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    Decomposing total factor productivity while treating for misspecification

    Mamatzakis, Emmanuel and Tsionas, E. (2020) Decomposing total factor productivity while treating for misspecification. Working Paper. Birkbeck, University of London, London, UK.

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    Decomposing firm performance has been challenging for some time. Yet the importance of accurately measuring performance is unequivocal. We propose a flexible functional of total factor productivity (TFP) that measures firm performance and treats misspecification. We argue that measuring bank productivity at global level, which is provided by our model based on bank micro-foundations, is better suited than other measures. Our results suggest that there is not much convergence in TFP across the world, though the technology has positively contributed to bank TFP growth. However, nonperforming loans have had the opposite effect. Furthermore, we show that bank risk-taking and raising capital by equity are negatively related to TFP growth; instead, liquidity has a positive impact.


    Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
    Additional Information: BWPMA 2001: ISSN 2052 – 0581
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Productivity, misspecification, banks
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Business School
    Research Centres and Institutes: Innovation Management Research, Birkbeck Centre for, Accounting and Finance Research Centre
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2020 11:34
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:58


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