153-0501/02 – Economics of Public Sector (EPS)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Public EconomicsCredits4
Subject guarantorIng. David Slavata, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. David Slavata, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2014/2015Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
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SLA31 Ing. David Slavata, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 2+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

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.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


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.

Compulsory literature:

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 literature:

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.

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Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

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Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2014/2015 Summer semester)
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Examination Examination 100  51
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Incoming students - bachelor study 2018/2019 Full-time English Choice-compulsory 163 - International Office stu. block
Incoming Students 2017/2018 Full-time English Choice-compulsory 163 - International Office stu. block
Incoming Students 2016/2017 Full-time English Choice-compulsory 163 - International Office stu. block
Incoming Students 2015/2016 Full-time English Choice-compulsory 163 - International Office stu. block
Incoming Students 2014/2015 Full-time Czech Choice-compulsory 163 - International Office stu. block