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Thesis - University Access Only
Master of Science (MS)
In this study, economies of scale and scope are derived for rural, agriculturally based financial institutions in South Dakota. The empirical estimation included in this study uses cost function analyses via Shephard's lemma and Zellner's seemingly unrelated regression parameter estimation procedure. The results suggest that financial institutions can receive cost advantages by increasing their scale of operations and by diversifying their outputs.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Financial institutions -- Costs -- South Dakota
Economies of scale
South Dakota State University
Clement, Brian James, "Multiproduct Cost Measures: A Study of Financial Institutions in South Dakota" (1997). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 5910.