Liberalization, Privatization and the Efficiency and Productivity of Egyptian Banks: A Non-Parametric Approach

19 Pages Posted: 13 Mar 2009

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Meryem Duygun Fethi

University Leicester School of Management

Mohamed Shaban

University of Leicester - School of Management

Tom G. Weyman-Jones

Loughborough University - Department of Economics

Date Written: March 12, 2009

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to evaluate the performance of the Egyptian banks during a period characterized by changes in economic policies. The paper investigates whether the liberalization policies embarked upon by the Egyptian government in the early 1990s have had a positive or negative impact on the performance of the Egyptian banks in terms of efficiency and productivity progress/regress. It will also examine whether the liberalization impact has influenced different forms of banks' ownership and sizes with consistent magnitude. Another objective of this paper is to examine the impact of the privatization process of the joint-venture banks, which started at the end of 1995, on the efficiency and productivity performance of the banking sector overall and on joint-venture banks in particular.

Keywords: efficiency and productivity analysis, data envelopment analysis, banking, financial development

Suggested Citation

Fethi, Meryem Duygun and Shaban, Mohamed and Weyman-Jones, Tom G., Liberalization, Privatization and the Efficiency and Productivity of Egyptian Banks: A Non-Parametric Approach (March 12, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1358614 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1358614

Meryem Duygun Fethi (Contact Author)

University Leicester School of Management ( email )

University Leicester
School of Management
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United Kingdom

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Mohamed Shaban

University of Leicester - School of Management ( email )

Leicester
Leicester, AK LE1 4AY
United Kingdom

Tom G. Weyman-Jones

Loughborough University - Department of Economics ( email )

York House
Loughborough LE11 3TU
Great Britain

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