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Total factor productivity growth in European stock exchanges: A non-parametric frontier approach

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  • Schmiedel, Heiko

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    This paper examines progressive changes in productivity of the European stock exchange industry using non-parametric frontier techniques. Within the framework of Malmquist indices, total factor productivity growth is decomposed into technological progress and technical efficiency change for a balanced panel of all major European stock exchanges over the period 1993–1999. The principal findings indicate an overall rise in productivity over the sample period, which is driven more by technological innovation than by efficiency improvements. According to organisational setup, technological innovation is more pronounced for exchanges with the following characteristics: automation, equity and derivatives trading, for-profit governance structure, large or medium-size capitalised markets. Technological progress can be interpreted as a sign of the dynamic nature of the whole exchange industry, in which stock exchanges take advantage of intense diffusion of new cost-effective technologies and information systems to leverage themselves onto a higher production frontier.

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    Paper provided by Bank of Finland in its series Research Discussion Papers with number 11/2002.

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    Length: 41 pages
    Date of creation: 17 Jun 2002
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    Handle: RePEc:hhs:bofrdp:2002_011

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    Keywords: stock exchanges; productivity; technological progress; Europe;

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    1. Azzam, Islam, 2010. "Stock exchange demutualization and performance," Global Finance Journal, Elsevier, vol. 21(2), pages 211-222.
    2. Hasan, Iftekhar & Schmiedel , Heiko, 2003. "Do networks in the stock exchange industry pay off? European evidence," Research Discussion Papers 2/2003, Bank of Finland.
    3. Heiko Schmiedel & Markku Malkamäki & Juha Tarkka, 2004. "Economies of scale and technological development in securities depository and settlement systems," Microeconomics 0405001, EconWPA.
    4. Heiko Schmiedel & Markku Malkamäki & Juha Tarkka, 2004. "Economies of scale and technological development in securities depository and settlement systems," Microeconomics 0405002, EconWPA.
    5. Serifsoy, Baris, 2007. "Stock exchange business models and their operative performance," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 31(10), pages 2978-3012, October.
    6. Schmiedel, Heiko & Malkamäki, Markku & Tarkka , Juha, 2002. "Economies of scale and technological development in securities depository and settlement systems," Research Discussion Papers 26/2002, Bank of Finland.

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