European Investment Firm Industries and the Efficiency Differentiation. A Microeconomic Model in an Institutional Perspective

54 Pages Posted: 10 May 2001

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Elena Beccalli

Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan - Institute of Economy and Finance

Date Written: undated

Abstract

The efficiency of European investment firms' industries addresses the differentiation issue, which is investigated connecting an institutional perspective to microeconomic productivity literature. The effort is to combine macro- and micro-perspectives in the empirical analysis of a cross-country financial industry. Referring to the UK and Italy, an unbalanced data set (comprising over 1,100 observations between 1995 and 1998) measures cost inefficiency by four different specifications of the stochastic frontier model using a translog cost function. The empirical findings emphasize the significance of our attempt of including environmental variables.

JEL Classification: D5, G9

Suggested Citation

Beccalli, Elena, European Investment Firm Industries and the Efficiency Differentiation. A Microeconomic Model in an Institutional Perspective (undated). EFMA 2001 Lugano Meetings. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=269480 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.269480

Elena Beccalli (Contact Author)

Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan - Institute of Economy and Finance ( email )

Via Necchi 5
20123 Milano
Italy

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