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Efficiency in the Romanian Banking System: An Application of Data Envelopment Analysis

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  • Mihai NITOI

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    (Faculty of Economics and Business Administration,University of Craiova)

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    The paper analyzes the efficiency and productivity of the Romanian banks from 2006-08. It uses a non-parametric approach, the data envelopment analysis (DEA) to analyze banks’ efficiency. Based on a sample of 15 commercial banks, our findings reveal that although the efficiency of the Romanian commercial banks improved since 2006, the cost efficiency scores are relatively low. Also, even if in 2007 the total factor productivity increased, in 2008 this score of the average productivity of banks decreased.

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    Article provided by Institute of National Economy in its journal Romanian Journal of Economics.

    Volume (Year): 29 (2009(XIX))
    Issue (Month): 2(38) (December)
    Pages: 162-176

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    Handle: RePEc:ine:journl:v:2:y:2009:i:38:p:162-176

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    Keywords: bank performance; cost efficiency; productivity; data envelopment analysis; Malmquist Index;

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    Cited by:
    1. Adela Socol & Adina Elena Danuletiu, 2013. "Analysis Of The Romanian Banks‘ Performance Through Roa, Roe And Non-Performing Loans Models," Annales Universitatis Apulensis Series Oeconomica, Faculty of Sciences, "1 Decembrie 1918" University, Alba Iulia, vol. 2(15), pages 24.
    2. Jose L. Gallizo & Jordi Moreno & Ioana Iuliana Pop (Grigorescu), 2011. "Banking Efficiency And European Integration. Implications Of The Banking Reform In Romania," Annales Universitatis Apulensis Series Oeconomica, Faculty of Sciences, "1 Decembrie 1918" University, Alba Iulia, vol. 2(13), pages 25.

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