ESF:BKV_EVSE Econ of the PS - Course Information
BKV_EVSE Economy and management of the public sectorFaculty of Economics and Administration
- Extent and Intensity
- 26/0/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
- doc. Ing. Robert Jahoda, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Vojtěch Müllner (lecturer)
doc. Ing. František Svoboda, Ph.D. (lecturer)
- Guaranteed by
- doc. Ing. František Svoboda, Ph.D.
Department of Public Economics - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Contact Person: Jana Biskupová
Supplier department: Department of Public Economics - Faculty of Economics and Administration
- Sat 31. 10. 9:00–11:50 P102, Sat 19. 12. 12:00–14:50 P102
- The course is designed for first year students of the part-time study form in the Public Economics field of study.
- Course Enrolment Limitations
- The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
- fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
- Non-profit-making Organization Economy and Management (programme ESF, B-HPS)
- Public Economics and Administration (programme ESF, B-HPS)
- Public Economics and Administration (programme ESF, B-VES)
- Course objectives
- This course is introduction to economy of governance. Public sector is defined as dynamic system, developing structures, which future can be changed. The basis of the lectures is a description and explanation of the current functions of the state, its organizational structures and its management. Seminars lead to a better understanding of how the state evolved, what is current system structure and what is possible or appropriate to change. The course's students are led to realize that many of the functions that the state has taken today were originally administred outside the governmental structures by various forms of markets or non-governmental interventions, and it is relevant to ask whether it is possible to return these functions back to a private initiative. Knowledge and understanding of the current public sector system is accompanied by the consideration of potential alternatives and discussion of their advantages and disadvantages. The background is basic knowledge of individual sectors of the public sector and work with up-to-date information about its changes. At the end of the course the student should be able to: -in depth analysis of the causes of the existence of the public sector, the development of its structure -interpret the basic approaches of the different schools of economic thinking to the existence and the appropriate extent of the public sector -describe basic public sector structures and explain the basic principles of their functioning. <
- Learning outcomes
- At the end of the course the student should be able to: -descibed, explained and analysed of the causes of the existence of the public sector, the development of its structure -interpret the basic approaches of the different schools of economic thought to the existence and the appropriate extent of the public sector -describe basic public sector structures and explain the basic principles of their functioning.
- Introduction. Aim and scopes of public economics, various forms of public sector research. History of the public sector.
- Economics and management of partial sectors of the public sector divided by the chronological extension of the functions of the state:
- In the subsequent lesson, there are described the basic functions of the state which intervenes as little as possible in the economy and in life of the society, and which is called the minimal state. Here we include defense and security spending, justice and structure of public administration.
- Than we deal with a state that we could call a state investor, which develops certain areas as an investment in further social and economic development. This area includes the development of technical infrastructure and the area of education, science and research.
- The relatively new function of the state is the role of the welfare state, which comes at the end of the 19th century. This category includes social security and health care areas which within a century become one of the largest spending items in public budgets.
- In the last area, we can summarize everything the state has become more engaged in the 20th century. The regulating and subsidizing State began to influence - whether directly through subsidies or indirectly through legislation - an increasing range of activities. This area includes care for the environment, agriculture, housing, culture, physical culture and the area of churches and religious societies.
- required literature
- SVOBODA, František. Ekonomika veřejného sektoru. 1. vydání. Praha: Ekopress, 2017. 279 stran. ISBN 9788021085329. info
- SMITH, Adam. Pojednání o podstatě a původu bohatství národů. Edited by Vladimír Irgl. Nové, přeprac. vyd. opatř. Praha: Liberální institut, 2001. xv s. ISBN 8086389154. info
- recommended literature
- The new Palgrave dictionary of economics. Edited by Steven N. Durlauf - Lawrence Blume. 2nd ed. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. xvii, 1003. ISBN 9780333786765. info
- SVOBODA, František. Tři archetypy evropské sociální politiky (Three Archetypes of European social policy). 1st ed. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2012. 153 pp. Edice Hic sunt leones. ISBN 978-80-210-5990-0. doi:10.5817/CZ.MUNI.M210-5990-2012. Munishop info
- Teaching methods
- The lessons consist of the presentations of selected public sector branches, case studies of the selected industries, class discussions and individual consultations. Homework and seminary works are demanded. Presentations by professionals in the sectors are also being utilized.
- Assessment methods
- The course is concluded with an oral exam. Students are eligible to take the oral exam provided that they fulfill given conditions:
Before admission to the oral exam, students have to pass midterm and the final tests. (50% of correct answers is needed to pass)
Oral exam involve also discussion about final project.
If students commit a prohibited act, such as using various forbidden tools, cribbing, taking out any part of the exam or any other cheating, the teacher is allowed to interrupt an exam and to grade a student with F, FF or FFF according to the seriousness of the offence. The mentioned procedure relates to all the activities that are included in the final evaluation of the course (seminar work, essays, tests etc.).
- Language of instruction
- Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
- Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: tutoriál 6 hodin.
- Enrolment Statistics (recent)
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