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Analysis of the Efficiency and Profitability of the Japanese Banking System, Elena Loukoianova

The paper analyzes the efficiency and profitability of Japanese banks from 2000-06. It uses a non-parametric approach, the data envelopment analysis (DEA) to analyze banks' cost and revenue efficiency. The results show that the performance of Japanese banks has steadily improved since 2001, but there are significant differences within the banking sector, with regional banks being less cost and revenue efficient relative to both City and Trust banks. While Japanese bank profitability is low compared to that in other advanced countries, there is considerable potential for efficiency gains, particularly through increased cost-sharing arrangements among regional banks, consolidation of regional banks with major or other regional banks, and the creation of bank consortia to pool resources for asset and risk management
Table Of Contents
Contents; I. Introduction; II. Brief Literature Review; III. Performance of Japanese Banks; Tables; 1. Japan: Non-Performing Loans and Credit Costs of Regional Banks; Figures; 1. Japan: Shares of Deposits and Loans of Private Financial Institutions; 2. Japan: Performance Indicators of Japanese Banks, 2000-05; 2. Japan: Indicators of Banks Performance, 2005; 3. Japan: Unit Revenue and Net Income, 2000-05; 3. Indicators of Banks Performance in Comparator Countries, 2005; 4. Income per Branch and Employee in Comparator Countries, 2005
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non fiction
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1 online resource (36 p.)
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