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Title:Identification of segments of European banks with a latent class frontier model PDF Logo
Authors:Barros, Carlos Pestana
Caporale, Guglielmo Maria
Gil-Alana, Luis A.
Issue Date:2007
Series/Report no.:CESifo working paper 2110
Abstract:This paper analyses technical efficiency of European banks over the period 1996-2003 with unbalanced panel data techniques. A latent class frontier model is used which allows the identification of different segments in the production frontier. We find that there are three statistically significant segments in the sample. Therefore, we conclude that no common banking policy can be effective for all the banks included in the sample, and that banking policies by segments are required instead.
JEL:C23
G21
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:CESifo Working Papers, CESifo Group Munich

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