Last modified: 2013-10-01
The paper assesses the significance of investments from the regional economic productivity point of view. The conducted analysis has showed that investments have, in the Czech Republic, an unsubstitutable role in the increase of economic productivity creating in average 24% of the GDP. From the regional point of view regarding the regions of the Czech Republic, the most significant influence of investments has been indicated in Prague, South Bohemia, and the Plzeňský Region. The biggest average rate of investment growth has been determined in the Plzeňský and Olomoucký Region. In international comparisons, the investment share in the GDP is in the Czech Republic persistently above the average of the EU, USA, and Japan which is characteristic for most of the transforming post-communist European economies.