Efficiency of Financial Institutions: International Survey and Directions for Future Research

75 Pages Posted: 7 Apr 1997

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Allen N. Berger

University of South Carolina - Darla Moore School of Business

David B. Humphrey

Florida State University - Department of Finance

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Date Written: 1997

Abstract

This paper surveys 130 studies that apply frontier efficiency analysis to financial institutions in 21 countries. The primary goals are to summarize and critically review empirical estimates of financial institution efficiency and to attempt to arrive at a consensus view. We find that the various efficiency methods do not necessarily yield consistent results and suggest some ways that these methods might be improved to bring about findings that are more consistent, accurate and useful. Secondary goals are to address the implications of efficiency results for financial institutions in the areas of government policy, research and managerial performance. Areas needing additional research are also outlined.

JEL Classification: G21, G28, E58, E61, F33

Suggested Citation

Berger, Allen N. and Humphrey, David B., Efficiency of Financial Institutions: International Survey and Directions for Future Research (1997). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2140 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2140

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