publication . Article . Other literature type . 1997

The efficiency of bank branches

Allen N. Berger; John H. Leusner; John J. Mingo;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Sep 1997 Journal: Management Science Letters (issn: 1923-9335, eissn: 1923-9343, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Growing Science
Abstract
Most of the early studies of bank efficiency focused on scale and product mix efficiency, or how close banks are to producing at the scale or product mix that minimizes costs per unit of output. Despite these past efforts, something rather important is missing from most of the analysis according to the authors - evaluation of bank branch efficiency. There has been very little empirical research on bank branch efficiency because branching data generally are confidential and not required by regulators. This paper tries to add to the limited information available about bank branch efficiency. It specifies the Fourier-Flexible nonparametric form for the cost functio...
Subjects
free text keywords: Banking industry, Efficiency, DEA, Economics and Econometrics, Finance, lcsh:Business records management, lcsh:HF5735-5746, Actuarial science, Economics, Efficient frontier, Inefficiency, Revenue, Total cost, Intermediation, Diseconomies of scale, Average cost, Econometrics, Minimum efficient scale
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