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Banking sector output and labour productivity in six European countries

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This paper contributes to the discussion on the measurement of banking sector output.It is also a prelude to discussion on possible causes of productivity change in banking.We demonstrate how the banking sector's service production can be measured using aggregate financial statement and payment transactions data.We compute banking sector labour productivity Tornqvist indices for six countries (Finland, Sweden, United Kingdom, Germany, France and Italy) over a period varying from 11 to 20 years.According to the results, Finnish banking sector productivity has improved via a substantial reduction size of labour force, whereas output growth has been rather modest.Although in most of the other countries the restructuring process has been less intense, most of the sectors studied have improved in terms of overall output and labour productivity, especially since the mid-1990s. Key words: banks, service production, productivity JEL classification numbers: D24, G21

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  • Mörttinen, Leena, 2002. "Banking sector output and labour productivity in six European countries," Research Discussion Papers 12/2002, Bank of Finland.
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    banks; service production; productivity jel classification numbers: d24; g21;
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    JEL classification:

    • 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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