where public money goes worldwide

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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

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