Malindretos, John and Kasibhatla, Krishna and Rivera-Solis, Luis Eduardo (2008): Evaluating the efficiency of Latin American banks.
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Latin American banking sector has undergone tremendous changes over the years as a result of changes in regulation, globalization and developments in Telecommunications and Information Technology. A very important development has been financial liberalization where Latin America opened its doors to foreign banks. An important issue that needs to be addressed is whether the local commercial banks are efficient enough in their operations to be economically viable in a highly competitive environment. The objective of this study is to examine the factors behind bank profitability, following financial liberalization in five countries, Honduras, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, and Venezuela, using 2004 financial data.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Evaluating the efficiency of Latin American banks|
|Keywords:||Banking efficiency; financial liberalization; Latin American banking|
|Subjects:||P - Economic Systems > P3 - Socialist Institutions and Their Transitions > P33 - International Trade, Finance, Investment, Relations, and Aid
D - Microeconomics > D5 - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium > D53 - Financial Markets
D - Microeconomics > D4 - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design > D40 - General
N - Economic History > N2 - Financial Markets and Institutions > N26 - Latin America ; Caribbean
|Depositing User:||Dr. Luis Rivera|
|Date Deposited:||20. Nov 2011 21:44|
|Last Modified:||18. Feb 2013 22:42|
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