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

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Seyed Mehdian

Ohio State University

Rasoul Rezvanian

Northeastern Illinois University

Elyas Elyasiani

Temple University - Department of Finance

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Mehdian, Seyed and Rezvanian, Rasoul and Elyasiani, Elyas, 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. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=7495

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Elyas Elyasiani

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