Fusiones bancarias en chile: Una evaluación de la eficiencia X

Translated title of the contribution: Bank mergers in chile: An X-efficiency assessment

Gino Loyola, Yolanda Portilla

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During the last two decades, the Chilean banking system has experienced an increasing degree of industrial concentration via mergers among its institutions. Recent evidence suggests that these consolidation processes may bring significant benefits derived from the X-efficiency. The aim of this study is to empirically assess the effects of bank mergers in Chile on this class of efficiency, based on a profit frontier approach. In general, our results show a positive effect of bank mergers on efficiency standards. This suggests that reduction of X-inefficiencies should be an important element to consider when evaluating these processes from a private and public perspective.

Translated title of the contributionBank mergers in chile: An X-efficiency assessment
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)140-157
Number of pages18
JournalAcademia Revista Latinoamericana de Administracion
Issue number47
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)


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