Course syllabus VF2 - Public Finance II (FBE - SS 2013/2014)

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Course code: VF2
Course title in language of instruction: Veřejné finance II
Course title in Czech: Public Finance II
Course title in English: Public Finance II
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (5 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes: full-time, 2/1 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
part-time, 16/0 (lectures per period / seminars per period)
Language of instruction: Czech
Level of course: master continuing
Semester: SS 2013/2014
Name of lecturer: Ing. Zuzana Richterková, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor, tutor)
Prerequisites: Final Bachelor Exam
Aims of the course:
The aim is to introduce advanced theories in public finance. The course developes the knowledge based on the Public Finance I and analyzes the importance and necesity of state intervences and public expenditure policy realization.
Course contents:
1.Public goods economic analysis (allowance 8/0)
a.implications of existence of public goods and externalities
b.revealing mechanism
c.PG and externalities problems solving

2.Analysis of public expenditures effectiveness (allowance 2/0)
a.methods, models, approaches

3.Fiscal Federalism Theory (allowance 4/0)
b.Tiebout Model
c.implications of existence of the FF

4.Fiscal Policy in Monetary Unions (allowance 8/0)
5.Public Choice Theory (allowance 4/0)
a.How the PCHT affects the fiscal behaviour of fiscal authorities

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to analyse and synthesize
-ability to make decisions
-professional knowledge
-work in team

Specific competences:
-Ability to identifiy fiscal imbalance sources and its solutions
-Capability of economic policy
-Knowledge of public goodk specifics and problems, its solutions and externalities and its solutions
-Public sector budget analysis providing
-Student is able to assess necessity of government interventions.

Type of course unit: required
Year of study: Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement: There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules: -
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load):
Type of teaching methodDaily attendanceCombined form
Direct teaching
     lecture24 h0 h
     practice12 h0 h
     consultation6 h16 h
     project work10 h0 h
     preparation for exam37 h87 h
     preparation for regular assessment20 h0 h
     preparation for regular testing31 h0 h
     preparation of presentation0 h15 h
     writing of seminar paper0 h22 h
Total140 h140 h
Assessment methods:
The Credit is necessary to be able to apply for exams. Min. 60 % from two written tests (Credit) is required.
Two test during the semester are as follows:
- mid-term I -- the test themed on the topics, which are discussed during the seminars and lectures (1st half of the semester)
- mid-term II -- the test themed on the topics, which are discussed during the seminars and lectures (2nd half of the semester)
Credit is compulsory for final exam participation. Participation on test is compulsory.
The final exam is oral. The points (Credit-points) are part of the evaluation -- final mark.
Recommended reading:
TypeAuthorTitlePublished inPublisherYearISBN
RQROSEN, H S. -- GAYER, T.Public financeBoston, MAMcGraw-Hill/Higher Education2010978-007-351135-1
RQDVOŘÁK, P.Veřejné finance, fiskální nerovnováha a finanční krizeV PrazeC.H. Beck2008978-80-7400-075-1
REMUSGRAVE, R A. -- MUSGRAVE, P B. et al.Veřejné finance v teorii a praxiPrahaManagement Press199480-85603-76-4
REVeřejné finance v demokratickém systémuPrahaComputer Press199880-7226-116-9
REJACKSON, P M. -- BROWN, C V.Ekonomie veřejného sektoruPrahaEurolex Bohemia200380-86432-09-2
REOCHRANA, F.Veřejná volba a řízení veřejných výdajůPrahaEkopress200380-86119-71-8
REŠIROKÝ, J. et al.Daňové teorie: s praktickou aplikacíPrahaC.H. Beck2008978-80-7400-005-8


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