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Efficiency Gains from Removing Trade Barriers: Evidence from Asian Banking Industries

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  • Kai Du

    (School of Economics, University of Adelaide)

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This paper employs two stage data envelopment analysis (DEA) to investigate the efficiency effects of removing trade barriers on banking performance for a sample of Asian developing economies over the period 1997-2006. First, the DEA is employed to estimate the efficiency scores of banks. After that, the estimated DEA scores are analysed by density analysis and regressed on indices of trade barriers (Dinh 2008) that represent how restrictive the national trade policies are in the selected banking industries. The empirical evidence shows that deregulation policies that reduce restrictions on foreign banks have enhanced bank efficiency, while the deregulation of domestic banks has not resulted in significant efficiency gains.

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  • Kai Du, 2014. "Efficiency Gains from Removing Trade Barriers: Evidence from Asian Banking Industries," School of Economics Working Papers 2014-04, University of Adelaide, School of Economics.
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    Keywords

    Data envelopment analysis; financial deregulation; banking services;

    JEL classification:

    • D21 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Firm Behavior: Theory
    • D24 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity
    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages

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