PVVFEU Public Finance in CR and EU

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Spring 2012
Extent and Intensity
2/2/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Sarah Durelle (lecturer), doc. Ing. Robert Jahoda, Ph.D. (deputy)
Ing. Šárka Horáková (lecturer)
doc. Ing. Robert Jahoda, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Jan Šelešovský, CSc.
Department of Public Economics - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Contact Person: Ing. Šárka Horáková
Supplier department: Department of Public Economics - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Tue 9:20–11:00 S402
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
PVVFEU/01: Tue 11:05–12:45 S402
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 30 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/30, only registered: 0/30
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Broadening the knowledge about theory and real policy of public finance is the main aim of the course altogether with the matching of the similarities and differences of Czech and French public finance.
At the end of this course, students should be able to:
- explain the basic ideas of public finance theory
- describe the system of the public finance and its individual components
- interpret the budgetary process
- identify various types of public expenditures and revenues
- understand fund financing
- compare models of fiscal federalism
- consider importance of regional and municipal budgets
- summarize the role of the EU budget and European funds.
Stress is put on the functional understanding of the Czech and French public finance and finance of the EU.
  • Content of this course is divided into two basic parts. The first part is held by Czech lecturers and the second one by French lectures from University of Rennes (eventually IPAG Rennes).
  • 1. Theory of public finance and public economics.
  • 2. State budget and its process, revenues and expenditures. System of the public budgets and budgetary rules. Public expenditure analyses.
  • 3. Introduction to the tax theory and policy.
  • 4. Fiscal federalism, municipal and regional budgets in the CR.
  • 5. (F) Introduction to the French Public Finance.
  • 6. (F) French fiscal federalism. System of the public budgets and budgetary rules of local governments.
  • 7. (F) Revenue and expenditure side of the French local governments, their evaluation.
  • 8. Theory of fiscal imbalance. Pension system from the financial point of view
  • 9. (F) International public finance. Evolution of the EU budget and its milestones.
  • 10. EU Budget, its revenue and expenditure side. Budgetary compensation of the UK.
  • 11. (F) Financial system of the EU and its rules.
  • 12. Harmonization and coordination of the tax policy.
  • 13. Economics of the EU accession.
    recommended literature
  • Eijffinger, S.C.W., de Haan, J.: European Monetary and Fiscal Policy. Oxford University Press 2000. ISBN 0-19-877616-0
  • MEDVEĎ, Jozef. Verejné financie. Bratislava: Sprint, vfra, 2005. 464 s. ISBN 8089085326. info
  • KÖNIG, Petr and Lubor LACINA. Rozpočet a politiky Evropské unie. Vyd. 1. Praha: C.H. Beck, 2004. xxiv, 374. ISBN 8071798460. info
Teaching methods
The course takes the form of both lectures and seminars. There are explained basic thesis of public finance within lectures, which are further discussed during seminars. Presentation of students' seminar works may be a part of a seminar. Czech and French is the course language. French part may take place in Rennes.
Assessment methods
The course has a form of both lectures and seminars.

The course is concluded by the written and oral exam. Student is obliged to collect at least 60 % points from the written test and semminar work presentation during the Czech part of the course. Furthermore, Czech lecture proposes student's grade. According to oral exam from the French part, final evaluation is entered to the IS MU.
Detailed information concerning the seminar work and the tests is available at the interactive syllabi of the course in the IS MU.

Important information! If student commits a prohibited act, such as usage of various forbidden tools, cribbing, taking out any part of the exam or any other cheating, teacher is allowed to interrupt an exam and to grade a student with F, FF or FFF according to the seriousness of the offence. Mentioned procedure relates to all the activities that are included to 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 can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.
General note: Část výuky probíhá ve francouzštině.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2003, Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011.
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