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Efficiency of Indian Commercial Banks: The Post-Reform Experience from Mergers & Acquisitions

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  • Bhattacharyya, Surajit
  • Chatri, Ankit

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This paper explores the impact of M&A on technical efficiency of Indian commercial banks during the second decade of reforms. We use DEA to compute the relative technical efficiency of banks that participated in M&A activities. The technical efficiency is computed under both 'common' and 'separate' frontier with the assumption of 'constant' as well as 'variable' returns to scale. We also compare the post-amalgamation efficiency scores of the participating banks with that of a control group comprising of such banks that did not undergo any consolidation since 1991. Our results indicate evidence of efficiency gains for the merging and/or acquiring banks. At the same time there are banks that have experienced deterioration in their post-M&A average efficiency levels.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 39299.

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Date of creation: 05 Jun 2012
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Keywords: Commercial Banking; DEA; Technical Efficiency; Control Group;

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  1. Bhattacharyya, Arunava & Lovell, C. A. K. & Sahay, Pankaj, 1997. "The impact of liberalization on the productive efficiency of Indian commercial banks," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 98(2), pages 332-345, April.
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