Course syllabus EKVS - Public Sector Economy (FRDIS - WS 2020/2021)


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Course code: EKVS
Course title in Czech:
Public Sector Economy
Course title in English: Public Sector Economy
Semester: WS 2020/2021
Mode of completion and number of credits:
Exam (6 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes:
full-time, 2/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Level of course:
master; master continuing
Course type:
required
Type of delivery:
usual, consulting
Mode of delivery for our mobility students abroad:
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Language of instruction:
Czech
Course supervisor: doc. Ing. Ivana Blažková, Ph.D.
Course supervising department:
Faculty:
Teachers:
doc. Ing. Ivana Blažková, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
doc. Ing. Gabriela Chmelíková, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Ing. Radka Redlichová, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Prerequisites:
not Public Sector Economy in English and (Microeconomics or State Bachelor Exam or Microeconomics in English)
 
Timetable in this semester:
Day
From-till
Room
Teacher
Entry
FrequencyCapacity
Friday
11.00-12.50
Z15 (ČP II.)I. Blažková, G. Chmelíková, R. RedlichováLecture
Every week
90
Friday
13.00-14.50
Z15 (ČP II.)
SeminarEvery week
60
 
Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
The course is focused on basic questions and problems connected with existence, working and financing of the public sector in conditions of mixed economics. Strong impact is put on understanding of reasons for the state interventions and the ability to analyze their impacts, no matter if they are in form of regulation or planning. Significant part of the course content is formed by problem of public choice and public sector financing.
 
Course content:
1.
Public sector in mixed economy (allowance 4/4)
 
a.Definition, structure and size of the public sector
b.Analysis of public expenditure growth
c.Market failure as a reason for the existence of the public sector

2.
Economic analysis of public goods (allowance 4/4)
 
a.
Definitions, net public goods and mixed goods
b.Effective provision of public goods
c.
Theory of clubs and club goods

3.
Public choice theory (allowance 6/6)
 
a.Collective and public choice (public choice in direct democracy and experimental and behavioral economics)
b.
Interest groups (lobbying, rent-seeking)
c.
Voting

4.
Economics of bureaucracy (allowance 2/2)
 
a.
Downs' model of a bureaucrat
b.Niskanen's model of the bureaucrat

5.
Public finances (allowance 2/2)
 
a.
Definition of the concept of public finance, system of public budgets, state budget of the Czech Republic
b.
Spatial aspects of public finances, fiscal federalism

6.Public revenues (allowance 4/4)
 
a.
Structure of public revenues, tax revenues
b.
Tax system of the Czech Republic
c.
Tax principles, economic consequences of taxation

7.Public expenditure (allowance 2/2)
 
a.
Structure and size of public expenditure
b.
Relation to income

Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching method
Daily attendance
lecture
24 h
practice24 h
consultation
10 h
preparation for exam80 h
preparation for regular testing
30 h
preparation of presentation0 h
elaboration and execution of projects
0 h
Total168 h
 
Assessment methods:
Credit: minimum 10 points (in total from 3 continuous tests).

Final evaluation: maximum 100 points
- 45 points - 3 tests)
- 55 points - written exam test

Overall evaluation:
A … 94-100 points
B … 87-93 points
C … 81-86 points
D … 72-80 points
E … 65-71 points
F … 64-0 points
 
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement typeDaily attendance
Mid-term test(s)
45 %
Final test
55 %
Total
100 %
 
Recomended reading and other learning resources:
Basic:
JACKSON, P M. -- BROWN, C V. Ekonomie veřejného sektoru. 1st ed. Praha: Eurolex Bohemia, 2003. 733 p. Ekonomie. ISBN 80-86432-09-2.
STIGLITZ, J E. Ekonomie veřejného sektoru. 1st ed. Praha: Grada Publishing, 1997. 661 p. ISBN 80-7169-454-1.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
Programme C-RED Regional Development, full-time form, initial period SS 2019/2020
Programme C-RED Regional Development, full-time form, initial period WS 2020/2021
 
Course listed in previous semesters:
WS 2019/2020, WS 2018/2019, SS 2017/2018, SS 2016/2017, WS 2016/2017, SS 2015/2016 (and older)
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Last modification made by Bc. Vít Karber on 09/18/2020.

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