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Do banking crises enhance efficiency ? A case study of 1994 Turkish and 1997 Indonesian crises

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  • Julien Reynaud

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  • Rofikoh Rokhim

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Drawing together the concepts of inefficiency and banking crisis is directly inspired by business cycles theory where a crisis is the turning point from which the market/economy is recovering. If inefficiency plays a role in the occurrence of banking crisis, the post-crisis period should be the time for recovering efficiency. Moreover, traditional banking theory predicts that the crisis should eliminate bad banks from the system, leading to a more efficient banking sector. We tested this hypothesis on the 1994 Turkish and 1997 Indonesian banking crises using stochastic cost frontier analysis. Our results show an interesting pattern, opposed to what theory predicts : we find that inefficiency increase after the crises in both banking sectors.

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Paper provided by Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1) in its series Cahiers de la Maison des Sciences Economiques with number bla05007.

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Length: 36 pages
Date of creation: Jan 2005
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Handle: RePEc:mse:wpsorb:bla05007

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Keywords: Banking crisis; efficiency; Indonesia; Turkey.;

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