Australian Banking Efficiency and its Relation to Stock Returns
AbstractThis paper considers cost and profit efficiency for Australian banks between 1995 and 2002. Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) is used to construct an efficient frontier for ten banks listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. Empirical results indicate the major banks have improved their cost and profit efficiency, while the regional banks have experienced little change in cost efficiency, and a decline in profit efficiency. This result provides interesting insights into the structure of the Australian banking industry. Malmquist indices indicate technological change is the dominant source of improvements in total factor productivity over the period. An attempt is made to relate the changes in efficiency to stock returns, using a method superior to that previously adopted. Results indicate that for our sample changes in firm efficiency are reflected in stock returns.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Macquarie University, Department of Economics in its series Research Papers with number 0508.
Length: 26 pages.
Date of creation: May 2005
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DEA; Banks; Profit Efficiency; Cost Efficiency;
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- Joshua Kirkwood & Daehoon Nahm, 2006. "Australian Banking Efficiency and Its Relation to Stock Returns," The Economic Record, The Economic Society of Australia, vol. 82(258), pages 253-267, 09.
- G14 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Information and Market Efficiency; Event Studies
- D24 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity
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- NEP-EFF-2006-03-05 (Efficiency & Productivity)
- NEP-FIN-2006-03-05 (Finance)
- NEP-FMK-2006-03-05 (Financial Markets)
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