Introduction to Public Finance 2400-ESP2PFP
1. Public sector in an economy. The function and the role of public sector. Public sector in Poland and other countries
2. Scope of tasks and structure of the Polish public sector compared to other EU countries.
3-4 Sources of financing the public sector.
5 The social insurance system. Social Security Reform in Poland and abroad
Division 6-7-decentralization of public tasks. Basic principles. Decentralization in Poland, the Polish government tasks
8-9 Revenue of local governments. Basic principles of creation. Polish government revenue compared to other EU countries
10-11. PPP (public-private partnership) and other forms of outsourcing public tasks to private entities.
12-13. Public Debt. The rules defining debt and public deficit in Poland. The size and changes in public debt. Public debt management
14-15.Budget as a tool for public finance management. Budgeting, policies and restrictions. Create and implement budgets in Poland
Type of course
Student to complete courses should 1) know basic concepts of public finances 2) define and understand the functions of the public sector 3) list all public sector entities present in Poland, 4) know and understand the basics of the system of social security, education and health services in Poland 5) indicate the reasons for the decentralization of public finances 6) describe the structure of the basic tasks and sources of financing Polish government 7) to describe and understand the causes and effects of budget deficits and public debt and Polish regulations governing the size 8) to analyze the information contained in the state budget and locl governments' budgets 9) indicate advantages and disadvantages of different forms of budgeting 10) undestand the PPP (public private partnership)
(S1A_W01; S1A_W02; S1A_W03; S1A_W04; S1AW06; S1A_W07; S1A_W08; S1A_W09, S1A_U1; S1A_U02; S1A_U03; S1A_U05; S1A_U06; S1A_U07; S1A_U08; S1A_U09; S1A_U10; S1A_K01; S1A_K02; S2_K03; S2_K05; S2_K06)
1) writen exam
J. Stiglitz; Ekonomia sektora publicznego; PWN; Warszawa 2004 (wybrane rozdziały)
St. Owsiak; Finanse publiczne. Teoria i praktyka; PWN; Warszawa 2006 (wybrane rozdziały)
P. Swianiewicz; Finanse samorządowe. Koncepcje, realizacja i polityki lokalne; Municipium; Warszawa 2009 (wybrane rozdziały)
A. Kopańska; Zewnętrzne źródła finansowania zadań jednostek samorządu terytorialnego; DiFin; Warszawa 2004 (wybrane rozdziały)
J. Kleer (red); Samorząd terytorialny- dobro publiczne; CeDeWu; Warszawa 2008 (wybrane rozdziały)
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