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Evaluating The Performance Of Agricultural Bank Management: The Impact Of State Regulatory Policies

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  • Armah, Bernard Kaku Ndarku
  • Park, Timothy A.
  • Lovell, C.A. Knox

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We evaluate agricultural bank management performance, focusing on the impacts of interstate banking laws on productivity change. The generalized Malmquist productivity index decomposes productivity change into technological change, technical efficiency change, and change in scale economies. While managerial productivity rose from 1982 to 1991, states that adopted the most liberal interstate banking laws experienced the most improvement in productivity. Large agricultural banks were more efficient.

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Paper provided by University of Georgia, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics in its series Faculty Series with number 16660.

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Date of creation: 1998
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Handle: RePEc:ags:ugeofs:16660

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Keywords: generalized Malmquist index; interstate banking; Agricultural Finance; Financial Economics;

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  1. Fengxia Dong & Allen Featherstone, 2004. "Technical and Scale Efficiencies for Chinese Rural Credit Cooperatives: A Bootstrapping Approach in Data Envelopment Analysis," Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) Publications 04-wp366, Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) at Iowa State University.

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