Bank Ownership and Profit Efficiency of Russian Banks

  title={Bank Ownership and Profit Efficiency of Russian Banks},
  author={Veronika Belousova and Alexander M. Karminsky and I. G. Kozyr},
  journal={Bank of Finland Research Paper Series},
The paper examines how the type of ownership affects the profit efficiency of Russian banks. Using bank-quarter data for selected banks in the period 2004–2015, we combine stochastic frontier anal-ysis (SFA) methodology with an intermediary approach to assess profit efficiency. Our key findings show that foreign-owned banks are the most efficient, followed by state-owned banks and private domestic banks. We also find that the profit efficiency of foreign-owned banks was higher than that of… 
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