Course: Public Economics

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Course title Public Economics
Course code EVS/NAVEB
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • TVRDOŇ Michal, doc. Mgr. Ing. Ph.D.
  • MAJEROVÁ Ingrid, Dr. Ing.
Course content
1. Introduction to the economics of the public sector 2. Causes of the existence of public sector, the mixed economy 3. Government failure 4. Economic analysis of public goods 5. Examining the economic externalities 6. Public choice theory and its application 7. Collective choice 8. Social decision making in direct and indirect democracy 9. Public finance 10. Public investment and public support 11. Public procurement and concession contracts 12. Public control 13. Public Informatics

Learning activities and teaching methods
Skills demonstration, Seminar classes
  • unspecified - 13 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 26 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 40 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 70 hours per semester
Recommended literature
  • FORTE, F. Principles of Public Economics: A Public Choice Approach. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2010. ISBN 978-1858986739.
  • GRUBER, J. Public Finance and Public Policy. New York: Worth Publishers, 2011. ISBN 978-1-4292-1949-5.
  • MYLES, G. D. Public Economics. Cambridge: University Press, 2002. ISBN 0-521-49721-3.
  • STIGLITZ, J. E. Economics of the Public Sector. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2000. ISBN 978-0393966510.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
School of Business Administration in Karvina Banking (13) Economy 2 Winter