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Evaluating cost and profit efficiency: a comparison of parametric and nonparametric methodologies

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  • Manthos Delis
  • Anastasia Koutsomanoli-Fillipaki
  • Christos Staikouras
  • Gerogiannaki Katerina

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The objective of this article is 2-fold. First, it provides an empirical assessment of the cost and profit stochastic frontiers based on a panel dataset of Greek commercial banks over the period 1993 to 2005. Second, on the basis of the same sample, it also compares the most widely used parametric and nonparametric techniques to cost efficiency measurement, namely, the Stochastic Frontier Approach and Data Envelopment Analysis. The results suggest greater similarities between the predictions of cost and profit efficiency methods than between parametric and nonparametric techniques. Such evidence is new in the literature and calls for a more technically level playing field for estimating bank efficiency.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Applied Financial Economics.

Volume (Year): 19 (2009)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 191-202

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  1. Béjaoui Rouissi, Raoudha, 2011. "Cost and profit efficiency of french commercial banks," MPRA Paper 34245, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Dong, Yizhe & Hamilton, Robert & Tippett, Mark, 2014. "Cost efficiency of the Chinese banking sector: A comparison of stochastic frontier analysis and data envelopment analysis," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 36(C), pages 298-308.
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