DXV_PUEC Public economics

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Spring 2024
Extent and Intensity
0/24/0. 12 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. JUDr. Ivan Malý, CSc. (lecturer)
prof. Ing. Juraj Nemec, CSc. (lecturer)
prof. Mgr. Jiří Špalek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. Ing. Juraj Nemec, CSc.
Department of Public Economics – Faculty of Economics and Administration
Supplier department: Department of Public Economics – Faculty of Economics and Administration
Tue 12. 3. 10:00–14:00 MT205, Tue 9. 4. 10:00–14:00 MT205, Wed 24. 4. 10:00–14:00 168, Tue 14. 5. 10:00–14:00 MT205
Elementary knowledge of the principles of the economic theory.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
At the end of the course students understand deeper a wide scale of approaches to key Public Economics concepts and questions. The students must fully and in depth understand public economics issues connected with the topic and objectives of their doctoral theses.
Learning outcomes
After finishing this course the student will have capacity:
- to understand different approaches on the socio-economic role of the state in modern society;
- to know and to understand all relevant modern public economics literature on the topic of dissertation.
  • 1. Introduction. Compulsion and non-profitness. Economic role of the Government. Governance. Bureaucracy. Evaluation of all these core aspects from the point of view of different economic theories.
  • 2. Efficiency in the Public Sector. Public private mix.
  • 3. Redistribution systems theory - prospective development of the Game theory.
  • 4. Second best - concept, approaches. Setting goals and preferences. Public Interest.
  • 5. Modern approaches to the public sector.
    required literature
  • BAILEY, J. S. Public Sector Economics. Second Edition. New York: Palgrave, 2002. 450 p. ISBN 0-333-92953-5.
  • BUCHANAN, James M. Public finance in democratic process : fiscal institutions and individual choice. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 1999, xvi, 310. ISBN 0865972206. info
    recommended literature
  • VON MISES, L.: Bureaucracy. Libertarian Press. 1996. ISBN 978-0910884341
    not specified
  • ROTHBARD, Murray N.: Man, Economy, and State. Ludwig Von Mises Inst. 1 edition (June 15, 1993). ISBN: 978-0945466321
  • BROWN, C. V. and P. M. JACKSON. Public sector economics. 4th editon. Oxford: Blackwell, 1990, xv, 622. ISBN 0631162089. info
Teaching methods
Active participation is required: class discussions, argumentations exercises,extensive readings, e.t.c. Topics for essays are selected according their relevance from the point of view of progranmme and the contents of PhD theses.
Assessment methods
Written examination - essay. A set of self made abstracts from study literature is required.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2023, Spring 2025.
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