Efficiency analysis of Islamic banks: a case of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)

Abdel L. Anouze, Ali Emrouznejad

Research output: Unpublished contribution to conferenceAbstract


Although considerable effort has been invested in the measurement of banking efficiency using Data Envelopment Analysis, hardly any empirical research has focused on comparison of banks in Gulf States Countries This paper employs data on Gulf States banking sector for the period 2000-2002 to develop efficiency scores and rankings for both Islamic and conventional banks. We then investigate the productivity change using Malmquist Index and decompose the productivity into technical change and efficiency change. Further, hypothesis testing and statistical precision in the context of nonparametric efficiency and productivity measurement have been used. Specially, cross-country analysis of efficiency and comparisons of efficiencies between Islamic banks and conventional banks have been investigated using Mann-Whitney test.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event23rd European Conference on Operational Research - Bonn, Germany
Duration: 5 Jul 20098 Jul 2009


Conference23rd European Conference on Operational Research


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