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Bank Efficiency and Foreign Ownership in the Lebanese Banking Sector

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  • Awdeh Ali

    (Lebanese International University)

  • El Moussawi Chawki

    (Lebanese University)

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    We have compared the efficiency of banks with majority domestic ownership, banks with majority foreign ownership, and the subsidiaries of foreign banks operating in the Lebanese market between 1996 and 2005. We have implemented the DEA methodology to calculate the yearly scores for technical, allocative, and cost efficiencies for the three groups of banks. Moreover, we have extended our study to reveal the factors that shape bank efficiency, by proposing several micro and macroeconomic variables and testing their correlation with this efficiency.

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    Article provided by De Gruyter in its journal Review of Middle East Economics and Finance.

    Volume (Year): 5 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 2 (September)
    Pages: 66-87

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