MPV_VEF2 Public Finance 2

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Autumn 2014
Extent and Intensity
2/1/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. PhDr. Jan Šelešovský, CSc. (lecturer)
Mgr. Ing. Lenka Matějová, Ph.D. (assistant)
doc. Ing. Robert Jahoda, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Eduard Bakoš, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Ing. Petra Dvořáková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Michaela Horňáková (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Jan Šelešovský, CSc.
Department of Public Economics - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Contact Person: Jana Biskupová
Supplier department: Department of Public Economics - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Mon 11:05–12:45 P312
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
MPV_VEF2/01: each odd Monday 12:50–14:30 P312, E. Bakoš, R. Jahoda, L. Matějová, J. Šelešovský
MPV_VEF2/02: each even Monday 12:50–14:30 P312, E. Bakoš, R. Jahoda, L. Matějová, J. Šelešovský
! PVVFII Public Finance II
The course is a follow-up to the Public Finance I course. Only students who did not attend course PVVFII 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
Course objectives
At the end of this course, students should be able to:

- identify contemporary issues of public finance

- understand both the theory and practice of the budget policy

- clarify various methods of public expenditure management

- explain the importance of public budget reforms in the Czech Republic and in general

- comprehend the importance of the state treasury and its activities

- compare different models of pension systems

- understand financial flows in health-care

- analyze public debt management

- evaulate fiscal sustainability of public finance

  • The course covers the following topics that are scheduled for certain weeks of the semester:

    1st – 3rd week: Reforms of Public Budgets

    4th – 5th week: Public Expenditure Management

    6th – 7th week: State Treasury

    8th – 9th week: Public Debt Management

    10th – 11th week: European Public Finance – selected issues

    12th – 13th week: Contemporary Issues of Regional and Municipal Budgets

    required literature
  • Řízení veřených výdajů :odborná příručka pro tranzitivní země. Edited by Richard Allen - Daniel Tommasi. České vyd. Praha: Ministerstvo financí ČR, 2002. 496 s. ISBN 80-85045-12-5. info
  • PEKOVÁ, Jitka. Veřejné finance : teorie a praxe v ČR. Vyd. 1. Praha: Wolters Kluwer Česká republika, 2011. 642 s. ISBN 9788073576981. info
  • HAMERNÍKOVÁ, Bojka and Alena MAAYTOVÁ. Veřejné finance. 2., aktualiz. vyd. Praha: Wolters Kluwer Česká republika, 2010. 340 s. ISBN 9788073574970. info
  • HYMAN, David N. Public finance : a contemporary application of theory to policy. 9th ed. Mason: Thomson South-Western, 2008. xix, 748. ISBN 9780324537192. info
    recommended literature
  • DVOŘÁK, Pavel. Veřejné finance, fiskální nerovnováha a finanční krize. Vyd. 1. Praha: C.H. Beck, 2008. xx, 343. ISBN 9788074000751. info
  • MEDVEĎ, Jozef. Verejné financie. Bratislava: Sprint, vfra, 2005. 464 s. ISBN 8089085326. info
  • KÖNIG, Petr. Rozpočet a politiky Evropské unie : příležitost pro změnu. 2. aktualiz. vyd. Praha: C.H. Beck, 2009. xxxiv, 630. ISBN 9788074000119. info
  • PROVAZNÍKOVÁ, Romana. Financování měst, obcí a regionů : teorie a praxe. 2. aktualiz. a rozš. vyd. Praha: Grada, 2009. 304 s. ISBN 9788024727899. info
  • Strategic public finance. Edited by S. J. Bailey. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004. xiv, 288 p. ISBN 0333922212. info
  • PEKOVÁ, Jitka. Finance územní samosprávy : teorie a praxe v ČR. Praha: Wolters Kluwer Česká republika, 2011. 587 s. ISBN 9788073576141. info
  • ŠELEŠOVSKÝ, Jan. Hospodaření krajské samosprávy (Economic Management of the Region). První. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2010. 204 pp. ISBN 978-80-210-5423-3. 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
Teaching methods
The course takes the form of both lectures and seminars. There are explained main thesis of the topics within lectures, which are further discussed during seminars. Students show their comprehension of the topic by interpretation and comparison of main relation within. Presentation of students' homework is a part of each seminar. Students focus on the particular problem from the given topic, which they analyze 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 gain at least 36 points during semester in the following activities:

1. seminar paper on a given topic (presentation - maximum 10 points, written paper - maximum 10 points);

2. written test in the last week of the semester (maximum 40 points);

3. points for being active during seminars (not limited).

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
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
General note: Nezapisují si studenti, kteří absolvovali předmět PVVFII.
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 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020.
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