Performance Efficiency Evaluation of U.S. Credit Unions Around the 2009 Global Recession: A Data Envelopment Analysis Approach

  • Lijuan Sun
  • Xu Sun
  • Monika K. Rabarison

Abstract

This paper examines the impact of the latest economic recession on performance efficiency of U.S. credit unions using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA), a non-parametric method. We find that larger credit unions and credit unions with lower loss loan provisions tend to have higher efficiency. Our results reveal that, compared to the pre-recession period, the recession and the post-recession periods affected the efficiency of Federal Credit Unions (FCUs) and Federally Insured State-Chartered Credit Unions (FISCUs) differently. FISCUs have significantly higher efficiency than FCUs before the recession but FCUs exhibit higher efficiency during the recession and post-recession periods.

Published
2019-01-30
How to Cite
SUN, Lijuan; SUN, Xu; RABARISON, Monika K.. Performance Efficiency Evaluation of U.S. Credit Unions Around the 2009 Global Recession: A Data Envelopment Analysis Approach. The Journal of Business Inquiry, [S.l.], v. 18, n. 2, p. 120-142, jan. 2019. ISSN 2155-4072. Available at: <http://journals.uvu.edu/index.php/jbi/article/view/300>. Date accessed: 12 dec. 2019.