Cost efficiency and UK building societies. An econometric panel-data study employing a flexible fourier functional form.

Ashton, J.K., 1998. Cost efficiency and UK building societies. An econometric panel-data study employing a flexible fourier functional form. Working Paper. Bournemouth: Bournemouth University.

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Abstract

The paper empirically quantifies firm specific 'distribution free' cost efficiency, economies of scale and economies of scope in the UK building society sector between 1990-1995. Both a flexible Fourier and a translog functional form are employed with an intermediation representation of depository institution production. Differences in the performance of these two functional forms are found. A broad distribution of cost efficiency over the sample period is observed, with a mean efficiency of 76 per cent estimated using the flexible Fourier form and a mean efficiency of 72.52 per cent estimated employing the translog form. Distinct results for economies of scale are produced with the two models.

Item Type:Monograph (Working Paper)
Subjects:Social Sciences > Finance and Financial Economics
Social Sciences > Commerce
Group:Business School
ID Code:3064
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:28 May 2007
Last Modified:07 Mar 2013 14:38

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