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The effects of ownership on bank efficiency in Latin America

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Figueira, Catarina; Nellis, Joseph; Parker, David

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Abstract In recent years many countries have privatized their state-owned banks and encouraged foreign investment. This paper investigates the roles of state and private ownership and foreign and domestic ownership on the performance of banks across Latin America. Using a range of financial and economic ratios, data envelopment analysis and regression modelling, the study reveals that by 2001 there was surprisingly little difference in performance between state-owned and privately-owned banks and between foreign and domestically-owned banks. The study also reports significantly different levels of bank performance in different Latin American countries, suggesting that country differences outweighed ownership differences in explaining performance.
Classification Economic Sectors; Financial Planning, Accountancy
Free Keywords Latin America; banking efficiency; ownership; performance
Document language English
Publication Year 2009
Page/Pages p. 2353-2368
Journal Applied Economics, 41 (2009) 18
Status Postprint; peer reviewed
Licence PEER Licence Agreement (applicable only to documents from PEER project)