Efficiency of Financial Institutions: International Survey and Directions for Future Research
75 Pages Posted: 7 Apr 1997
Date Written: 1997
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
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