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Economics of scale and scope in small depository institutions: Evidence from U.S. cooperative banks

Authors
Journal
The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance
1062-9769
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
36
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s1062-9769(96)90028-9

Abstract

Abstract This paper derives the scale and scope economy measures for the U.S. cooperative banks for the years 1989, 1990 and 1991 using the translog cost function. The results suggest that cooperative banks can save costs through increasing their size and diversifying their outputs.

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