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Emerging Competition in Postal and Delivery Services : Topics in Regulatory Economics and Policy - Michael A. Crew

Emerging Competition in Postal and Delivery Services

Topics in Regulatory Economics and Policy

By: Michael A. Crew (Editor), Paul R. Kleindorfer (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 28th February 1999
ISBN: 9780792384540
Number Of Pages: 360

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Emerging Competition in Postal and Delivery Services brings together practitioners, postal administrators, the courier industry, regulators, academic economists and lawyers to examine important policy and regulatory issues facing the postal and delivery industries. This volume reviews such topics as cost and productivity analysis, universal service and entry, demand analysis and the structure of postal payment system, price regulation and competition.

Authorsp. vii
Preface and Acknowledgementsp. ix
Legal and Institutional Perspectives
GATS and Physical Delivery Networksp. 3
Postal Pipeline Liberalization: the Beginning of the End for the Uniform Tariff?p. 21
The Swiss Postal Law of 1998: Is It Worth the Monopoly Protection?p. 31
Postal Joint Ventures and EC Competition Law Considerations: A Case Study Based on a Venture Between the Nordic PPOsp. 43
Postal Service and the Telecommunications Analogyp. 51
Cost and Productivity Analysis
Productivity and Technical Change in a Public Service Enterprisep. 75
Empirical Estimation of Incremental Costs for the U.S. Postal Servicep. 89
Technico-Economic Analysis of the Costs of Outside Work in Postal Deliveryp. 101
Proprietary Information Networks and the Scope of the Firm: the Case of International Courier and Small Package Services in Japanp. 123
Universal Service and Entry
An Analysis of the Potential for Cream Skimming in the United States Residential Delivery Marketp. 141
Mail Goes Where the Money Is: A Study of Rural Mail Delivery in the U.S.p. 159
Managing the Universal Service Obligationp. 181
Estimating the Cost of the Universal Service Obligation in Postal Servicep. 195
Authorization Procedures in The Postal Sector: Possible Lessons from Other Sectors for Entry Regulationp. 209
Demand Analysis and the Structure of Postal Payment Systems
How Important Have Price and Quality of Service Been to Mail Volume Growth?p. 229
The Future of Targeted Communication in Finlandp. 245
Demand for Letters in Portugalp. 265
Transaction Costs of Alternative Postage Payment and Evidencing Systemsp. 281
Transaction Cost Economics of Postage Payment and Mailer-Post Interfacep. 295
Price Regulation
Postal Worksharing: Welfare, Technical Efficiency, and Pareto Optimalityp. 311
Price-Cap Regulation in the Postal Sector: An International Comparison and Assessmentp. 335
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ISBN: 9780792384540
ISBN-10: 0792384547
Series: Topics in Regulatory Economics and Policy
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 28th February 1999
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.56