DXV_PUEC Public Economics

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Spring 2014
Extent and Intensity
24/0. 12 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. JUDr. Ivan Malý, CSc. (lecturer)
prof. Ing. Juraj Nemec, CSc. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Jiří Špalek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Radim Valenčík, DiS. (lecturer)
Ing. Markéta Páleníková, Ph.D. (assistant)
Guaranteed by
doc. JUDr. Ivan Malý, CSc.
Department of Public Economics - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Contact Person: Ing. Filip Hrůza, Ph.D.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
Course objectives
At the end of the course students understand deeper a wide range of approaches to key Pubic Economics concepts (mainly efficiency). That should help them to formulate the topics and objectives of their doctoral theses better.
  • 1. Introduction. Compulsion and non-profitness. Economic role of the Government. Governance. Bureaucracy.
  • 2. Efficiency of the Public Administration. Public x private mix.
  • 3. Redistribution systems theory - prospective development of the Game theory.
  • 4. Optimum - concept, approaches. Setting goals and preferences. Public Interest.
  • 5. Efficiency factors. Competition within Public Sector, Performance based budgeting, Decision making specificity.
    required literature
  • BROWN, C.V., JACKSON, P.M.: Public Sector Economics. 4th ed., Basil Blackwell, 1990, ISBN 0-631-16207-0
  • BUCHANAN, J.M.: Public Finance in Democratic Process. The University of North Carolina Press, 1967, 1987.
    recommended literature
  • VON MISES, L.: Bureaucracy. Libertarian Press. 1996. ISBN 978-0910884341
  • BAILEY, J. S. Public Sector Economics. Second Edition. New York: Palgrave, 2002. 450 p. ISBN 0-333-92953-5.
    not specified
  • ROTHBARD, Murray N.: Man, Economy, and State. Ludwig Von Mises Inst. 1 edition (June 15, 1993). ISBN: 978-0945466321
  • ROTHBARD, Murray N.: Power and Market: Government and the Economy. Sheed Andrews and McMeel; 2nd edition (September 1977). ISBN: 978-0836207514
Teaching methods
Active participation is required: class discussions, argumentations exercises,extensive readings, e.t.c. Topics are selected according their relevance from the point of view of "Brno´s school" (efficiency and the role of the government is emphasised).
Assessment methods
Oral exam. Two question - general and applied ones.
A set of self made abstracts from study literature is required.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: in blocks.
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 Spring 2013, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022.
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