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Title:Efficiency and convergence in the Jamaican banking sector 1998 - 2007 PDF Logo
Authors:Daley, Jenifer
Matthews, Kent
Issue Date:2009
Series/Report no.:Cardiff Economics Working Papers E2009/30
Abstract:Deregulation, re-regulation and continuing globalisation embody an imperative that banks increase efficiency to survive. We employ non-parametric bootstrap DEA to measure technical efficiency among Jamaican banks between 1998 and 2007. In addition, we test for conditional convergence to identify pointing variables for technical efficiency. Overall, the results suggest that there has been a tendency towards improvement in bank efficiency levels for the largest banks. The findings show strong evidence of conditional convergence, which means that each bank is converging to its own steady-state and that GDP growth, ownership and size are the major influences on levels of technical efficiency.
Subjects:Bank efficiency
DEA
Bootstrap
Convergence
Jamaica
JEL:G21
G28
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Cardiff Economics Working Papers, Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University

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