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Between Parcimony and Complexity: Comparing Performance Measures for Romanian Banking Institutions


  • Anca Munteanu

    (Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania)

  • Petre Brezeanu

    () (Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania)


The main objective of this study is to establish the relationship between traditional measures of performance (ROE, ROA and NIM) and EVA in order to gain some insight about the relevance of using more sophisticated performance measurements tools. Towards this end the study uses two acknowledged statistical measures: Kendall’s Tau and Spearman rank correlation Index. Using data from 12 Romanian banking institutions that report under IFRS for the period 2006-2010 the results suggest that generally EVA is highly correlated with Residual Income in the years that present positive operational profits whereas for the years with negative outcome the correlation is low. ROA and ROE are the measure that best correlates with EVA for the entire period and thus -applying Occam’s razor- could be used as a substitute for more complex shareholder earnings measures.

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  • Anca Munteanu & Petre Brezeanu, 2012. "Between Parcimony and Complexity: Comparing Performance Measures for Romanian Banking Institutions," Annals of the University of Petrosani, Economics, University of Petrosani, Romania, vol. 12(1), pages 225-232.
  • Handle: RePEc:pet:annals:v:12:y:2012:i:1:p:225-232

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    performance measures; banking sector; Economic Value Added; Residual Income;

    JEL classification:

    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
    • L25 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Performance


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