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Efficiency evaluation of Greek commercial banks using DEA

Sofianopoulou, Stella (2012) Efficiency evaluation of Greek commercial banks using DEA. Journal of Applied Operational Research, 4 (4). pp. 183-193. ISSN 1735-8523

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The purpose of this work is to evaluate the efficiency of the biggest commercial banks that operated in Greece at the financial year 2009. The method used is Data Envelopment Analysis. Each bank is modelled as a linear system with multiple inputs and outputs. The innovation of the paper refers to the choice of data and the use of a combination of the intermediation approach and the Sealey and Lindley (1977) approach. The data used was derived from the Hellenic Banks Association and from the balance sheets of its members. These data include the interest expenses, fixed assets, deposits etc. To estimate the relative efficiency of the chosen DMU’s the MS Excel add-in program xIDEA 2.1 is employed. The results indicate several inefficiencies that may not have direct relation to the profitability of such institutions. But, these inefficiencies indicate the vulnerability of the Greek banking system and its potential to ask for help from the FSF (Financial Stability Fund).

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Depositing User: Stella Sofianopoulou


Item ID: 10119
ISSN: 1735-8523
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Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2018 11:07
Last Modified: 20 May 2019 12:01


Author: Stella Sofianopoulou ORCID iD

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Faculty of Business, Law and Tourism


Business and Management

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