The productivity and performance of Australia’s major banks since deregulation

Abbott, Malcolm, Wu, Su and Wang, Wei Chun 2013, The productivity and performance of Australia’s major banks since deregulation, Journal of economics and finance, vol. 37, no. 1, pp. 122-135, doi: 10.1007/s12197-011-9172-0.

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Title The productivity and performance of Australia’s major banks since deregulation
Author(s) Abbott, Malcolm
Wu, Su
Wang, Wei ChunORCID iD for Wang, Wei Chun
Journal name Journal of economics and finance
Volume number 37
Issue number 1
Start page 122
End page 135
Total pages 14
Publisher Springer New York LLC
Place of publication New York, N. Y.
Publication date 2013-01
ISSN 1055-0925
Keyword(s) performance
data envelopment analysis
Summary The aim of this study is to present some measures of the performance of banks operating in Australia since the deregulation of the Australian financial system in early 1980s; including the periods of financial market instability (the early 1990s and mid to late 2000s). In undertaking this measurement two approaches will be used. The first simply applies standard financial indicators. The second approach applies data envelopment analysis (DEA), to determine Malmquist indices of the levels of and the changes in the efficiency and productivity of Australian banks. The empirical results demonstrate the effect of deregulation and periodic financial crisis’s on the performance of individual banks, and the major part of the Australian banking sector. Overall the productivity performance of the Australian banks tended to improve considerably in those periods of strongest economic growth (i.e. the mid 1980s and 2000s).
Language eng
DOI 10.1007/s12197-011-9172-0
Field of Research 140207 Financial Economics
Socio Economic Objective 910405 Public Sector Productivity
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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