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Estimating Productivity Change in South African Banks: Decomposing Productity Index Numbers

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  • Gerhardus Van Der Westhuizen

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    Change in efficiency in South African banks covering the period 2001 to 2011 is estimated and decomposed into various components of efficiency change using the Decomposition of Productivity Index Numbers (DPIN). All four banks experienced, on average, positive TFP growth during the sample period with a decline starting in 2009. All four banks experienced technical progress and positive efficiency change for a major part of the sample period. On average the banks were not output technical efficient, but were output scale efficient. All the banks handled the financial crisis since 2007/2008 in its own peculiar way.

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    Article provided by Cyprus Economic Society and University of Cyprus in its journal Ekonomia.

    Volume (Year): 13-14 (2012-2013)
    Issue (Month): 2-1 (Winter-Summer)
    Pages: 65-86

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    Handle: RePEc:ekn:ekonom:v:15-16:y:2012-2013:i:2-1:p:65-86
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