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Title:Does size matter? Economies of scale in the German mutual fund industry PDF Logo
Authors:Mauerer, Raimond
Schaefer, Alexander
Issue Date:2009
Series/Report no.:Working paper series // Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften Finance & accounting 201
Abstract:In this paper, we analyze economies of scale for German mutual fund complexes. Using 2002-2005 data of 41 investment management companies, we specify a hedonic translog cost function. Applying a fixed effects regression on a one-way error component model there is clear evidence of significant overall economies of scale. On the level of individual mutual fund complexes we find significant economies of scale for all of the companies in our sample. With regard to cost efficiency, we find that the average mutual fund complexes in all size quartiles deviate considerably from the best practice cost frontier.
Subjects:mutual fund complex
cost efficiency
economies of scale
hedonic translog cost function
fixed effects regression
one-way error component model
JEL:G2
L25
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Working Paper Series: Finance and Accounting, Universität Frankfurt a. M.

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