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Efficiency in Banking: Does the Choice of Inputs and Outputs Matter?

Floros, Christos, Zopounidis, Constantin, Tan, Aaron Yong, Lemonakis, Christos, Garefalakis, Alexandros and Tabouratzi, Efthalia (2017) Efficiency in Banking: Does the Choice of Inputs and Outputs Matter? International Journal of Computational Economics and Econometrics. ISSN 1757-1170 (In Press)

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Abstract

This paper examines banking efficiency using recent data from PIGS countries (i.e.: Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain) which suffer from debt problems. We employ a 2-stage approach based on the effect of several items of balance sheets on cash flows and DEA analysis. More specifically, we extend previous studies by giving attention to the deposit dilemma. The reported results show that the choice of inputs and outputs does matter in the case of European banking efficiency. Although the role of deposits is controversial, we find that deposits may be an output variable, due to liquidity issues that play major role in the efficiency of PIGS’ banking sector. We also report that the DEA model with deposits as an output variable generates efficiency scores that fall between periods. These results are helpful to bank managers and financial analysts dealing with efficiency modeling.

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ContributionNameEmailORCID
AuthorFloros, Christoschristos.floros@port.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
AuthorZopounidis, ConstantinUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
AuthorTan, Aaron Yonga.y.tan@hud.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
AuthorLemonakis, ChristosUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
AuthorGarefalakis, AlexandrosUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
AuthorTabouratzi, EfthaliaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Schools: Huddersfield Business School
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Depositing User: Aaron Tan
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2017 13:00
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2017 13:08
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/34055

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