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Regional Differences in Bank Efficiency and Technology

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  • Evanoff, Douglas D
  • Israilevich, Philip R

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Regional differences in production technologies and the effect of regulatory stringency--which differs across states--are analyzed for a sample of large U.S. commercial banks. Differences in both dimensions of production are found. Banks located in the midwestern states are found to be more adversely affected by regulation, however, to have a technology which enables them to be more resilient to regulatory induced distortions, i.e.,they would produce more efficiently under comparable regulatory conditions. The policy implications of the results are discussed.

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  • Evanoff, Douglas D & Israilevich, Philip R, 1991. "Regional Differences in Bank Efficiency and Technology," The Annals of Regional Science, Springer;Western Regional Science Association, vol. 25(1), pages 41-54, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:anresc:v:25:y:1991:i:1:p:41-54
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    1. Robert DeYoung & Kenneth Spong & Richard J. Sullivan, 1999. "Who's minding the store? motivating and monitoring hired managers at small, closely held firms: the case of commercial banks," Working Paper Series WP-99-17, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
    2. Robert DeYoung, 1998. "Management Quality and X-Inefficiency in National Banks," Journal of Financial Services Research, Springer;Western Finance Association, vol. 13(1), pages 5-22, February.
    3. Dong, Yizhe & Firth, Michael & Hou, Wenxuan & Yang, Weiwei, 2016. "Evaluating the performance of Chinese commercial banks: A comparative analysis of different types of banks," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 252(1), pages 280-295.
    4. Douglas D. Evanoff & Philip R. Israilevich, 1991. "Productive efficiency in banking," Economic Perspectives, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, issue Jul, pages 11-32.
    5. Kyj, Larissa & Isik, Ihsan, 2008. "Bank x-efficiency in Ukraine: An analysis of service characteristics and ownership," Journal of Economics and Business, Elsevier, vol. 60(4), pages 369-393.
    6. DeYoung, Robert & Spong, Kenneth & Sullivan, Richard J., 2001. "Who's minding the store? Motivating and monitoring hired managers at small, closely held commercial banks," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 25(7), pages 1209-1243, July.

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