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University of Connecticut

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Economics Working Papers Department of Economics

9-1-2004

Productivity Growth and Efficiency in Indian Banking: A Comparison of Public, Private, and Foreign Banks T.T. Ram Mohan
Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad

Subhash C. Ray
University of Connecticut

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Mohan, T.T. Ram and Ray, Subhash C., "Productivity Growth and Efficiency in Indian Banking: A Comparison of Public, Private, and Foreign Banks" (2004). Economics Working Papers. Paper 200427. http://digitalcommons.uconn.edu/econ_wpapers/200427

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Productivity Growth and Efficiency in Indian Banking: A Comparison of Public, Private, and Foreign Banks T. T. Ram Mohan Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad

Subhash Ray
University of Connecticut

Working Paper 2004-27 September 2004

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Abstract
India’s public sector banks (PSBs) are compared unfavorably with their private sector counterparts, domestic and foreign. This comparison rests, for the most part, on financial measures of performance, and such a comparison provides much of the rationale for privatization of PSBs.In this paper, we attempt a comparison between PSBs and their private sector counterparts based on measures of productivity that use quantities of outputs and inputs. We employ two measures of productivity: Tornqvist and Malmquist total factor productivity growth. We attempt these comparisons over the period 1992-2000, comparing PSBs with both domestic private and foreign banks. Out of a total of four...

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