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Author Hauner, David, author

Title Explaining efficiency differences among large German and Austrian banks / prepared by David Hauner
Published [Washington D.C.] : International Monetary Fund, [2004]
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Description 1 online resource (23 pages)
Series IMF working paper ; WP/04/140
IMF working paper ; WP/04/140
Summary Cost-efficiency, scale efficiency, and productivity change are estimated by data envelopment analysis; and cost-efficiency is regressed on explanatory variables. No evidence is found for average productivity responding to deregulation over the period studied. State-owned banks are found to be more cost-efficient (likely owing to cheaper funds) and cooperative banks to be about as cost-efficient as private banks. Increasing economies of scale but decreasing economies of scope provide rationale for M & As among banks with similar product portfolios. Interbank and capital market funding is found to be more cost-efficient than deposits when the cost of retail networks is controlled for
Notes Print version record
Subject Banks and banking -- Austrian
Banks and banking -- Germany.
Cost effectiveness.
Form Electronic book
Author International Monetary Fund. African Department, issuing body
ISBN 1451901313