal and Brazil . This study seeks to redimension the participation of the priests of the Society of Jesus in the development of the modern era by higlighting the activity of the Jesuit priests in the political-religious and scientific transformations that occurred in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in Europe, in the Orient and in Portuguese America. The present study aims to reflect on the scientific discoveries of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, especially in the fields of mathematics and astronomy; the new conception of man and world that springs from the political and religious transformations of reformist thought and cultural renaissance; the shock of the new scientific theories and experiences with the Sacred Scriptures and consequently with Christian-Aristotelian scholastic theology; besides contesting the lack of participation of priests, or even religion, in contributing for the development of science. The timeframe of the work takes place primarily...
Mudéjar architecture in Granada
Vopálková, Martina ; Štěpánek, Pavel (advisor) ; Opatrný, Josef (referee)
This thesis called "Mudéjar Architecture in Granada" presents the most genuine artistic expresion of the Christian Midle Aged Spain. It deals with areas of the mudéjar architecture and it puts the main accent on mudéjar architecture in the south spanish town in Andalusia named Granada. I chose this subject matter because I am interested in spanish culure and history of spanish art. I availed of my annual research fellowship at the University of Granada and my annual staying in that mysterious town full of life, different cultures, history and art. I tried to deal with this Midle Age period explaining it on the background of historical events. I started with year 711 when the Arabs crossed the Strait of Gibraltar and entered to Spain. They started to ocupate the spanish territory. The proces of Reconquist culminated in 1492 when the town of Granada was captured by the Catolics Kings. The term Mudejar was first coined in 1859 by José Amador de los Ríos in his discursus called "El estilo mudéjar en arquitectura" given at the academy of Madrid named Real Academia de Nobles Artes de San Fernando de Madrid. The content of this subject matter is to present mudéjar architecture, it's origin, various theories and interpretations, different manafestations in areas of mudéjar art and it's formal and...
Material culture as a vehicle of social - political organization: Chimú pottery
Květinová, Sylvie ; Křížová, Markéta (advisor) ; Vrhel, František (referee) ; Štěpánek, Pavel (referee)
The Chimu culture developed on the North Pacific coast of today's Peru in the so-called Late Intermediate Period, i.e. approximately AD 1000 - 1476, after which it was dominated by the Inca. Brief characterization of the Chimu culture, supported by ethnohistorical and archaeological sources, is followed by description of its crafts, especially ceramic technology, morphology and iconography. Artifacts, i.e. object used, modified or made by people, may serve apart from practical also social and symbolic roles. Based on the theoretical background of evolution of power and society, different approaches to the study of artifacts' function, specialization, exchange and social complexity are outlined and tested on the Chimu pottery assemblage from the Ethnologisches Museum in Berlin. Quantitative and qualitative analysis of the 1832 available ceramic vessels, lacking the contextual find information, had to focus solely on the formal aspects of the specimens. Interpretation of the obtained results disproves primary position of pottery as means of social - political organization in the Chimu and Chimu-Inca societies (occupied by fine textiles and metal items), but still points out certain non-utilitarian aspects of both Chimu and Chimu - Inca styled pottery which probably represented a secondary socio -...
The group GATEPAC in the European and Czech context
Brestová, Zuzana ; Štěpánek, Pavel (referee) ; Lahoda, Vojtěch (advisor)
Jak vyplývá z předchozího textu, španělská a československá avantgarda se vyvíjela v odlišných podmínkách politických i kulturních, nelze však říci, že GATEPAC neměl styčné body jak v kontextu evropském, tak v kontextu českém či že by se architekti osobně neznali. To, že je v našem prostředí skupina GATEPAC téměř neznámá, zapříčinilo několik okolností. Tou první byla zcela určitě španělská občanská válka a následná válka světová, která zpřetrhala navázané kontakty. Další okolností byla osobnost José Luise Serta, který téměř vždy vystupoval jako samostatná osobnost, ačkoli na mezinárodní scéně prezentoval španělskou skupinu CIAM, takže ve skutečnosti v Evropě i v Československu se stal známý pouze on a ostatní členové skupiny či skupina jako taková zůstali opominuti.

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