BPV_EVSE Economy of Public Sector

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Autumn 2018
Extent and Intensity
2/2/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Ing. Eduard Bakoš, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. JUDr. Ivan Malý, CSc. (lecturer)
Ing. Marek Pavlík, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Ing. Mgr. Jana Soukopová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Ing. František Svoboda, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Jiří Špalek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Dagmar Špalková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Ing. Gabriela Vaceková, PhD. (lecturer)
Ing. Mirka Wildmannová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Vojtěch Müllner (seminar tutor)
doc. Ing. František Svoboda, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Simona Škarabelová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. Ing. David Špaček, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. Ing. František Svoboda, 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 8:00–9:50 P103
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
BPV_EVSE/01: Fri 8:00–9:50 S311, F. Svoboda
BPV_EVSE/02: Thu 12:00–13:50 P304, F. Svoboda
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 100 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 42/100, only registered: 0/100, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/100
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
This course is introduction to economy of governance. Basic characteristics of public sector industries and gaining the up-to-date data concerning the financing and management of particular public sector industries is emphasized.
The course is divided into two parts: the cross-sectional one and another one focused on the particular industries.
At the end of the first part, students should be able to:
- analyze in depth the major causes of the existence of both the public sector as a whole and its separate parts
- express alternative concepts of the effectiveness of the public sector and its structural changes
- understand and apply the core principles of the public procurement
- formulate the results of the public choice utilizing (resp. its concrete mechanisms)
The students should primarily be able to interpret concrete basic economic categories of the public sector, such as the output, costs, price, remuneration, motivation, investment, innovation, including their application to the entire non-profit sector.
The second part of the course focuses on the economy and management of the main public sector industries. The comparison with the EU countries is assumed. Students will understand the principles of the particular industries performing, as well as the principles of the public service provision.
  • The content of the course is divided into two parts, the cross-sectional one and another one, focused on the particular industries. The structure of the course is as follows:
  • - Management of the particular industries of the public sector
  • - Public administration
  • - Justice
  • - Military service and police
  • - Social services and social security
  • - Education, R&D
  • - Health care
  • - Culture and sports
  • - Environment protection
  • - Housing
  • - Transport
  • - Some up-to-date additional topics can be added.
    required literature
  • SVOBODA, František. Ekonomika veřejného sektoru. 1. vydání. Praha: Ekopress, 2017. 279 stran. ISBN 9788021085329. info
    recommended literature
  • SVOBODA, František. Tři archetypy evropské sociální politiky (Three Archetypes of European social policy). 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2012. 153 pp. Edice Hic sunt leones. ISBN 978-80-210-5990-0. doi:10.5817/CZ.MUNI.M210-5990-2012. Munishop info
  • The new Palgrave dictionary of economics. Edited by Steven N. Durlauf - Lawrence Blume. 2nd ed. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. xvii, 1003. ISBN 9780333786765. info
  • SMITH, Adam. Pojednání o podstatě a původu bohatství národů. Edited by Vladimír Irgl. Nové, přeprac. vyd. opatř. Praha: Liberální institut, 2001. xv s. ISBN 8086389154. info
Teaching methods
The lessons consist of the presentations of selected public sector branches, case studies of the selected industries, class discussions and individual consultations. Homework and seminary works are demanded. Presentations by professionals in the sectors are also being utilized.
Assessment methods
The course is concluded with an oral exam. Students are eligible to take the oral exam provided that they fulfill given conditions:
Write and present a seminar paper.
Before admission to the oral exam, students have to pass midterm and the final tests.
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.).
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Follow-Up Courses
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2018, recent)
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