An Insight into the Model Structures Applied in DEA-Based Bank Branch Efficiency Measurements

Document Type: Review paper


1 Department of Mathematics, Iran University of Science & Technology, Tehran, Iran.

2 Department of Mathematics, Iran University of Science & Technology, Tehran, Iran

3 Department of Mathematics, Semnan University, Tehran, Iran


In this paper, we focus on the Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA)-based model structures have been used in assessing bank branch efficiency. Probing the methodologies of 75 published studies at the branch level since 1985 to early 2015, we found that these models can be divided into four categories: standard basic DEA models, single level and multi-level models, enriched (hybrid) models and special models. Also, summary statistics for DEA applications in bank branches from the perspectives of different measurement approaches adopted by researchers and  the frequency of appearing the models of each category in the literature of discussion are derived and presented. The illustrated statistical comparisons show that the popularity of multi-level models than the single level models are on the rise. Furthermore, as a result, we can conclude that from the perspective of performance measurement approaches applied to bank branches, the production approach is more widely used than the others.


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