This paper analyzes the inefficiency convergence of Indonesian banks using Stochastic Frontier Analysis and panel data estimation, covering the period after financial crisis 2008 until 2017. This paper also investigates the determinant of this inefficiency implying the convergence. To estimate the inefficiency rate, proxied by price of loan, this paper uses three inputs including price of labor, price capital, and price of fund. Our analysis shows that during 2008-2017 the inefficiency score converged at a speed of 26.2 %. Furthermore inflation, gross domestic product, and exchange rate significantly affect the growth of inefficiency convergence. This paper contributes to the empirical literatures particularly on banking research. Overall, the findings imply that policymakers can mitigate the effects of the global financial crisis by lowering interest rate, providing fiscal stimulus, as well as protecting the poorest from financial deterioration.
- Global crisis