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dc.contributor.authorYao, Shujieen_US
dc.contributor.authorHan, Zhongweien_US
dc.contributor.authorFeng, Genfuen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-15en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-26T07:39:57Z-
dc.date.available2011-04-26T07:39:57Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-92-9230-086-9en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/45054-
dc.description.abstractSince China joined the WTO in 2001, the pressure for bank reforms has mounted as China ought to fully open up its financial market to foreign competition by 2006. Efficiency is key for domestic banks to survive in a liberalised environment, but it appears that the last hope for raising bank efficiency is through ownership reform. Whether ownership reform and foreign competition can solve China's banking problem remains to be tested. This paper aims to answer this question through using a non-parametric approach to analyse the efficiency changes of 15 large commercial banks during 1998-2005. We find that ownership reform and foreign competition have forced the Chinese commercial banks to improve performance, as their total factor productivity rose by 5.6 per cent per annum. This coincides with the recent bullish Chinese stock markets led by three listed state-owned commercial banks. Despite such encouraging results, we remain cautious about the future of the Chinese banks, as the good results may have been artificially created with massive government support and the fundamentals of the banks may be still weak.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUNU-WIDER Helsinkien_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesResearch paper / UNU-WIDER 2008.38en_US
dc.subject.jelC60en_US
dc.subject.jelG14en_US
dc.subject.jelG21en_US
dc.subject.jelP34en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keyworddata envelopment analysis (DEA)en_US
dc.subject.keywordefficiencyen_US
dc.subject.keywordbankingen_US
dc.subject.keywordChinaen_US
dc.subject.stwWirtschaftsreformen_US
dc.subject.stwBankenreformen_US
dc.subject.stwPolitische Reformen_US
dc.subject.stwEigentumen_US
dc.subject.stwInternationaler Wettbewerben_US
dc.subject.stwChinaen_US
dc.titleOwnership reform, foreign competition, and efficiency of Chinese commercial banks: A non-parametric approachen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn571441610en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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