153-0322/04 – Public Sector Decision-Making (RVS)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Public EconomicsCredits4
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Dušan Halásek, CSc.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Dušan Halásek, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2006/2007Year of cancellation2016/2017
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
HAL08 prof. Ing. Dušan Halásek, CSc.
LEN05 Ing. David Lenert, Ph.D., MBA
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+1

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Knowledge – you will know: - to judge the function and the sense of the public policy in the society, - to make clear the structure of the public policy idea and approaches to particular public policies definitions. Skills – you will be able: - to characterize the public policy meaning for social practices, - to define sections of the public interest as the public policy objectives, - to divide and exercise criteria, procedures and methods of public policies. Habits – you will gain: - quality base about public policy participants or particular public policies, - awareness of citizens role during the participation on public interests enforcement into public policies.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


The aim of the course is to create experiences and knowledge of the subject Economics of Public Sector. It specify main segments of public sector with the special attention on the decision of the allocation of public expenditures. It also describes some economic aspects of transformation of the public sector in Czech Republic. The financing is not only the thing which is very important, but also effective and rational decision within public sector.

Compulsory literature:

Hodge, G. A., Grave, C. and Boardman A. E. (eds.) International Handbook on Public-Private Partnerships. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2010. 631 pp. ISBN 9780857932488.

Recommended literature:

Hodge, G. A., Grave, C. and Boardman A. E. (eds.) International Handbook on Public-Private Partnerships. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2010. 631 pp. ISBN 9780857932488.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

During the semester, students actively perform predeterminated topics.


Other requirements

další požadavky nejsou stanoveny.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. The essence of decision making and management in the public sector. 2. The concept of the public sector, causes of its existence, public policy, standardization of public services. 3. Application of the theory of public expenditures as an instrument for decision making, the input-output methods. 4. The size of the public sector, public-private partnership (PPP). 5. Application of the needs theory to decision making in the public sector. 6. Application of the public choice theory, the role of government in the public sector. 7. Application of the decision theory in the public sector (equality, equity, efficiency). 8. Application of the decision theory in the public sector (the social optimum, the social benefits). 9. Decision making under risk and uncertainty (stochastic method). 10. Macroeconomic aspects of public sector, flows of revenues, expenditures and products. 11. Application of the theory of externalities in the public sector. 12. Application of the theory of subsidies. 13. Current issues of contemporary public sector in the Czech Republic. Seminars and practice topics - Analysis of the results monitoring of activities in the public sector, based on three indicators. Examples of the bulletin of Supreme Audit Office. - Methods useful for promoting new policies (Ochrana, 2002, ch. 6) and the group generating new ideas. - Public-private partnership (PPP), examples of specific applications. - Decision-making procedures in the application of input-output methods in the public sector.

Conditions for subject completion

Conditions for completion are defined only for particular subject version and form of study

Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2015/2016 (N6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6202T055) Public Economics and Administration P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

Occurrence in special blocks

Block nameAcademic yearForm of studyStudy language YearWSType of blockBlock owner
Subject block without study plan - EKF - P - cs 2016/2017 Full-time Czech Optional EKF - Faculty of Economics stu. block