Athanasoglou, Panayiotis and Georgiou, Evangelia and Staikouras, Christos (2008): Assessing output and productivity growth in the banking industry. Published in: RePEc No. Working Paper 2 (November 2008)
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This paper assesses the evolution of output and productivity in the Greek banking industry for the period 1990-2006. Three main categories of bank output were estimated based on modern theoretical approaches, while for the aggregation and estimation of output and inputs and the estimation of productivity (partial and total factor) we relied on the index number method (Tornqvist index). Additionally, we considered the effect of labor quality on banks’ productivity and using a growth accounting framework we examined the contribution of total factor productivity (TFP) to bank output growth. The results show that bank output and labor productivity increased considerably during the period under examination, outpacing the respective GDP growth and labor productivity of the Greek economy. Capital productivity and TFP of the Greek banking industry have also improved remarkably mainly since 1999, as a result of the structural changes that took place within the industry, capital investments (mainly in IT equipment) as well as improvement in the quality of human capital.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Assessing output and productivity growth in the banking industry|
|English Title:||Assessing output and productivity growth in the banking industry|
|Keywords:||Bank output; user-cost approach; total factor productivity; Tornqvist index; growth accounting; labor quality|
|Subjects:||O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O4 - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity > O47 - Empirical Studies of Economic Growth ; Aggregate Productivity ; Cross-Country Output Convergence
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J2 - Demand and Supply of Labor > J24 - Human Capital ; Skills ; Occupational Choice ; Labor Productivity
D - Microeconomics > D2 - Production and Organizations > D24 - Production ; Cost ; Capital ; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity ; Capacity
G - Financial Economics > G2 - Financial Institutions and Services > G21 - Banks ; Depository Institutions ; Micro Finance Institutions ; Mortgages
|Depositing User:||PANAYIOTIS P. ATHANASOGLOU|
|Date Deposited:||04. Jul 2011 11:13|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 23:01|
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