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The Cost Efficiency of Commercial Banks in Hong Kong

  • Jim Wong
  • Tom Pak-Wing Fong
  • Eric Tak-Chuen Wong
  • Ka-Fai Choi
Part of the Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Banking and Financial Institutions book series (SBFI)

Abstract

In recent years, the cost efficiency of banks, along with scale and scope economies, has attracted much attention from both academics and policy makers. Given their special role in channelling funds from savers to investors, poor cost efficiency of banks would restrain the creation of credit, thus jeopardizing the level of economic performance. In addition, inefficiency would affect banks’ earnings, hampering their ability to withstand shocks. The cost efficiency of the US and European banking industries has been examined intensively.1 As for the banking sector in Hong Kong, the issue has only recently been studied by Kwan (2002, 2006) and Drake et al. (2006a, 2006b).

Keywords

Commercial Bank Banking Sector Cost Efficiency Large Bank Small Bank 
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© Jim Wong, Tom Pak-Wing Fong, Eric Tak-Chuen Wong and Ka-Fai Choi 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jim Wong
  • Tom Pak-Wing Fong
  • Eric Tak-Chuen Wong
  • Ka-Fai Choi

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