Course: Public Economics

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Course title Public Economics
Course code UEV/PVEK
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 2
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
  • Stejskal Jan, doc. Ing. Ph.D.
  • Linhartová Veronika, Ing. et Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Introduction to problem Economics and public economics Public and non-profit sector Mixed economy and reasons for public sector existence Scope of poublic sector Public sector functions Alocation function Redistribution function Collective goods Externalities Natural monopoly

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book), Methods of individual activities
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to acquaint the students with basic issues and problems of public economics and economy and create theoretical base for further follow-up disciplines, especially public finance and economics of public sector.
Students will be able to solve partial problems of public economics, they will understand causes and effects of particular public economic processes and know how to select and apply adequate methods when solving selected problems of public economics and economy. Students will be able to defend these methods in the discussion.
Students must know the basics of microeconomics, in particular they must know the principles of the functioning of markets and the behavior of economic subjects, as well as forms of imperfect competition and its impact on markets.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Written examination, Student performance assessment

The assignment is granted upon writing 2 test and activity during the seminars and obtaining more than 60% of points. The examination is written, eventually oral.
Recommended literature
  • Mikušová Meričková, Beáta. Teorie a praxe veřejné ekonomiky. Praha: Wolters Kluwer, 2014. ISBN 978-80-7478-526-9.
  • STIGLITZ, J.:. Ekonomie veřejného sektoru. Praha: Grada, 1997.
  • STRECKOVÁ, Y., MALÝ, I.:. Veřejná ekonomie. Brno: Masarykova Univerzita v Brně, 1997.
  • TETŘEVOVÁ, L.:. Veřejná ekonomie I. - II. díl (pro kombinovanou formu studia). Pardubice: Univerzita Pardubice, 2005.

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