The use of derivatives in a public sector setting
Existing private sector models of derivative use do not readily translate into the public sector that faces the joint objectives of value maximisation and provision of a privately unprofitable mission good. This paper develops and tests a model explaining public sector derivative use in terms of budget discrepancy minimisation. Hypotheses are developed and tested using logistic regression over a sample of Australian Commonwealth Government entities. It is found that public sector derivative use...[Show more]
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