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Title: Dynamics of Cost-Efficiency in Indian Public Sector Banks: A Post-Deregulation Experience
Authors: Kumar S.
Gulati, Rachita
Published in: Proceedings of Twelfth Annual Conference on Money and Finance in the Indian Economy, March
Abstract: This paper analyses the trends of cost efficiency and its components across Indian public sector banks (PSBs) during the post-deregulation period spanning from 1992/93 to 2007/08. The study also examines the issue of convergence in cost, technical and allocative efficiencies levels of Indian PSBs. The empirical results indicate that deregulation has had a positive impact on the cost efficiency levels of Indian public sector banking industry over the period of study. Further, technical efficiency of Indian public sector banking industry followed an upward trend, while allocative efficiency followed a path of deceleration. We note that, in Indian public sector banking industry, the cost inefficiency is mainly driven by technical inefficiency rather than allocative inefficiency. The convergence analysis reveals that the inefficient PSBs are not only catching-up but also moving ahead than the efficient ones, i.e., the banks with low level of cost efficiency at the beginning of the period are growing more rapidly than the highly cost efficient banks. In sum, the study confirms a strong presence of σ - and β - convergence in cost efficiency levels of Indian public sector banking industry.
Citation: Proceedings of Twelfth Annual Conference on Money and Finance in the Indian Economy, March, (2010)
URI: http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/17635
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research
Keywords: Data envelopment analysis, Public sector banks, Cost efficiency, Technical efficiency, Allocative efficiency, Convergence.
Author Scopus IDs: 57206762527
26221190300
Author Affiliations: Kumar, S., Punjab School of Economics, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, India
Gulati, R., Punjab School of Economics, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, India
Corresponding Author: Kumar, S.; Punjab School of Economics, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, India; email: sunil12eco@yahoo.com
Appears in Collections:Conference Publications [HS]

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