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Efficiency in Vietnamese Banking: A Meta-Regression Analysis Approach


  • Tin H. Ho

    (Institute for Development & Research in Banking Technology, University of Economics and Law, Ho Chi Minh City 700000, Vietnam
    Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City 700000, Vietnam)

  • Dat T. Nguyen

    (Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City 700000, Vietnam
    School of Finance & Banking, University of Economics and Law, Ho Chi Minh City 700000, Vietnam)

  • Thanh Ngo

    (School of Aviation, Massey University, Palmerston North 4442, New Zealand
    University of Economics & Business, Vietnam National University, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam)

  • Tu D. Q. Le

    (Institute for Development & Research in Banking Technology, University of Economics and Law, Ho Chi Minh City 700000, Vietnam
    Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City 700000, Vietnam)


This study explains the differences and variances in the efficiency scores of the Vietnamese banking sector retrieved from 27 studies published in refereed academic journals under the framework of meta-regression analysis. These scores are mainly based on frontier efficiency measurements, which essentially are Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) and Stochastic Frontier Analysis (SFA) for Vietnamese banks over the period of 2007–2019. The meta-regression is estimated by using truncated regression to obtain bias-corrected scores. Our findings suggest that only the year of publication is positively correlated with efficiency, whilst the opposite is true for the data type, and sample size.

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  • Tin H. Ho & Dat T. Nguyen & Thanh Ngo & Tu D. Q. Le, 2021. "Efficiency in Vietnamese Banking: A Meta-Regression Analysis Approach," IJFS, MDPI, vol. 9(3), pages 1-15, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:gam:jijfss:v:9:y:2021:i:3:p:41-:d:607234

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