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Determinants of Commercial Bank Performance in Transition: An Application of Data Envelopment Analysis

Determinants of Commercial Bank Performance in Transition: An Application of Data Envelopment... Banking sectors in transition economies have variables. In addition to stressing the importance of some experienced major transformations throughout the bank-specific variables, the censored Tobit analysis 1990s. While some countries have been successful in suggests that: eliminating underlying distortions and restructuring their * Foreign ownership with controlling power and financial sectors, in some cases financial sectors remain enterprise restructuring enhance commercial bank underdeveloped and the rates of financial intermediation efficiency. continue to be quite low. * The effects of prudential tightening on the efficiency Grigorian and Manole estimate indicators of of banks vary across different prudential norms. commercial bank efficiency by applying a version of Data * Consolidation is likely to improve efficiency of Envelopment Analysis (DEA) to bank-level data from a banking operations. wide range of transition countries. They further extend Overall, the results confirm the usefulness of DEA for the analysis by explaining the differences in efficiency transition-related applications and may shed light on the between financial institutions and countries by a variety optimal architecture of a banking system. of macroeconomic, prudential, and institutional This paper-a product of the Private and Financial Sector Development Unit, Europe and Central Asia Region-is part of a larger effort in the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Policy Research Working Papers Unpaywall

Determinants of Commercial Bank Performance in Transition: An Application of Data Envelopment Analysis

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Abstract

Banking sectors in transition economies have variables. In addition to stressing the importance of some experienced major transformations throughout the bank-specific variables, the censored Tobit analysis 1990s. While some countries have been successful in suggests that: eliminating underlying distortions and restructuring their * Foreign ownership with controlling power and financial sectors, in some cases financial sectors remain enterprise restructuring enhance commercial bank underdeveloped and the rates of financial intermediation efficiency. continue to be quite low. * The effects of prudential tightening on the efficiency Grigorian and Manole estimate indicators of of banks vary across different prudential norms. commercial bank efficiency by applying a version of Data * Consolidation is likely to improve efficiency of Envelopment Analysis (DEA) to bank-level data from a banking operations. wide range of transition countries. They further extend Overall, the results confirm the usefulness of DEA for the analysis by explaining the differences in efficiency transition-related applications and may shed light on the between financial institutions and countries by a variety optimal architecture of a banking system. of macroeconomic, prudential, and institutional This paper-a product of the Private and Financial Sector Development Unit, Europe and Central Asia Region-is part of a larger effort in the

Published: Jun 6, 2002

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