Efficiency Determinants and Dynamic Efficiency Changes in Latin American Banking Industries

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M. Kabir Hassan

University of New Orleans - College of Business Administration - Department of Economics and Finance

Benito Sanchez

University of New Orleans - College of Business Administration - Department of Economics and Finance

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Date Written: 2007

Abstract

This paper investigates the dynamic and the determinants of banking industry efficiency in Latin America. Allocative, technical, pure technical and scale efficiencies are calculated and analyzed in each country. We find that Latin American bank managers have been using resources efficiently, but they are not choosing an optimal input/output. Additionally, we find that traditional banking performance measures are positively correlated with efficiencies while variables that measure banking and financial structure development and macroeconomics present mixed results.

Keywords: Latin American banks, cost efficiency, revenue efficiency

JEL Classification: D2, G2, G21, G28

Suggested Citation

Hassan, M. Kabir and Sanchez, Benito, Efficiency Determinants and Dynamic Efficiency Changes in Latin American Banking Industries (2007). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3263102 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3263102

M. Kabir Hassan (Contact Author)

University of New Orleans - College of Business Administration - Department of Economics and Finance ( email )

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New Orleans, LA 70148
United States

Benito Sanchez

University of New Orleans - College of Business Administration - Department of Economics and Finance ( email )

2000 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, LA 70148
United States

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