Economies of Scale and Scope in Small Depository Institutions: Evidence from U.S. Cooperative Banks
QUARTERLY REVIEW OF ECONOMICS AND FINANCE, Vol. 36 No. 1, Spring 1996
Posted: 25 Jun 1998
This paper derives the scale and scope economy measures for the U.S. cooperative banks for the years 1989, 1990 and 1991 using the translog cost function. The results suggest that cooperative banks can save costs through increasing their size and diversifying their outputs.
JEL Classification: G21
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