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A Cobb Douglas stochastic frontier model on measuring domestic bank efficiency in Malaysia

Hernandez Montoya, Alejandro Raul and Hasan, Md. Zobaer and Kamil, Anton Abdulbasah and Mustafa, Adli and Baten, Md Azizul (2012) A Cobb Douglas stochastic frontier model on measuring domestic bank efficiency in Malaysia. PLoS ONE, 7 (8). e42215. ISSN 1932-6203

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Banking system plays an important role in the economic development of any country.Domestic banks, which are the main components of the banking system, have to be efficient; otherwise, they may create obstacle in the process of development in any economy.This study examines the technical efficiency of the Malaysian domestic banks listed in the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (KLSE) market over the period 2005–2010.A parametric approach, Stochastic Frontier Approach (SFA), is used in this analysis.The findings show that Malaysian domestic banks have exhibited an average overall efficiency of 94 percent, implying that sample banks have wasted an average of 6 percent of their inputs.Among the banks, RHBCAP is found to be highly efficient with a score of 0.986 and PBBANK is noted to have the lowest efficiency with a score of 0.918.The results also show that the level of efficiency has increased during the period of study, and that the technical efficiency effect has fluctuated considerably over time.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences
Depositing User: Prof. Madya Dr. Md. Azizul Baten
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2014 02:45
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2014 02:45
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/10637

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