The field of science and research is permanently addressed at the Department of Public Economics within the framework of obtained external and internal grants as well as individual professional activities of the individual academic staff of the department. Research projects and topics addressed by the members of the department emphasize the professional focus of the study program Public Economics and Administration and develop its key areas, especially public administration, public finance, public services, and public programs and policies.
The names of solved topics for the last five years within the obtained grants:
- Methodological and application tools for effective management of a territorially divided statutory city.
- The influence of socio-economic factors on the availability of selected social services in the Czech Republic.
- Economic factors influencing the provision of public services with the collective consumption.
- Technical efficiency and economic stability of contributory organizations.
- Models for evaluating the effectiveness and quality of inpatient health care.
The department implements and has experience in the field of:
- Research grants of an applied nature, where public sector organizations are in the role of application guarantors and collaborators.
- Evaluation and expert studies and supervision in the field of performance, financing, quality management, and processes of municipalities, regions, contributory organizations, organizational units, agencies, church organizations, etc., based on the demand of the above organizations.
- External training, especially of local government and state administration officials in the field of budget management, process audits, performance, and quality management, based on the demand of specific offices.
The field of science and research also includes conferences, which the department successfully organizes:
- since 1995 in two-year cycles - the Public Economics and Administration conference;
- since 2016 in two-year cycles - the conference Development and Management of the Border Areas of the Czech Republic and Poland - the support for sustainable development.