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Productivity and efficiency analysis of Shinkin banks: Evidence from bootstrap and Bayesian approaches

Assaf, A. George, Barros, Carlos P., Matousek, Roman (2011) Productivity and efficiency analysis of Shinkin banks: Evidence from bootstrap and Bayesian approaches. Journal of Banking and Finance, 35 (2). pp. 331-342. ISSN 0378-4266. (doi:10.1016/j.jbankfin.2010.08.017) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This paper analyzes the productivity and efficiency of Shinkin banks and the various prefectures in Japan, over the period from 2000 to 2006. We obtain estimates of efficiency growth and productivity growth, using the bootstrapped Malmquist index, and estimates of efficiency using the Bayesian distance frontier approach. We confirm that the efficiency growth and productivity growth of Shinkin banks did not improve significantly over the period of this study. In addition, we show that the efficiency of Shinkin banks is homogenous, with little variation across the banks analyzed. Methodologically, we also prove that a failure to impose theoretical regularity on the distance function could lead to false conclusions about the average efficiency or efficiency ranking of Shinkin banks. The study also includes an analysis of the correlates of productivity and efficiency growth, and provides efficiency and productivity estimates of the prefectures in which the banks are located. © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.jbankfin.2010.08.017
Uncontrolled keywords: Bayesian distance function, Bootstrapped Malmquist index, Japan, Shinkin banks
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Accounting and Finance
Depositing User: Tracey Pemble
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2014 14:47 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 12:04 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/39089 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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