Managers and efficiency in banking
Kauko, Karlo (05.04.2007)
JulkaisusarjaBank of Finland Research Discussion Papers
Julkaisun pysyvä osoite onhttps://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi:bof-20140807445
This paper presents evidence on the impact of managers on cost efficiency in banking. Stochastic frontier analysis is applied to a unique Finnish data set. The paper finds that manager age and education have strong yet complicated effects. University education enhances efficiency if the manager is running a large bank. Managing director changes are systematically followed by efficiency changes. Manager retirement typically causes an efficiency improvement, whereas other manager changes can either improve or weaken efficiency. Keywords: efficiency, banking, managers JEL classification numbers: G21, L25, M19
Published in Journal of Banking & Finance, Volume 33, Issue 3, March 2009, Pages 546-556.