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Public Promises and Organizational Agendas


Anna Gelpern


Georgetown University Law Center

February 24, 2009

Arizona Law Review, Forthcoming
Rutgers School of Law-Newark Research Papers No. 034

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This essay considers standard-form over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives contracts from an organizational perspective. OTC derivatives contracts are highly standardized and have a peculiar modular structure. Most are drafted by a single trade group, which is not party to the contracts. These features in turn shape the behavior of the trade group, the contracting institutions, national regulators, and the global financial markets.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 19

Keywords: contracts, organizational theories, derivatives, financial markets, ISDA

JEL Classification: G15, G20, K12, K22, L14, L20, O16, O17

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Date posted: February 26, 2009 ; Last revised: March 18, 2009

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Gelpern, Anna, Public Promises and Organizational Agendas (February 24, 2009). Arizona Law Review, Forthcoming; Rutgers School of Law-Newark Research Papers No. 034. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1348884

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Georgetown University Law Center ( email )
600 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
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