2002 Economic analysis in public administration
- Study programme and level: Master’s Degree Programme Administration- Public sector governance 2nd Cycle
- 1st year
- 8 ECTS
- Course type: Core
- Lectures: 28
- Seminar: 14
- Other forms of study: 118
- Individual work: 80
- Lecturer: Aleksander Aristovnik, PhD
2. Content (Syllabus outline)
- Microeconomic concept of the national economy and public administration
- Fundamentals of the market economy, market failures and (in) efficiency
- The role of the state and its forms of intervention
- Analysis of regulatory and administrative barriers/burdens
- Public choice
- Cost/benefit analysis in public administration
- The macroeconomic concept of the national economy and public administration
- Economic cycles and stabilization policy
- Labor market and public administration
- Economics of welfare
- Analysis of public expenditure
- Economic impact of public administration reform
- Mankiw, N. G. (2015). Principles of microeconomics. Cengage Learning. 7th Edition (izbrana poglavja) 85 str.
- Stiglitz, J. E., & Rosengard, J. K. (2015). Economics of the Public Sector: Fourth International Student Edition. WW Norton & Company. (izbrana poglavja) 70 str.
- Ehrenberg, R. G., & Smith, R. S. (2016). Modern labor economics: Theory and public policy. Routledge. (izbrana poglavja) 35 str.
- Mankiw, N. G. (2014). Principles of macroeconomics. Cengage Learning. 7th Edition (izbrana poglavja) 55 str.
- Weimer, D. L., & Vining, A. R. (2015). Policy analysis: Concepts and practice. Routledge. (izbrana poglavja) 45 str.
- Shah, A. (2005). Public expenditure analysis. World Bank Publications. (izbrana poglavja) 40 str.
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4. Objectives and competences
- student understands the micro- and macro-economic reasons for the existence and functioning of public administration
- student analyzes the impact of state intervention in the functioning of the economy
- student understands the different approaches and tools to analyze the economic consequences of public administration and public policy
- student analyzes complex economic problems of public administration
- student is able to solve the economic problems in the field of public administration and look for different ways of solving them
- students will be able guidance system of economic concepts in the context of public administration and public policy
- student will understand the economic phenomena in public administration at the micro and macro level
- students will be able to understand the economic content and analysis of the functioning of the national economy and its relationship with the public administration and public policy
- students will be able to explain and compare the actions of public policies
- students will be able to connect and transfer the acquired knowledge into practice
5. Intended learning outcomes
Student is able/capable:
- independently apply this knowledge in solving issues or. problems in practice
- address a specific issue or a complex economic. problem, the professional process and findings shared with other
- to analyze the meaning and consequences of state intervention in the economy
- critically assess and evaluate the decisions and actions in the economy, social institutions and policies
- independently analyze developments in the economy, social institutions and policies
6. Learning and teaching methods
- preparations for lectures
- preparations for seminars
- case study
- seminar paper
Written and/or oral exam 80 %
Seminar paper 20 %
8. Lecturer's references
- MENCINGER, Jernej, ARISTOVNIK, Aleksander, VERBIČ Miroslav (2017). Asymmetric effects of fiscal policy in EU and OECD countries. Economic Modelling, vol. 61, str. 448-461.
- ARISTOVNIK, Aleksander, OBADIĆ, Alka (2015). The impact and efficiency of public administration excellence on fostering SMEs in EU countries. Amfiteatru economic, vol. 17, no. 39, str. 761-774.
- MENCINGER, Jernej, ARISTOVNIK, Aleksander, VERBIČ, Miroslav (2015). Revisiting the role of public debt in economic growth : the case of OECD countries. Inžinerinąe ekonomika, vol. 26, no. 1, str. 61-66.
- ARISTOVNIK, Aleksander, SELJAK, Janko, MENCINGER, Jernej (2013). Relative efficiency of police directorates in Slovenia : a non-parametric analysis. Expert systems with applications, vol. 40, iss. 2, str. 820-827.
- ARISTOVNIK, Aleksander (2012). The relative efficiency of education and R&D expenditures in the new EU member states. Journal of business economics and management, vol. 13, no. 5, str. 832-848.