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Post-crisis cost efficiency of Jamaican banks

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  • Daley, Jenifer
  • Matthews, Kent

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  • Zhang, Tiantian

    () (Cardiff Business School)

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Deregulation, re-regulation and continuing globalisation embody an imperative that banks increase efficiency in order to survive. We employ the Simar-Wilson (2007) two-step double bootstrap Data Envelopment Analysis method to measure whether cost efficiency among Jamaican banks has improved between 1999 and 2009 following a number of post-crisis responses aimed at strengthening and improving the sector. Efficiency is extracted from a meta-frontier construction for the full sample period. In addition we conduct tests for unconditional beta- and sigma-convergence and overall, the results suggest that there has been a tendency towards improvement in bank efficiency levels for the industry as a whole but there is also evidence that foreign banks show a higher trend improvement in efficiency.

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  • Daley, Jenifer & Matthews, Kent & Zhang, Tiantian, 2011. "Post-crisis cost efficiency of Jamaican banks," Cardiff Economics Working Papers E2011/27, Cardiff University, Cardiff Business School, Economics Section.
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    1. Francesco Aiello & Graziella Bonanno, 2016. "Efficiency in banking: a meta-regression analysis," International Review of Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 30(1), pages 112-149, January.

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    Keywords

    Bank efficiency; DEA; bootstrap; convergence; Jamaica;

    JEL classification:

    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
    • G28 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Government Policy and Regulation

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