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Evaluating the Performance of Agricultural Bank Management: The Impact of State Regulatory Policies


Barnard K.N. Armah


University of Georgia

Timothy A. Park


University of Georgia - Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics

C.A. Knox Lovell


University of Georgia - C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry College of Business - Department of Economics


Journal of Agriculture and Applied Economics, Vol. 31, Number 3, December 1999

Abstract:     
We evaluate agricultural bank management performance, focusing on the impacts of interstate banking laws on productivity change. The generalized Malmquist productivity index decomposes productivity change into technological change, technical efficiency change, and change in scale economies. While managerial productivity rose from 1982 to 1991, states that adopted the most liberal interstate banking laws experienced the greatest improvement in productivity. Large agricultural banks were more efficient in states that had more liberalized interstate banking laws while small agricultural banks fared better in states with more restrictive laws.

Keywords: Generalized Malmquist index, interstate banking, productivity change

JEL Classification: G21, Q14

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Date posted: September 20, 2000  

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Armah, Barnard K.N. and Park, Timothy A. and Lovell, C.A. Knox, Evaluating the Performance of Agricultural Bank Management: The Impact of State Regulatory Policies. Journal of Agriculture and Applied Economics, Vol. 31, Number 3, December 1999. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=237095

Contact Information

Barnard K.N. Armah
University of Georgia
Department of Economics
Athens, GA 30602
United States
Timothy A. Park (Contact Author)
University of Georgia - Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics ( email )
316 Conner Hall
Athens, GA 30602-7509
United States
(706) 542-0856 (Phone)
(706) 542-0739 (Fax)
C.A. Knox Lovell
University of Georgia - C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry College of Business - Department of Economics ( email )
Athens, GA 30602
United States
706-542-3689 (Phone)
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