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Author Chen, Chuling, 1973- author

Title Bank efficiency in Sub-Saharan African middle-income countries / prepared by Chuling Chen
Published Washington, D.C. : International Monetary Fund, ©2009
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Description 1 online resource (32 pages) : color illustrations
Series IMF working paper, 2227-8885 ; WP/09/14
IMF working paper ; WP/09/14
Summary We use bank level data to study the efficiency of banks in Sub-Saharan African middle-income countries and provide possible explanations for the difference in the efficiency levels of banks. We find that banks, on average, could save 20-30 percent of their total costs if they were operating efficiently, and that foreign banks are more efficient than public banks and domestic private banks. Among the factors that could affect the efficiency levels are macroeconomic stability, depth of financial development, the degree of market competition, strong legal rights and contract laws, and better governance, including political stability and government effectiveness. Our findings point to the importance of policies that aim to build stronger institutions, promote more competition, and improve governance
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At head of title: African Department
"January 2009."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 30-32)
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Subject Banks and banking -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Econometric models
Banks and banking -- Econometric models.
Technische Effizienz.
Afrika südlich der Sahara.
Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Form Electronic book
Author International Monetary Fund. African Department
ISBN 1451915977
ISSN 2227-8885