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AUTHOR NAME
 
Family Name:
Manole
 
First Name:
Vlad
 
ABSTRACT OF PAPER
 
Title of Paper:
A Cross-Country Non-Parametric Analysis of GCC's Banking Sector
 
Paper Proposal Text :
GCC’s financial sectors development strategies have succeeded in building strong regional banking centers, which have become engines of growth and sources of employment in the region. This paper estimates indicators of commercial bank efficiency by applying a non-parametric estimation technique, data envelopment analysis (DEA), to comprehensive bank-level data from GCC countries. I use censored Tobit analysis to study the effect of market concentration, ownership structure and bank specialization (Islamic versus non-Islamic banking) on the efficiency of banks. Furthermore, the efficiency results are used to analyze if, in the context of financial crisis, depositors force bank management to improve the efficiency of banks. Market discipline is seen as an alternative way of improving banking system reliability and I find that depositors play a significant role in disciplining bank management.
 
 
 

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