Assessing the effectiveness of banking reform endeavours on the performance of egyptian banks

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Economics Department

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Research Article

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International Research Journal of Finance and Economics

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The research commences by analyzing banking efficiency of 26 Egyptian banks during the period of the first phase of the Bank Reform Plan implemented by the Central Bank of Egypt from 2004 to 2009. A double-stage Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) model is employed to measure the efficiency of banking decision making units (DMUs) with regards to profitability, production and intermediation. While the first stage DEA loosely compares efficiency by ownership, the second stage goes deeper by dividing banks into two broad categories: efficient and super-efficient units. The research culminates in proposing guidelines to steer the banking sector towards enhanced efficiency. © EuroJournals Publishing, Inc. 2010.

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