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The use of swaps by local administrations: the case of Italian regions, 2007–2014 / Chiara Oldani, Giulia Fantini

Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management, Volume: 32, Issue: 4

Swansea University Author: Giulia Fantini

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Swaps have been extensively employed by governments and local administrations to manage their debts and related costs, but the financialisation of the public sector has had insufficient attention in the literature. This study creates the first database on swaps underwritten by Italian regions to inv...

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ISSN: 1945-1814
Published: Emerald 2020
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