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Ownership Structure and Bank Efficiency in the asia pacific region

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  • Thierno Amadou Barry

    (LAPE - Laboratoire d'Analyse et de Prospective Economique - IR SHS UNILIM - Institut Sciences de l'Homme et de la Société - UNILIM - Université de Limoges)

  • Santos José O. Dacanay

    (Institute of management - University of the Philippines)

  • Laetitia Lepetit

    () (LAPE - Laboratoire d'Analyse et de Prospective Economique - IR SHS UNILIM - Institut Sciences de l'Homme et de la Société - UNILIM - Université de Limoges)

  • Amine Tarazi

    () (LAPE - Laboratoire d'Analyse et de Prospective Economique - IR SHS UNILIM - Institut Sciences de l'Homme et de la Société - UNILIM - Université de Limoges)

Abstract

This paper focuses on efficiency measures of banks from six countries in Southeast and East Asia. We use a two-stage approach to study the post-crisis period 1999-2004. We first estimate technical efficiencies using Data Envelopment Analysis and test for cross-country differences. Efficiency scores are relatively high for South Korea and relatively low for the Philippines. We then investigate the link between ownership structure and efficiency controlling for various factors such as size, risk and the economic environment. We find that efficiency scores are higher for banks which are held by minority private shareholders and banks that are foreign-owned.

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  • Thierno Amadou Barry & Santos José O. Dacanay & Laetitia Lepetit & Amine Tarazi, 2008. "Ownership Structure and Bank Efficiency in the asia pacific region," Working Papers hal-00915134, HAL.
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    1. Edward Gardener & Philip Molyneux & Hoai Nguyen-Linh, 2010. "Determinants of efficiency in South East Asian banking," The Service Industries Journal, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 31(16), pages 2693-2719, July.

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