Cost Efficiency In Turkish Banking Sector (2005-2013)

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Ayyalcinkaya A. E., Kok R.

EGE ACADEMIC REVIEW, vol.16, no.2, pp.273-286, 2016 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.21121/eab.2016216929
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.273-286
  • Keywords: Banks, Cost Efficiency, Stochastic Frontier Analysis, Effects of Inefficiency, PRODUCTION FRONTIERS
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


This study examines how credit mechanism works in banking and whether resource allocation between the banks is efficient or not. We use stochastic frontier analysis (SFA) that is one of the parametric methods, by using the database for 21 banks in Turkey for the period of 2005-2013. The weighted average cost efficiency of the banks is measured in comparison with the most efficient bank that performs under the same conditions and that produces the same output with them. According to the analytical findings, we determine that increasing of credit cost affects resource allocation disruptively in financial system. As regards, some suggestions are developed on economic policy via internal and external causilities that bring about cost inefficiency.