The effect of financial liberalization on the efficiency of financial institutions: The case of jordanian commercial banks

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Abstract

Jordan undertook major financial sector liberalization starting in the early of 1990s. The effect of this reform on the efficiency of the banking sector is evaluated. A non-parametric method of Data Development Analysis (DEA) has been used to arrive at the efficiency scores for a panel data sample covering eight Jordanian commercial banks over the period 1984 to 2001. The findings suggest that liberalization program was followed by an observable increase in efficiency. Another finding of the study is that large banks demonstrated the faster productivity growth during the liberalization. The study has important implications such as guiding the government policy regarding deregulation and liberalization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-106
Number of pages36
JournalJournal of Transnational Management Development
Volume9
Issue number2-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 28 2004
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Commercial banks
  • Data development analysis
  • Financial institutions
  • Financial liberalization
  • Jordan
  • Jordanian commercial banks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Development
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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