153-0422/02 – 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 graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2009/2010Year of cancellation2020/2021
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
HAL08 prof. Ing. Dušan Halásek, CSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Part-time Credit and Examination 6+6

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Knowledge – you will be able to: - define the concepts of decision making and management in the public sector, - evaluate the factors influencing the size and structure of public sector in today's mixed economies, - include a specific public service into a set of blocks of public goods - assess the effectiveness of selected public services by exact methods. Skills – you will be able to: - determine, which of the proposed options is optimal for public projects - decide on the implementation on the basis of these findings, - evaluate conditions in the Czech Republic for implementation of public procurement and concession contracts, including public-private partnership, - apply theoretical approaches in area of subsidies and public aids on budgets of local governments, - decide for an effective way to regulate positive and negative externalities. Habits - you get: - overview in area of decision making and management in the public sector, especially in their differences from the private sector - knowledge about choosing the best option to implement a public expenditure program or project, especially with the input-output methods (CMA, CBA, CEA, CUA), - the ability to form specific area and the decision-making methods, in analyzing efficiency of the public sector, including the necessary compromise between efficiency and equity, which is usual for decision-making in the public sector.

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

Students solve and send corresponding tasks via Moodle system.


The course is created by e-learning form in Moodle system.

Other requirements



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.

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2015/2016 Winter semester, validity until: 2020/2021 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 42  20
        Examination Examination 58  9 3
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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeBranch/spec.Spec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2015/2016 (N6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6202T055) Public Economics and Administration K 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 - K - cs 2016/2017 Part-time Czech Optional EKF - Faculty of Economics stu. block

Assessment of instruction

2015/2016 Winter