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The impact of the macroeconomic factors in the bank efficiency: Evidence from the Chinese city banks

Xiang Chen and Ching-Cheng Lu ()

The North American Journal of Economics and Finance, 2021, vol. 55, issue C

Abstract: This study uses stochastic frontier analysis to examine the impact of the regional disparities in the cost and profit efficiency for a sample of city commercial banks in China from 2005 to 2014. The results indicate that bank efficiency of Chinese City Commercial banks is positively correlated to the per capital GDP but negatively linked to urban population ratio. However, compared the eastern and non-eastern regions, there is a significant difference in effects of macroeconomic factors for bank efficiency. The macroeconomic conditions influence the efficiency of Chinese City Commercial banks in eastern regions are more significant than the others.

Keywords: Regional disparity; Chinese city banks; Bank efficiency; Stochastic frontier analysis; Macroeconomic conditions (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D20 G21 P34 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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DOI: 10.1016/j.najef.2020.101294

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