Course: Economics of Public Sector

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Course title Economics of Public Sector
Course code UEV/KEVS
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 3
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Sobotka Martin, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Introduction to the economics of the public sector. Economy of justice and police. Economy of education Economy of culture. Economy of health service. Economy of physical culture and sport. Economy of social security. Economy of transport. Economy of housing. Economy of environmental care. Economy of state defence. Economy of church and religious communities. Economy of research and development. Economy of agriculture.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Work with text (with textbook, with book), Methods of individual activities
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to provide the students on the basis of the acquaintance with economics, public finance, public economics and other economic disciplines with the knowledge of functioning and financing in basic branches of the public sector.
Students will be able to apply acquired knowledge in solving economic problems in particular branches, i.e. education, health service etc.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Written examination, Home assignment evaluation

The assignment will be given on the basis of elaboration and acceptance of engaged works. The alternative assignment will be given on the basis of acceptance of seminar work elaborated according to instuctions specified at seminars. The exam will be written (for ordinary and the first resit term), oral (for the second resit term).
Recommended literature
  • NAHODIL, F.:. Veřejná správa a financování veřejného sektoru. Plzeň: Aleš Čeněk, 2014.
  • PEKOVÁ, J., PILNÝ, J., JETMAR, M.:. Veřejný sektor - řízení a financování. Praha: Wolters Kluwer, 2012.
  • REKTOŘÍK, J. a kol.:. Ekonomika a řízení odvětví veřejného sektoru. Praha: Ekopress, 2007.
  • STIGLITZ, J.:. Ekonomie veřejného sektoru. Praha: Grada, 1997.

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