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Managing Change in the Postal and Delivery Industries : Topics in Regulatory Economics and Policy - Michael A. Crew

Managing Change in the Postal and Delivery Industries

Topics in Regulatory Economics and Policy

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


Published: 31st January 1997
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Managing Change in the Postal and Delivery Industries brings together practitioners, postal administrators, the express industry, regulators, economists and lawyers to examine the important policy and regulatory issues facing the postal and delivery industries. This volume reviews such topics as international postal policy, the universal service obligation, regulation and competition, entry and the role of scale and scope economics, cost analysis in postal services, and service standards. This book provides a unique perspective on the problems facing postal and delivery networks.

Authors and Discussants
Preface and Acknowledgements
Issues in Measuring Incremental Cost in a Multi-Function Enterprisep. 3
Cost and Benefits of Universal Service Obligations in the Postal Sectorp. 22
Peak Loads and Postal Services: Some Implications of Multi-Stage Productionp. 42
Scale Economies and Natural Monopoly in the Postal Delivery: Comparison Between Parametric and Non Parametric Specificationsp. 65
A Cross Sectional Comparison and Analysis of Productivity for 21 National Postal Administrationsp. 83
A Measure of Scale Economies for Postal Systemsp. 115
Demand Models for Letter Mail and Its Substitutes: Results from Finlandp. 133
Changes in the Household-Level Demand for Postal Delivery Services from 1986 to 1994p. 162
The UK Post Office Competition Law Compliance Programp. 195
Monopolies and European Community Competition Law: Current Problemsp. 205
Liberalized Postal Markets: Finnish and Swedish Experiencesp. 214
Cost and Returns from Delivery to Sparsely Settled Rural Areasp. 237
The Universal Service Obligation for Post: Some Australian Calculationsp. 258
The Challenge of Electronic Competition: Empirical Analysis of Substitution Effects on the Demand for Letter Servicesp. 270
Providing Universal Service in Competitive Postal Marketsp. 288
The Cost of the Universal Postal Service in a Competitive Environment: Lessons from Telecommunicationsp. 304
The Roots of Deregulation: Why Aviation and Telecommunications But Not the Post Office?p. 321
The Future of the U.S. Postal Service: An Assessment of Optionsp. 342
The Structure Of Postal Marketsp. 356
Competition And Rate Restructuring For Postal Servicesp. 370
Competitor Access To The Postal Pipeline: The New Zealand Experiencep. 389
Competition in Postal Markets: The German Direct Mail Marketp. 399
Postal Services: Competition in the Netherlands - Current Situationp. 417
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ISBN: 9780792398493
ISBN-10: 0792398491
Series: Topics in Regulatory Economics and Policy
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 424
Published: 31st January 1997
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 1.75