BPV_VEF1 Public Finance 1

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Spring 2011
Extent and Intensity
2/2/0. 8 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. PhDr. Jan Šelešovský, CSc. (lecturer)
doc. Ing. Robert Jahoda, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Ing. Petra Dvořáková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Jarmila Zaviačičová (lecturer)
Mgr. Ing. Petra Dvořáková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Ing. Michaela Horňáková (seminar tutor)
doc. Ing. Robert Jahoda, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Ing. Lenka Matějová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Ing. Tereza Šrámková (seminar tutor)
doc. PhDr. Jiří Winkler, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Jan Šelešovský, CSc.
Department of Public Economics - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Contact Person: Mgr. Kateřina Kociánová
Tue 11:05–12:45 P101
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
BPV_VEF1/01: Tue 16:20–17:55 P201
BPV_VEF1/02: Wed 14:35–16:15 P106, T. Šrámková
BPV_VEF1/03: Wed 7:40–9:15 P102, L. Matějová
BPV_VEF1/04: Wed 7:40–9:15 P106, M. Horňáková
BPV_VEF1/05: Wed 12:50–14:30 P102, P. Dvořáková, R. Jahoda
BPV_VEF1/06: Wed 12:50–14:30 P106, T. Šrámková
BPV_VEF1/07: Thu 7:40–9:15 P303, P. Dvořáková, R. Jahoda
BPV_VEF1/08: Thu 7:40–9:15 P106, M. Horňáková
BPV_VEF1/09: Thu 9:20–11:00 P303, P. Dvořáková, R. Jahoda
BPV_VEF1/10: Thu 11:05–12:45 P304, M. Horňáková
BPV_VEF1/11: Wed 14:35–16:15 P201, L. Matějová
BPV_VEF1/12: Thu 9:20–11:00 P102, M. Horňáková
(! PVVEFI Public Finance I ) && ( BPE_MAE1 Macroeconomics 1 || PEMAKI Macroeconomics I || PEMAAI Macroeconomics I )
Only students who did not attend course PVVEFI 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 aim of the course is to deepen and upgrade students' knowledge of 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 public budgets and their individual components,
- interpret the budgetary process,
- identify various types of public expenditures and revenues,
- understand fund financing,
- compare models of fiscal federalism,
- consider the importance of regional and municipal budgets,
- summarize the role of the EU budget and European funds.
Knowledge gained in this course serves as a theoretical-methodological basis for the comprehension of the subsequent degree courses.
  • The content of this course is divided into two basic parts. The first part (topics 1 - 6) deals with the components of public finance, structure of public expenditures and revenues and public finance management. The second part (topics 7 - 13) concerns with the theory and practice of fiscal federalism and international public finance.
  • 1. Theory of public finance
  • 2. Public expenditures and public revenues
  • 3. System of public budgets and budgetary rules
  • 4. Reforms of public budgets
  • 5. Pension system from the financial point of view
  • 6. Theory of fiscal imbalance
  • 7. Fiscal federalism
  • 8. Municipal budgets
  • 9. Regional budgets
  • 10. Organizations established on the state, regional and municipal levels
  • 11. Financial management and audit in public administration
  • 12. International public finance
  • 13. Financial system of the EU and structural operations
    required literature
  • HAMERNÍKOVÁ, Bojka and Alena MAAYTOVÁ. Veřejné finance. 2., aktualiz. vyd. Praha: Wolters Kluwer Česká republika, 2010. 340 s. ISBN 9788073574970. info
  • PEKOVÁ, Jitka and Jaroslav PILNÝ. Veřejná správa a finance veřejného sektoru. Edited by Marek Jetmar. 3., aktualiz. a rozš. vyd. Praha: ASPI, 2008. 712 s. ISBN 9788073573515. info
    recommended literature
  • PROVAZNÍKOVÁ, Romana. Financování měst, obcí a regionů : teorie a praxe. 2. aktualiz. a rozš. vyd. Praha: Grada, 2009. 304 s. ISBN 9788024727899. info
  • ŠELEŠOVSKÝ, Jan. Veřejné finance v ČR a EU. První. Brno: ESF MU, 2004. 170 pp. ISBN 80-210-3410-6. info
Teaching methods
The course takes the form of both lectures and seminars. There are explained basic thesis of public finance topics within lectures, which are further discussed during seminars. Presentation of students' homework is a part of each seminar. Students focus on the particular issue, which they classify, evaluate and demonstrate possible solutions with usage of a practical example.
Assessment methods
The course is concluded with an oral exam. Students are eligible to take the oral exam provided that they fulfill given conditions. Student is obliged to collect at least 60 % of points from the continuous evaluation in seminars. The continuous evaluation is based on two written tests and the elaboration and presentation of a seminar paper on a given topic. The teacher can award students with “bonus” points if they are active during the seminars. Not gaining the required minimum of points is considered as a failure to prepare continuously. It does not mean that students can re-take the “failed” tests or the seminar paper either. Students are graded with an F in such a case.
Detailed information concerning the seminar paper and the tests is available in the interactive syllabi of the course in the IS MU.
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.).
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Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
General note: Nezapisují si studenti, kteří absolvovali předmět PVVEFI.Zapisují si studenti, kteří mají splněno BPE_MAE1 nebo PEMAKI .
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021.
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