• Elona Shehu European University of Tirana, Tirana
Keywords: efficiency, solvency, leverage, performance


Many articles discuss the importance of banking systems and their profitability as well as the factors determining these. This article examines the determinants of bank efficiency in the Albanian banking industry. During the second half of this decade a considerable decrease in the efficiency ratio of the Albanian banking system was evident. To understand which factors affected the efficiency, and whether Albania should control certain factors in order to improve efficiency, relationships between particular factors were analyzed using
a multiple regression analysis. The study examines 16 commercial banks in Albania, from 1998 to 2015. It finds a significant relationship between efficiency, capital adequacy, the return on assets, and solvency


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