566 Economics And Performance Analysis

566 Economics And Performance Analysis

  • Study programme and level: Master’s joint study programme Management in Administration 2nd Cycle
  • 1st year
  • 7 ECTS
  • Course type: Core course
  • Lectures: 28
  • Seminar: 14
  • Other study activities: 88
  • Individual work: 80
  • Language: English, Serbian, Slovene
  • Lecturer: Maja Klun, PhD, Aleksander Aristovnik, PhD, Nevenka Žarkić Joksimović, PhD


1. Content (Syllabus outline)

  • Economic problems in society
  • Regulation of public sector
  • Characteristics of public sector services
  • Changes in the performance of public sector
  • Budgetary financing sources
  • Non-budgetary financing sources
  • New business ideas
  • An entrepreneurial approach to fundraising
  • Analysis of the performance of public sector organizations
  • Decisions on investments in public institution
  • Public procurement
  • Case studies

2. Readings

  • PEVCIN, P. (2011): Expenditure effects of intergovernmental transfers – the case of Slovenia. Uprava, letnik IX, št. 4.
  • SETNIKAR CANKAR, Stanka,KLUN, Maja (2006). Značilnosti javnega sektorja v Sloveniji in ugotavljanje njegove učinkovitosti. Fakulteta za upravo, Ljubljana.
  • TEKAVČIČ, Metka, PENGER, Sandra (2009). Towards the implementation of Lisbon strategy goals and strategic change management process : the case study of Slovenian public sector. Ekonomska fakulteta, Ljubljana.
  • NEMEC, J. (2010): New Public Management and its Implementation in the CEE region: What do we know and where do we go? Uprava, letnik VIII, št. 1-2.
  • SETNIKAR CANKAR, Stanka, PEVCIN, Primož (2010).: Public administration role in social and economic transformation in south-east Europe. Fakulteta za upravo, Ljubljana.
  • LOUGHLIN, John, HENDRIKS, Frank, LINDSTRÖM, Anders (2011). The Oxford handbook of local and regional democracy in Europe. Oxford; Oxford University Press, New York. (izbrana poglavja).
  • SETNIKAR CANKAR, Stanka, PETKOVŠEK, Veronika (2010). Evropske direktive o javnih naročilih in njihova izvedba v Sloveniji. DSU, Portorož.
  • TAJNIKAR, Maks, DOŠENOVIČ BONČA, Petra (2010). Kritična analiza organiziranosti zdravstva v Sloveniji. Portorož.
  • OECD (2008). Performance Budgeting: A Users’ Guide.  Dostopno 1. 10. 2010 na: siteresources.worldbank.org/INTMEXICO/Resources/1-1BarryAndersonFinal.pdf.
  • Aktualni domači in tuji članki (Revija Uprava, Economic and Business Review, The Economist in ostalo, dostopni na e-indeksu).

3. Objectives and competences


  • discovers the economics and public sector financing in the conditions of market economy,
  • connects the theoretical basis for the introduction of market criteria in the public sector by addressing policies and practices in the public sector,
  • analyzes the possibilities of providing public goods and alternatives for their funding,
  • analyzes the issues of the budgetary funding and forms of privatization of public sector and compares them with various solutions of providing and financing in other market economies,
  • justifies options of providing additional resources to finance performance and entrepreneurial activities of public sector organizations through case studies.


  • is able to independently apply the acquired knowledge for solving practical issues or problems,
  • is able to critically assess and evaluate the decisions and actions in the field of financing in the conditions of market economy,
  • is able to independently analyze the issues of organization’s business in public sector,
  • is able to link and compare different solutions of business in public sector at home and in other market economies.


4. Intended learning outcomes:


  • is able to independently apply the acquired knowledge and understanding of the theory in practice,
  • is able to solve problems in new situations and look for original solutions,
  • is able to assess the foreseeable consequences of certain actions at considering different criteria,
  • is able to communicate and to report certain facts and to justify decisions.


5. Learning and teaching methods:

  • Lecture
  • Seminars
  • Seminar paper
  • Case study
  • Individual tutorial


6. Assessment

Type (examination, oral, coursework, project):

  • Seminar paper 20%
  • Presentation of seminar paper 20%
  • Written or oral exam 60%