Measurement of Banks’ Performance by Using Super-Efficiency DEA Model

Part of the India Studies in Business and Economics book series (ISBE)


Banks play a crucial role in channelization of untapped saving into productive uses. This chapter makes an attempt to judge the performance of the banking sector in India since the 1990s, by using data envelopment analysis (DEA)-based super-efficiency model during the period 1992–2012. We find that the performance of the public sector banks improved during the 2002–2012 period in comparison with 1992–2001 Also, the public sector banks witnessed comparatively lesser degree of variation in the efficiency score in comparison with the new private section and the foreign banks. We also find that non-traditional activities play a key role in determining the level of efficiency of the banks in the post-reforms period. Size (in terms of total assets, not in terms of the number of bank branches) and dominance in the deposit market can provide the banks the necessary leeway to embrace technology-embedded products and services. Finally, the study also pinpoints the adverse effect of asset quality with the level of efficiency in the banking sector.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Economics DepartmentBurdwan UniversityBurdwanIndia
  2. 2.Economics DepartmentShyampur Siddheswari Mahavidyalaya, University of CalcuttaHowrahIndia

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