Course syllabus RRVEF - Public Finance (FRDIS - WS 2012/2013)

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Course code: RRVEF
Course title in language of instruction: Veřejné finance
Course title in Czech: Public Finance
Course title in English: Public Finance
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (5 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes: full-time, 3/1 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction: Czech
Level of course: bachelor
Semester: WS 2012/2013
Name of lecturer: Ing. Robert Plaga, Ph.D. (instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Prerequisites: none
Aims of the course:
The aim of the module is to acquaint students with reasons of government interventions in economy and with principles of functioning of public finance in connection with access of candidate countries to European Union (European Monetary Union).
Attention is also paid to analyse of public budget system with regards to needful public finance reform in EU and in the Czech Republic (including possibilities of social security and health insurance reform). Part of the course is devoted to basic characteristic of fiscal federalism, fiscal policy and to fulfilment of fiscal convergence criteria.
Course contents:
1.Public sector, public finance (allowance 3/1)
2.Public goods and externalities (allowance 6/1)
3.Public choice theory (allowance 3/0)
4.Public budget system (allowance 6/0)
5.Central budget in the Czech Republic (allowance 6/0)
6.Bugeting process and local government (allowance 3/4)
7.Fiscal Policy (allowance 3/4)
8.Public deficit (allowance 3/4)
9.Gross government debt (allowance 3/0)
10.Fiscal federalism (allowance 6/0)
Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-Ability to analyse and synthesize
-Ability to comment on performance of others and to self-reflect
-Ability to work independently
-Professional knowledge
-Skilled at utilizing and processing information
-Work in team

Specific competences:
-Formulate opinions on various aspects of public finance issues
-Make analyses of budget management at various levels of public administration and self-administration and perform their evaluation

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 attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture42 h
     practice14 h
     consultation2 h
     preparation for exam40 h
     preparation of presentation12 h
     writing of seminar paper30 h
Total140 h
Assessment methods:
Essay, term paper, midterm term. Written exam.
Recommended reading:
TypeAuthorTitlePublished inPublisherYearISBN
RQHAMERNÍKOVÁ, B. -- MAAYTOVÁ, A. et al.Veřejné financePrahaASPI2007978-80-7357-301-0
RQPEKOVÁ, J.Hospodaření a finance územní samosprávyPrahaManagement Press200480-7261-086-4
RQPEKOVÁ, J.Veřejné finance: úvod do problematikyPrahaASPI2008978-80-7357-358-4
RQSTIGLITZ, J E.Economics of the public sectorNew YorkW. W. Norton20000-393-96651-8
RQDVOŘÁK, P.Veřejné finance, fiskální nerovnováha a finanční krizeV PrazeC.H. Beck2008978-80-7400-075-1


Last modification made by Bc. Vít Karber on 09/27/2012.

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