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Technical and Scale Efficiencies for Chinese Rural Credit Cooperatives: A Bootstrapping Approach in Data Envelopment Analysis

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  • Dong, Fengxia
  • Featherstone, Allen

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Chinese rural credit cooperatives (RCCs) are a major supplier of credit to the rural sector in the country. However, Chinese RCCs are currently encountering operating problems, and an experimental reform is being carried out to restructure and reform the RCCs. In order to have some idea about the efficacy of reform, it is important to have an understanding of the institutional economics underlying the delivery of rural credit in China. This paper evaluates pure technical efficiency, overall technical efficiency, and scale efficiencies for RCCs in China using nonparametric techniques. The use of a bootstrap algorithm is proposed to perform inference for efficiency measures. Keywords: bootstrapping, Chinese rural credit cooperatives, data envelopment analysis, scale efficiency, technical efficiency.

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Paper provided by Iowa State University, Department of Economics in its series Staff General Research Papers with number 11992.

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Date of creation: 08 Jul 2004
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Publication status: Published in Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies, March 2006, vol. 4, pp. 57-75
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  1. Matthews, Kent & Xiao, Zhiguo & Zhang, Xu, 2009. "Rational Cost Inefficiency in Chinese Banks," Cardiff Economics Working Papers E2009/13, Cardiff University, Cardiff Business School, Economics Section.
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  3. Kanybek Nur-tegin, 2007. "Do Transition Economies and Developing Countries Have Similar Destinies?," Atlantic Economic Journal, International Atlantic Economic Society, vol. 35(3), pages 327-342, September.

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