BKV_VEEK Public Economics

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Spring 2010
Extent and Intensity
0/0. 8 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Teacher(s)
Mgr. Ing. Petra Dvořáková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Zuzana Kotherová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. JUDr. Ivan Malý, CSc. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Jiří Špalek, Ph.D. (alternate examiner)
Guaranteed by
doc. JUDr. Ivan Malý, CSc.
Department of Public Economics - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Contact Person: Mgr. Kateřina Kociánová
Timetable of Seminar Groups
BKV_VEEK/01: Sun 28. 2. 8:30–11:50 aula Vinařská, Sun 21. 3. 12:50–16:15 P101, Sat 10. 4. 8:30–11:50 P101, P. Dvořáková, Z. Kotherová, I. Malý, J. Špalek
BKV_VEEK/02: Sat 6. 3. 12:50–16:15 P101, Sat 27. 3. 12:50–16:15 P101, Sat 17. 4. 15:30–18:45 P101, P. Dvořáková, Z. Kotherová, I. Malý, J. Špalek
Prerequisites
! KVVE Public Economics
Only students who did not attend course KVVE can enrol in this 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 / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The course presents an introduction to Public Economics. It deals with that part of national economy which is funded from redistributive processes and which is usually referred to as the Public Sector (PS).
The subject matter is divided into three interrelated blocks: The first block explains the basic concepts, placing special emphasis on the relation between the concepts of the non-profit sector and the public sector. Students should be able to measure the size of the PS. Subsequently, the rationale for the public sector is explored. The objective is to enhance critical and analytical economic-thinking of students here.
The second block focuses decisision making process within the Public Sector. The efficiency of the PS is analyzed as a pivotal concept here. To obtain knowledge of measures and tools reducing the natural tendency of PS to inefficiency is the goal here.
The third block is devoted to the fundamentals of public finance as a dominant category. The objective is to understand main principles and issues of public finances in modern economics. It also introduces the students into the structure of public budget revenues placing special emphasis on taxes. The aim is to understand principles of "good" taxation. Two main current problems of fiscal systems are described more deeply: fiscal deficits and decentralization issues with the same objective as above: to enhance critical and analytical economic-thinking applied on real issues.
Syllabus
  • 1. Public Sector, Mixed-economy
  • 2. Economic Role of the Government
  • 3. Rationale for Government Incentives, Market failures
  • 4. Spill-over Effects
  • 5. Public Goods
  • 6. Public Choice, Government failures
  • 7. Public Finance
  • 8. Budgetary Systems
  • 9. Budget Deficit, Public Debt
  • 10. Public Expenditures
  • 11. Programme Budgeting, Evaluation of Public Programmes
  • 12. Public Revenues
  • 13. Tax Theory
  • 14. Fairness in Taxation
  • 15. Tax Efficiency
  • 16. Tax System in the Czech Republic
  • 17. Local Finance
  • 18. Public sector Failures
  • 19. Administration and Management of the Public sector
  • 20. Non-for-profit Organizations
Literature
  • STIGLITZ, Joseph E. Ekonomie veřejného sektoru. Vyd. 1. Praha: Grada, 1997. 661 s. ISBN 8071694541. info
  • MUSGRAVE, Richard Abel and Peggy B. MUSGRAVE. Veřejné finance v teorii a praxi. Translated by Věra Kameníčková. Vyd. 1. Praha: Management Press, 1994. xiv, 946 s. ISBN 80-85603-76-4. info
Teaching methods
Three tutorials, which focuse on explanation of basic fields of public economics. Self-study is emphasised then. Students have an opportunity to evaluate their knowledge in self-correcting on-line tests.
Assessment methods
The exam has a written (regular term) or an oral (resit, retake) form. There are two requirements to take the exam: (1)a minimum score (50%)from two midterms, and (2) one assignment
A final grade consists from 60% fianl exam, 40% results form 2 midterms.
Important information! 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
Czech
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
General note: Nezapisují si studenti, kteří absolvovali předmět KVVE.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 12 hodin tutoriálů.
Teacher's information
http://is.muni.cz/el/1456/jaro2010/BKV_VEEK/
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021.
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