The relative efficiency effects of Australian credit union mergers are examined. The period of investigation is June 1992-June 1997, which allows the examination of 16 credit union mergers in the 1993-1994 financial year. Multiple regression is applied to examine the impact of credit union mergers on x-efficiency and allocative efficiency. The data envelopment analysis (DEA) frontier approach is used to provide measures of x-efficiency and allocative efficiency. Results provide statistical evidence that, on average, credit union mergers do not result in an increase in x-efficiency or allocative efficiency postmerger relative to other credit unions.
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 1999|
- Credit unions