Ownership Structure and Bank Efficiency in the Asia Pacific Region

22 Pages Posted: 22 Aug 2008 Last revised: 23 Jan 2009

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Thierno Barry

Université de Limoges, LAPE

Santos Jose Dacanay III

Independent

Laetitia Lepetit

University of Limoges - Laboratoire d'Analyse et de Prospectives Économiques (LAPE)

Amine Tarazi

University of Limoges - Faculty of Law and Economic Science

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Date Written: October 1, 2008

Abstract

This paper focuses on efficiency measures of banks from six countries in East Asia. We use a two-stage approach to study the post-crisis period 1999-2004. We first estimate technical efficiencies using Data Envelopment Analysis and test for cross country differences. Efficiency scores are relatively high for South Korea and relatively low for the Philippines. We then investigate the link between ownership structure and efficiency controlling for various factors such as size, risk and the economic environment. We find that efficiency scores are higher for banks which are held by minority private shareholders and banks that are foreign-owned.

Keywords: Bank efficiency, ownership structure, DEA, East Asia

JEL Classification: G21, G32

Suggested Citation

Barry, Thierno and Dacanay III, Santos Jose and Lepetit, Laetitia and Tarazi, Amine, Ownership Structure and Bank Efficiency in the Asia Pacific Region (October 1, 2008). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1244163 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1244163

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