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Size, Efficiency and Financial Reforms in Indian Banking

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  • Pradeep Srivastava
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    The study seeks to answer two very basic questions in the Indian context: first, are there economies of scale and scope in Indian banking? In other words, are bigger banks better for India? And, second, to what extent has the domestic impetus, i.e., financial-sector policy reforms during the nineties, made banks in India more efficient? [WP no. 49].

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    Keywords: banks; Cost Structure; indian banking; Econometric; Economies; mergers; financial services; trade liberalization; Indian; acquisitions;

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