Cost Efficiency of the Chinese Banking Sector

A Comparison of Stochastic Frontier Analysis and Data Envelopment Analysis

Yizhe Dong, Robert Hamilton, Mark Tippett

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Abstract

This paper investigates the consistency of efficiency scores obtained from the stochastic frontier analysis and data envelopment analysis methods. We estimate cost efficiency and economies of scale based on an unbalanced panel data set of Chinese banks over the period 1994 to 2007. The results suggest moderate consistency between parametric and non-parametric frontier methods in efficiency scores rankings, identification of best and worst practise banks, the stability of efficiency scores over time and correlation between frontier efficiency and accounting based performance measures. Based on the findings, we conclude that the use of multiple frontier techniques for efficiency analysis is to be strongly recommended and that this methodological cross-checking analysis will result in more robust and convincing assessments of bank performance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)298-308
Number of pages11
JournalEconomic Modelling
Volume36
Early online date22 Oct 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Banking sector
Data envelopment analysis
Stochastic frontier analysis
Efficiency frontier
Performance measures
Bank performance
Economies of scale
Ranking
Efficiency analysis
Nonparametric frontier
Unbalanced panel data

Keywords

  • Cost efficiency
  • Stochastic frontier analysis
  • Data envelope analysis
  • Chinese banking

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Cost Efficiency of the Chinese Banking Sector : A Comparison of Stochastic Frontier Analysis and Data Envelopment Analysis. / Dong, Yizhe; Hamilton, Robert; Tippett, Mark.

In: Economic Modelling, Vol. 36, 2014, p. 298-308.

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