where public money goes worldwide

Total amount
20,965,616,162
Number of payments
139,821

In Alaska State there are distinct characteristics originating from the special conditions that apply to the region’s low population, vast areas of natural resources and ecosystems, weather conditions, native (indigenous) population and farness from global markets. All the above result to a payment network where funds are allocated smoothly to local companies and authorities where health, education, environment, natural resource management, transportation and construction have the lead. More specifically:

  1. The dispersion of the public budget is made in a balanced way through 22 agents (payers) to a network of local companies and authorities, although there are major global players as well but the amounts receiving are relatively small due to the special conditions that apply to the region.
  2. The graph diameter is 1 as there are payer/payee only nodes and modularity is 0.654 indicating the local structure of the payment network. The maximum in-degree is 19 (relatively low) and the companies with major in-degree are mainly corporates offering goods and services related to technology (IT, telecom) and services (postal, office equip., consulting, hospitality etc.)


In the illustration above, we can see the evaluation of payers (illuminated). The size of nodes in the graph is relevant to the amount of payments they give or receive (weighted degree), while their color is relevant to the amount of the money spent (weighted out-degree, major red).


Public Payments to Forbes Global 2000 Companies

Company nameTotal amount# Payments
Dell 85,896,649671
Wells Fargo 36,506,54457
Xerox 30,916,835371
Cardinal Health 30,413,15198
State Street 20,095,66119
Pitney Bowes 18,407,598297
Siemens 15,986,320188
Harris 15,825,67578
Light 13,313,386190
Motorola 12,189,108136
IBM 10,402,20949
Securitas 9,152,22821
EMC 8,698,76918
Staples 4,756,616295
Microsoft 4,086,81453
Chevron 3,274,58813
AT&T 3,214,591204
First American 3,003,4649
Agrium 2,887,5846
Sharp 2,453,621114
E.ON 2,267,59612
URS 2,225,53531
United Utilities 2,166,44951
Johnson Controls 2,047,77792
Oracle 1,958,52276
ALFA 1,866,08823
Bridgestone 1,576,79420
Sysco 1,437,252113
Alcatel-Lucent 1,369,90419
Merck 1,265,2481
Cummins 1,109,18280
SAP 1,080,20917
Genuine Parts 1,048,63164
Apple 985,356187
Pearson 936,25872
Frontline 795,69224
Konica Minolta 760,874128
GlaxoSmithKline 749,1892
Ricoh 733,42751
Tyco International 641,53318
Costco Wholesale 617,149211
Coca-Cola 599,08212
Life Technologies 587,64213
JGC 569,8032
Airgas 563,63630
Moody's 552,73214
HLTH 548,78914
Reed Elsevier 523,94726
Safeway 497,03592
Symantec 492,99627
McKesson 489,97920
ACE 481,51370
Thomson 464,04058
Home Depot 435,833199
Pfizer 411,0994
Agilent Technologies 403,33724
Goodyear 387,0884
Severn Trent 382,5209
Lawson 369,28717
Yamaha 359,41945
Aon 356,1508
HTC 352,0004
Wolseley 312,0082
Ball 295,30727
Amazon.com 278,216110
AMEC 278,1564
FedEx 267,07258
ABB 254,08712
Noble 246,08930
Marriott International 236,706132
Continental 236,36321
American Express 229,76965
TNT 229,36617
Ecolab 201,42223
Northrop Grumman 198,20118
Bombardier 194,06913
Deutsche Bank 192,4034
Henry Schein 190,08515
Nelnet 189,2544
Fastenal 185,37544
Akzo Nobel 179,05715
Empire 160,7627
Abbott Laboratories 160,1427
Kingfisher 158,73717
Affiliated Computer 143,7506
Eastman Kodak 143,73424
SGS 142,76121
Canon 132,77420
Cisco Systems 127,17912
Waters 124,14023
Total 123,77230
Wolters Kluwer 117,47717
ConocoPhillips 117,0074
Quest Diagnostics 115,75412
Thomson Reuters 112,12914
Thermo Fisher 108,91912
WorleyParsons 101,0513
Schlumberger 97,54412
Honeywell International 94,2629
Hewlett-Packard 90,25524
CVS Caremark 83,2275
Target 75,30836
Eaton 71,10212
Office Depot 61,67622
Hays 60,0665
Best Buy 59,71624
Google 57,11615
Olympus 56,2053
Zodiac 55,3943
Renewable Energy 55,13117
Hess 54,95440
VMware 53,73919
Crown 47,5249
Tesoro 44,3569
Illinois Tool Works 44,0003
Investor 36,1172
Sherwin-Williams 34,1116
Royal Caribbean 32,3741
Bank of America 32,32626
Marathon Oil 30,9802
Waste Management 30,2766
Gannett 28,6055
Yahoo 27,7993
Toshiba 27,2574
AES 26,9158
MAN 25,9195
Aetna 25,7222
Sumitomo 25,0227
Stryker 22,3044
Alfa Laval 20,1042
Next 19,6001
SPX 17,2123
Wyeth 16,2181
Progressive 15,3844
Check Point Software 15,2002
Sandvik 14,5261
Fujitsu 13,5054
Loews 10,7888
Fiserv 10,7501
Tyson Foods 10,3635
Textron 10,0672
Sumitomo Metal Mining 8,9453
Thales 8,4001
Atlas Copco 7,7663
L-3 Communications 7,6733
British Airways 7,6655
BAE Systems 7,5002
ITT 7,2221
Starwood Hotels 7,0276
Terex 6,8241
JC Penney 6,2472
Carnival 5,9231
Coach 5,8501
Orica 5,7362
Adobe Systems 5,5453
JBS 5,3693
Starbucks 5,3301
Continental Airlines 5,0454
CBS 5,0001
Denso 4,8351
Halliburton 4,3441
Bunzl 4,3212
BMC Software 4,0772
Walt Disney 3,9613
Questar 3,8841
Compass Group 3,8493
Cablevision 3,8402
TransCanada 3,3551
Walgreen 3,1312
Omron 3,1142
Gap 3,0592
Dun & Bradstreet 3,0001
Nordstrom 2,8501
Novartis 2,8271
Windstream 2,5591
Sodexo 2,3922
Kyocera 2,2621
Harley-Davidson 2,2581
Kellogg 2,2261
Bed Bath & Beyond 2,1111
Tyco Electronics 2,0201
Washington Post 1,9891
Nestl? 1,9651
Schneider Electric 1,8451
Black & Decker 1,6901
Texas Instruments 1,6681
Santos 1,6182
Intuit 1,5001
Garmin 1,3501
Sony 1,3211
Timken 1,1072
Vale 1,0141
Goodrich 1,0001