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Economics of Public Sector

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Course Unit Code153-0501/02
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated4 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Choice-compulsory
Level of Course Unit *First Cycle
Year of Study *
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredSummer Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionEnglish
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites Course succeeds to compulsory courses of previous semester
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
SLA31Ing. David Slavata, Ph.D.
Summary
The contents of the course Economics of Public Sector is oriented towards the description of the economic categories from that field. It shows the characteristics of the each segment of public sector, its economics and organisation with the special attention on the allocation of public expenditures. It also describes microeconomic and macroeconomic connections, rational functions, management and international comparison of the selected segments of the public sector.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
You will know how:
• to characterize and identify the particular branches of public sector,
• to specify their institutional, legislative and documentation aspects,
• to define the role of the public sector within the national economy.

You will be able:
• to evaluate the position of the particular branches within the whole public sector,
• to identify the subjects participating on the provision of the public sector services,
• to judge the micro and macro economical connections and rational operating of the selected branches and segments of the public sector.

You will gain:
• knowledge in the structure of particular branches of the public sector,
• information on the possibilities of financing both from public and private resources,
• integrated view of the economics of the private and public sector in the particular branches.
Course Contents
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Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
COLEBATCH, H. K. Policy. 3rd ed. University of New South Wales, Australia, 2009. 184 p. ISBN: 978-0-335-23540-7.
LANE, J. E. The Public Sector, Concepts, Models and Approaches. 3rd ed. Geneva: University of Geneva, 2000. 368 p. ISBN: 978-0-761-96749-1.
STIGLITZ, J. E. Economics of the Public Sector. 3rd ed. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2000. 823 p. ISBN: 978-0-393-96651-0.
COLEBATCH, H. K. Policy. 3rd ed. University of New South Wales, Australia, 2009. 184 p. ISBN: 978-0-335-23540-7.
LANE, J. E. The Public Sector, Concepts, Models and Approaches. 3rd ed. Geneva: University of Geneva, 2000. 368 p. ISBN: 978-0-761-96749-1.
STIGLITZ, J. E. Economics of the Public Sector. 3rd ed. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2000. 823 p. ISBN: 978-0-393-96651-0.
Recommended Reading:
BARR, N. The Economics of the Welfare State. Stanford: Stanford University
Press, 1998. ISBN 0-8047-3551-4.
ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC COOPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT. Ethics in Public Service. Paris: OECD, 1996.
STARRETT, D.A.: Foundation of Public Economics. Cambridge University Press, 1988.
STIGLITZ, J.: Economics of the Public Sector. New York, etc.: W.W.Norton
and Co. 1988.
BARR, N. The Economics of the Welfare State. Stanford: Stanford University
Press, 1998. ISBN 0-8047-3551-4.
ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC COOPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT. Ethics in Public Service. Paris: OECD, 1996.
STARRETT, D.A.: Foundation of Public Economics. Cambridge University Press, 1988.
STIGLITZ, J.: Economics of the Public Sector. New York, etc.: W.W.Norton
and Co. 1988.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Individual consultations
Assesment methods and criteria
Tasks are not Defined