MPV_VEF2 Public Finance 2

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Autumn 2016
Extent and Intensity
2/1/0. 8 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. Ing. Robert Jahoda, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Eduard Bakoš, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Ing. Petra Dvořáková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Zbyněk Cincibus (assistant)
doc. Ing. Robert Jahoda, 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
Tue 7:40–9:15 P106
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
MPV_VEF2/01: each odd Tuesday 9:20–11:00 P103, E. Bakoš, P. Dvořáková, R. Jahoda
MPV_VEF2/03: each odd Tuesday 14:35–16:15 P303, E. Bakoš, P. Dvořáková, R. Jahoda
MPV_VEF2/04: each even Tuesday 14:35–16:15 P303, E. Bakoš, P. Dvořáková, R. Jahoda
The course is a follow-up to the Public Finance I course.
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 the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The main objective of the course is to expand students’ theoretical knowledge and skills in the areas of public finance and tax policy and their evaluation. The course focuses particularly on addressing the question how taxes may be used as a tool for achieving governmental policies. Specific attention is also paid to the fiscal sustainability issue. At the end of the course students should be able to: * understand and explain the development and role of tax policy, * asses distributional and economic impacts of changes in present tax policy, * make reasoned decisions about own tax liabilities, * use acquired knowledge of present development and deduce impacts of tax policy on future development, * evaluate fiscal sustainability of public finance,

* understand both the theory and practice of the budget policy,

* clarify various methods of public expenditure management,

* compare different models of pension system financing,

* understand financial flows in health-care,

* analyze public debt management.

  • The content of the course is divided into two blocs. The first one concentrate more on tax policy, the second one deals with public finance sustainability issues. Indicative breakdown of topics: 1) Introduction to the course, revision of previous knowledge
  • 2) Tax incidence and equity – measurement and interpretation
  • 3) Supply side of the economy and taxation
  • 4) Current tax policy, its issues and future prospects in the Czech Republic
  • 5) Corporate income tax and personal income tax
  • 6) Indirect taxes - AT, excise duties
  • 7) Public Debt Management - European perspective I
  • 8) Public Debt Management - European perspective II (case of PIIGS countries)
  • 9) Pension policy and its sustainability
  • 10) Health Care Policy
  • 11) Public Finance Management and its innovations
    required literature
  • MIRRLEES, James A. and Stuart ADAM. Tax by design : the Mirrlees review. 1st ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. xvii, 531. ISBN 9780199553747. info
  • Řízení veřených výdajů :odborná příručka pro tranzitivní země. Edited by Richard Allen - Daniel Tommasi. České vyd. Praha: Ministerstvo financí ČR, 2002. 496 s. ISBN 80-85045-12-5. info
  • HYMAN, David N. Public finance : a contemporary application of theory to policy. 9th ed. Mason: Thomson South-Western, 2008. xix, 748. ISBN 9780324537192. info
  • DVOŘÁK, Pavel. Veřejné finance, fiskální nerovnováha a finanční krize. Vyd. 1. Praha: C.H. Beck, 2008. xx, 343. ISBN 9788074000751. info
    recommended literature
  • MEDVEĎ, Jozef. Verejné financie. Bratislava: Sprint, vfra, 2005. 464 s. ISBN 8089085326. info
  • KÖNIG, Petr. Rozpočet a politiky Evropské unie : příležitost pro změnu. 2. aktualiz. vyd. Praha: C.H. Beck, 2009. xxxiv, 630. ISBN 9788074000119. info
  • PEKOVÁ, Jitka. Veřejné finance : teorie a praxe v ČR. Vyd. 1. Praha: Wolters Kluwer Česká republika, 2011. 642 s. ISBN 9788073576981. info
  • MIRRLEES, James A. Welfare, incentives, and taxation. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006. xii, 656. ISBN 9780198295211. info
  • KUBÁTOVÁ, Květa. Daňová teorie a politika. 5., aktualiz. vyd. Praha: Wolters Kluwer Česká republika, 2010. 275 s. ISBN 9788073575748. info
Teaching methods
The course takes the form of both lectures and seminars. There are explained main thesis of the topics within lectures, which are further discussed during seminars. Students show their comprehension of the topic by interpretation and comparison of main relation within. Presentation of students' homework is a part of each seminar. Students focus on the particular problem from the given topic, which they analyze and demonstrate possible solutions with usage of a practical example.
Assessment methods
The course is concluded with an oral exam. The oral exam, however, might be omitted. Based on a continuous evaluation during the whole term, students acquire points: two written tests (each counts for 40 points) and elaboration (and presentation) of group seminar work (up to 20 points). The teacher can award students with “bonus” points if they are active during seminars. The maximum number of points is not set. For the final grade, all the points will be counted up, and the assessment will depend on the scale of assessment points.
Classification scheme:
Grade and Point numbers (roughly)
A (80 and more)
B (75 - 80)
C (70 - 75)
D (65 - 70)
E (60 - 65)
F with the possibility of correction (55 - 60)
F without the possibility of correction (0 - 55)
The current “Classification scheme” may slightly vary from the one described above. If students do not gain the required minimum of points (55 points), the teacher regards it as the absence of their continuous preparation. It means that students can re-take neither “failed” tests nor seminar work. In this case, a student is graded with an "-".
Requirements (including the literature) are specified further in the interactive syllabus and the downloadable study plan before the semester starts.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Information about innovation of course.
This course has been innovated under the project "Inovace studia ekonomických disciplín v souladu s požadavky znalostní ekonomiky (CZ.1.07/2.2.00/28.0227)" which is cofinanced by the European Social Fond and the national budget of the Czech Republic.

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The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019.
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