Course syllabus STI - State Interference and Business (FRDIS - WS 2014/2015)

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Course code: STI
Course title in language of instruction: Státní ingerence a podnikání
Course title in Czech: State Interference and Business
Course title in English: State Interference and Business
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (4 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes: full-time, 3/0 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction: Czech
Level of course: master; master continuing
Semester: WS 2014/2015
Name of lecturer: doc. Ing. Ivana Blažková, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, tutor)
prof. Dr. Ing. Libor Grega (supervisor)
Prerequisites: not State Interference and Business in English
Aims of the course:
The objective of the course is explain economic justification of state ingerences, determine market failures, character of state interventions in industries with market power and in international trade, to determine taxes and public expenditures as a form of state intervention, to determine policies for support of competitiveness in the markets and government failures.
Course contents:
1.Welfare economics (allowance 3/2)
a.Neoclassical approach
b.New welfare economics

2.Market failures (allowance 2/0)
a.Excessive market power
c.Public goods

3.Typology of state interventions (allowance 2/2)
4.Regulation in industries with market power (allowance 5/4)
a.Price regulation
b.Non-price regulation

5.State ingerence in international trade (allowance 5/4)
a.Tariff and non-tariff barriers of trade
b.Export support
c.Support of underdeveloped industries

6.Taxes as a form of state ingerence (allowance 3/4)
a.Theory of taxation
b.Impact and transfer of taxes

7.Public expenditures as a form of state ingerence (allowance 2/2)
8.Government and firms (allowance 2/4)
a.State supported goods
b.Support of entrepreneurship
c.Privatization versus state ownership
d.Support of innovations

9.Government policies for support of competitiveness of market environment (allowance 2/4)
a.Alternative concepts of restriction of excessive market power
b.EU policy
c.CR policy

10.Externalities (allowance 2/0)
a.Positive and negative externalities
b.Environmental standard, penalties and taxes
c.Tradeable permits to pollute

11.Government failures (allowance 1/2)
Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to analyse and synthesize
-ability to apply knowledge
-spirit of enterprise

Specific competences:
-Ability to economically argue government intervention in the marketplace.
-Knowledge of the CR and EU policies to promote competition.
-Knowledge of the tools of economic regulation and the ability of their applications.

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
     lecture28 h
     seminar14 h
     preparation for exam40 h
     preparation for regular testing10 h
     writing of seminar paper20 h
Total112 h
Assessment methods:
individual seminar work :20% of total evaluation
mid-term written test :20% of total evaluation
final exam (combined) :60% of total evaluation
Recommended reading:
TypeAuthorTitlePublished inPublisherYearISBN
RQFERGUSON, P R. -- FERGUSON, G J.Business Economics : The Application of Economic TheoryLondonThe Macmillan Press19930-333-54247-9
RQGREGA, L.Ekonomická opodstatněnost podpory zemědělstvíBrnoMendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, Provozně ekonomická fakulta200580-7157-829-0
RQJOHANSSON, P.An introduction to modern welfare economicsCambridgeCambridge University Press19910-521-35616-4
RQKAHN, A E.The economics of regulation : principles and institutionsCambridge, Mass.MIT Press19880-262-61052-3
RQMANKIW, N G.Zásady ekonomiePrahaGrada Publishing200080-7169-891-1
RQROTHBARD, M N.Ekonomie státních zásahůPrahaLiberální institut2005
RQSOJKA, M.Dějiny ekonomických teoriíPrahaHavlíček Brain Team2010978-80-87109-21-2
RQThe economics of taxationCambridge, Mass.MIT Press0-262-19486-4
RQThe microeconomics of market failuresCambridgeMIT Press0-262-19443-0


Last modification made by Bc. Vít Karber on 01/06/2015.

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