Social-Economic Integration of Greek Repatriates from the Former USSR: Obstacles to entry into the Greek Labour Market. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 29(3): 519-534, 2003

Social-Economic Integration of Greek Repatriates from the Former USSR: Obstacles to entry into the Greek Labour Market, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 29(3): 519-534 (SCOPUS, ISI Listed. Impact factor: 1.871 and 5-year: 2.238). In common with D. Salamouris (2003).

This study offers an application of a non-parametric analytic technique (Data Envelopment Analysis) in measuring the performance of the Greek banking system. It explores the efficiency of Greek Banks with the use of a number of suggested financial efficiency ratios for the time period 1997-99. In this way the proposed model offers an empirical reference set for comparing the inefficient banks with the efficient ones. It departs from the most frontier studies of bank performance, by using these suggested ratios as output measures (and with no reference to input measures). We find that the higher the size of total assets the higher the efficiency is. We also find a wide variation in performance and we show that the increase in efficiency is accompanied with a reduction in the number of small banks due to mergers and acquisitions.