The cost efficiency of the Hong Kong Banking sector over the period 2004 to 2014 is estimated by both traditional DEA and DEA window analysis. The two efficiency estimates are highly correlated with each other and both methods indicate an overall decrease in cost efficiency in the middle of the period, coincident with the Global Financial Crisis and, then, some recovery in efficiency. A second stage regression analysis finds that bank size and GDP growth are positively associated with efficiency, whereas revenue diversification and inflation are associated with lower efficiency. Stock exchange listing status appears to be associated with lower efficiency but no clear relationship between measures of market structure and efficiency is found.
EcoMod 2016: International Conference on Economic Modelling, Lisbon, Portugal 6-8 July 2016
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