Regulations, Supervision and Banks' Cost and Profit Efficiency Around the World: A Stochastic Frontier Approach

  title={Regulations, Supervision and Banks' Cost and Profit Efficiency Around the World: A Stochastic Frontier Approach},
  author={Fotios Pasiouras and S. Tanna and C. Zopounidis},
  journal={Banking & Financial Institutions},
  • Fotios Pasiouras, S. Tanna, C. Zopounidis
  • Published 2007
  • Business
  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • This paper uses stochastic frontier analysis and Tobit regressions to provide international evidence on the impact of regulatory, supervision and environmental factors on bank efficiency. Our contribution is twofold. First, we use a newly constructed database of 3,086 observations from 677 publicly quoted commercial banks operating in 88 countries to provide cross-country evidence on the determinants of banks' cost and profit efficiency during the period 2000-2004. Second, we utilise the new… CONTINUE READING
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