Course syllabus EKVSA - Public Sector Economy in English (FRDIS - WS 2013/2014)

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Course code: EKVSA
Course title in Czech:
Public Sector Economy in English
Course title in English:
Public Sector Economy in English
WS 2013/2014
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: bachelor
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Course supervisor:
Course supervising department:
Department of Regional Development (FRDIS)
Teachers: Ing. Michelle Dorée, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
not Public Sector Economy and (Microeconomics in English or SBZ)
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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.Introduction into public economy (allowance 2/0)
a.Private and public sector
Public interest, public choice, public finance

Market failures and state interventions (allowance 10/6)
a.Externalities, public goods, asymetric information
State interventions - searching for optimal public-private mix
Internalisation, regulation, privatization, competition

3.Public choice (allowance 4/6)
Democracy and efficiency of resource allocation
Justice and efficiency

Public expenditures (allowance 8/6)
a.Inequality in incomes and its measurement
Impact and instruments of reducing of income disparity - social security, financing of health care and education
Optimalisation and effeciency of public expenditures - cost benefit analysis

Public income (allowance 4/6)
a.Introduction into tax theory na policy
b.Tax effects - tax impact
c.Tax systems, economic and legislative aspects of construction of these systems

Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching method
Daily attendance
28 h
6 h
project work
28 h
public presentation (oral)
2 h
preparation for exam
80 h
preparation of presentation
24 h
Total168 h
Assessment methods:
The course is finished by written exam, where the student proves systematic knowledge from public sector theory in the scope of this course. The written exam consists of two parts. First part of the exam covers cross-sectionally content of the whole course. This part is in form of test and its result has 20% weight in the final evaluation of the student. In the frame of the second part of the written exam, the student will elaborate answer to two given topics from predefined exam fields. This second part has the weight of 60 % in the final score of the student. The remaining 20 % of the student's evaluation is formed by the semester project, which will be completed by the student within the seminars. Handing over and the defence of the seminar project sets the condition for granting the credit.
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement type
Daily attendance
0 %
Recomended reading and other learning resources:
A course in public economics. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2004. 413 p. ISBN 0-521-82877-5.
STIGLITZ, J E. Economics of the public sector. 3rd ed. New York: W. W. Norton, 2000. 823 p. ISBN 0-393-96651-8.

AUERBACH, A J. -- FELDSTEIN, M S. Handbook of public economics. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2007. 484 p. Handbooks in economics. ISBN 0-444-87667-7.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
Field of study B-ITSE-IDSE International Development Studies, full-time form, initial period WS 2011/2012
Field of study C-RDE-SEDRE Socioeconomic and Environmental Development of Regions, full-time form, initial period WS 2013/2014
Course listed in previous semesters:
WS 2019/2020, WS 2018/2019, WS 2017/2018, WS 2016/2017, SS 2015/2016, WS 2015/2016 (and older)
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