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Total Factor Productivity Change in Non-Bank Financial Institutions: Evidence From Malaysia Applying a Malmquist Productivity Index (MPI)


  • SUFIAN, Fadzlan



Applying a non-parametric Malmquist Productivity Index (MPI) method, this paper attempts to investigate productivity changes of Malaysian non-bank financial institutions during the post crisis period of 2000-2004. Our results suggest that: (1) Malaysian NBFIs have exhibit productivity regress of 2.3% and that the productivity regress during the period was largely attributed to Technological Change (-5.9%) rather than Technical Efficiency Change (+5.1%). (2) 60% of Malaysian NBFIs have exhibit productivity regress ranging from 1.3% to as high as 45.8% and (3) PTE has greater positive impact to Malaysian NBFIs Technical Efficiency, which congregates to earlier findings by Krishnasamy et al. (2004) on Malaysian banks.

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  • SUFIAN, Fadzlan, 2007. "Total Factor Productivity Change in Non-Bank Financial Institutions: Evidence From Malaysia Applying a Malmquist Productivity Index (MPI)," Applied Econometrics and International Development, Euro-American Association of Economic Development, vol. 7(1).
  • Handle: RePEc:eaa:aeinde:v:7:y:2007:i:1_16

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    1. Md Aslam Mia & V. G. R. Chandran, 2016. "Measuring Financial and Social Outreach Productivity of Microfinance Institutions in Bangladesh," Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, Springer, vol. 127(2), pages 505-527, June.
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    More about this item


    Non-Commercial Bank Financial Intermediaries; Productivity Change; Malmquist Productivity Index; Malaysia;

    JEL classification:

    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
    • D24 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity


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