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Banking Efficiency in the Context of European Integration

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  • Daniel Stavárek

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This paper compares commercial banks' efficiency in four relatively homogenous groups of countries, though with different levels of economic development and involvement in the process of European integration. The first group consists of Portugal and Greece; the second group of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia; the third of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania; and the fourth of Bulgaria and Romania. The paper aims to reveal whether the differences among regions and countries in their stages of European integration and economic development are also visible in banking efficiency. Thus, the hypothesis that a higher degree of European economic integration and economic development goes hand in hand with higher banking efficiency is tested. Employing data envelopment analysis on unconsolidated data, we evaluate the efficiency of financial intermediation from 2001 to 2003. Results suggest that differences in banking efficiency exist among the regions analyzed, and the hierarchy corresponds with the hierarchy of regions in terms of economic development and degree of integration. However, the rapid growth of banking intermediation efficiency recorded in Central and East European countries could trade off the actual efficiency gap compared to traditional EU members.

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  • Daniel Stavárek, 2006. "Banking Efficiency in the Context of European Integration," Eastern European Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 44(4), pages 5-31, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:mes:eaeuec:v:44:y:2006:i:4:p:5-31
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    1. Delphine Lahet, 2009. "Les Banques Étrangères En Asie Du Sud-Est : Le Rôle Des Local Claims," Working Papers hal-00616577, HAL.
    2. Grigorian David & Manole Vlad, 2013. "Cross-Country Nonparametric Analysis of Bahrains Banking System," Acta Universitatis Sapientiae, Economics and Business, Sciendo, vol. 1(1), pages 23-38, July.
    3. Kiril Tochkov & Nikolay Nenovsk, 2010. "Institutional Reforms, EU Accession, and Bank Efficiency: Evidence from Bulgaria," Working Papers 201005, Texas Christian University, Department of Economics.
    4. repec:eee:ecosys:v:41:y:2017:i:1:p:122-138 is not listed on IDEAS
    5. Kiril Tochkov & Nikolay Nenovsky, 2009. "Efficiency of commercial banks in Bulgaria in the wake of EU accession," ICER Working Papers 21-2009, ICER - International Centre for Economic Research.
    6. Katerina Voycheska, 2011. "Empirical Research on the Banking Efficiency in R. Macedonia," Economic Thought journal, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences - Economic Research Institute, issue 1, pages 73-93.

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