BPV_ZVFS Introduction to Public Finance and Public Administration

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Autumn 2017
Extent and Intensity
2/2/0. 8 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Ing. Petra Dvořáková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Ing. Robert Jahoda, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Ing. Lenka Matějová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Ing. David Špaček, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Jiří Špalek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Barbora Baisa (seminar tutor)
Ing. Lucia Hrůzová (seminar tutor)
Ing. Jakub Pejcal (seminar tutor)
Ing. Jana Rozmarinová (seminar tutor)
Ing. Iveta Štarhová (seminar tutor)
Ing. Petra Zelenáková (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
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
Thu 9:20–11:00 P102
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
BPV_ZVFS/01: No timetable has been entered into IS. P. Zelenáková
BPV_ZVFS/03: Wed 12:50–14:30 P201, J. Rozmarinová
BPV_ZVFS/04: Mon 16:20–17:55 P103, B. Baisa
BPV_ZVFS/06: Wed 18:00–19:35 P104, L. Hrůzová
Prerequisites (in Czech)
(! BPV_VEEK Public Economics )&&(! BPV_APEC Public Economics )
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 180 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 6/180, only registered: 0/180, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/180
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The aim is that after graduating student at the basic level understands the form, methods of operation and financing of the public sector. The course is based on basic economic theory applicable to the public sector and continues to the introduction of form and function of public administration, including the financial flows between the various components. Economic theory, which is part of the course, is illustrated primarily on the reality of the Czech Republic. Learning knowledge can be used if a student interested in a deeper study of the operation and financing of the public sector, while it also facilitates orientation in the daily discussions about the function and role of the state and give him a better and easier to evaluate the effects of changes in public policies.
Learning outcomes
After graduating the course, students should be able to explain the role and functions of the state, causes of the existence of public sector objectives and the cost of current government policies and the role of public choice in their enforcement, to describe the structure and function of Czech public budgets, to understand differences in the position, function and funding of regional government and also should be able to compare the above-described problems from a historical and international perspective.
  • 1) The public sector and its role in a mixed economy, causes of the existence public sector
  • 2) The position of the public sector, extent and reasons for failure of PS
  • 3) Public choice, public policy
  • 4) General overview of the scope and structure of public finances, budgetary system and process
  • 5) The functions of public finance, the redistribution element of public finance
  • 6) Public revenues I, introduction to the tax theory
  • 7) Public revenues II, tax administration
  • 8) Fiscal imbalance
  • 9) Reforms of PS in foreign countries, trends and specific reforms in Central and Eastern Europe
  • 10) The Role and organization of the central administration
  • 11) Role and organization of local administration
  • 12) Fiscal federalism and the international finance
  • 13) E-government – the Czech Republic and foreign countries
    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
  • POTŮČEK, Martin. Veřejná politika. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství (SLON), 2005. 399 s. ISBN 8086429504. info
  • HENDRYCH, Dušan. Správní právo. Obecná část. 5. rozšíř. vyd. Praha: C.H.BECK, 2003. 793 pp. ISBN 80-717-9671-9. info
  • POMAHAČ, Richard and Olga VIDLÁKOVÁ. Veřejná správa. Vyd. 1. Praha: C.H. Beck, 2002. xii, 278. ISBN 8071797480. info
  • STIGLITZ, Joseph E. Ekonomie veřejného sektoru. Vyd. 1. Praha: Grada, 1997. 661 s. ISBN 8071694541. info
Teaching methods
The course takes the form of both lectures and seminars. In lectures the basic themes are explained to students, which are discussed in seminars. During the seminars, students discuss specific problems, which explains and reviews. There is the Interactive Syllabi where can be found all necessary information.
Assessment methods
The course is concluded with an oral exam. Students are eligible to take the oral exam provided that they fulfil 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. In the evaluation oral examination the examiner shall take into account the continuous assessment of student of study activities.
Any copying, recording or leaking tests, use of unauthorized tools, aids and communication devices, or other disruptions of objectivity of exams (credit tests) will be considered non-compliance with the conditions for course completion as well as a severe violation of the study rules. Consequently, the teacher will finish the exam (credit test) by awarding grade "F" in the Information System, and the Dean will initiate disciplinary proceedings that may result in study termination. 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
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
General note: Nezapisují si studenti oborů mateřských na ESF MU. Nezapisují si studenti, kteří absolvovali předmět BPV_VEEK nebo BKV_VEEK nebo BPV_APEC.
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 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020.
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