Assessing Chinese Commercial Bank Technical Efficiency with a Parametric Hyperbolic Distance Function


This paper contributes to the literatures about Chinese commercial banks technical efficiency. In order to eliminate the deviation of efficiency scores caused by an undesirable output that is represented by banks’ non-performing loans, the estimation is based on an enhanced parametric hyperbolic distance function which considers not only desirable outputs but also undesirable outputs. Furthermore, we extend the model to divide the factors that affecting technical efficiency into direct factors and indirect factors and exclude the influence of the latter when analyzing the determiners of banks technical efficiency. The validity of this model is examined by a panel of bank data from 2004-2010.

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Fang, X. and Yang, F. (2014) Assessing Chinese Commercial Bank Technical Efficiency with a Parametric Hyperbolic Distance Function. American Journal of Operations Research, 4, 124-131. doi: 10.4236/ajor.2014.43012.

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