Technical Efficiency of Jordanian Banking Sector Based on DEA Approach

  • Ammar Jreisat School of Economics and Finance, University of Western Sydney, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith NSW 2751, Australia.
  • Satya Paul School of Economics and Finance, University of Western Sydney, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith NSW 2751, Australia.


This study examines efficiency levels of the Jordanian banking sector (13 domestic and 3
foreign banks) over the period 1996 to 2007, by estimating a non-parametric approach (Data
Envelopment Analysis). The study also investigates the trends in estimated efficiency
scores. Results indicate that large banks appear to be more efficient than small banks and
domestic banks appear to be more efficient than foreign banks. Arab Bank is found to be the
most technically efficient among large banks and Capital Bank of Jordan is found to be on
average more technically efficient among all the medium banks also among the entire


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How to Cite
JREISAT, Ammar; PAUL, Satya. Technical Efficiency of Jordanian Banking Sector Based on DEA Approach. Terengganu International Finance and Economics Journal (TIFEJ), [S.l.], v. 1, n. 1, p. 11 - 24, feb. 2011. ISSN 2232-0539. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 02 oct. 2023.