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Regulatory reform and productivity change in Indian banking

Casu, B., Ferrari, A. and Zhao, T. (2013) Regulatory reform and productivity change in Indian banking. Review of Economics and Statistics, 95 (3). pp. 1066-1077. ISSN 1530-9142

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This paper examines the impact of regulatory reform on productivity growth and its components for Indian banks in 1992-2009. We estimate parametric and non-parametric efficiency frontiers, followed by Divisia and Malmquist indexes of Total Factor Productivity respectively. To account for technology heterogeneity among ownership types we utilise a metafrontier approach. Results are consistent across methodologies and show sustained productivity growth, driven mainly by technological progress. Furthermore, results indicate that different ownership types react differently to changes in the operating environment. The position of foreign banks becomes increasingly dominant and their production technology becomes the best practice in the industry.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Politics, Economics and International Relations > Economics
ID Code:28822
Publisher:MIT Press


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