Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/65775
Authors: 
Daley, Jenifer
Matthews, Kent
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
Cardiff Economics Working Papers E2009/29
Abstract: 
The study examines the changes to total factor productivity of Jamaican banks between 1998 and 2007. Using Data Envelopment Analysis with bootstrap to construct a Malmquist index, bank productivity is measured and decomposed into technical progress and efficiency. The results suggest an inconsistent growth pattern for banks between 1998 and 2007 driven mainly by efficiency gains in the immediate post-crisis period to 2002, and by technological progress towards the end of the sample period. The second largest banks along with merchant and locally-owned banks showed significant productivity growth in some models, with modest growth for commercial and foreign-owned banks.
Subjects: 
Bank productivity
Malmquist Productivity index
DEA
Bootstrapping
Jamaica
JEL: 
G21
G28
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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