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Regulation and the Nature of Postal and Delivery Services : Topics in Regulatory Economics and Policy Series - Michael A. Crew

Regulation and the Nature of Postal and Delivery Services

Topics in Regulatory Economics and Policy Series

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


Published: 26th November 1992
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This book is based on a conference on `Regulation and the Evolving Nature of Postal and Delivery Services: 1992 and Beyond' held at Village PTT, La Londe les Maures, France, on March 18, 1992. Leading practitioners, worldwide postal administrations, and the express delivery industry, as well as a number of regulators, academic economists, and lawyers examine the important policy and regulatory issues facing the postal and delivery industries. This includes such issues as: international postal policy and the role of the Universal Postal Union; regulation and terminal dues; competition, entry and the role of scale and scope economies; the nature and role of costs analysis in postal service; productivity; and service standards.

Authors and Discussants
Preface and Acknowledgements
Issues Facing the International Postal Servicep. 1
The Future of the Universal Postal Unionp. 7
Commentsp. 34
Commentsp. 39
The Regulation of International Mail Servicesp. 45
Commentsp. 49
Nordic Measurements 1991: Service Performance and Terminal Dues Settlementp. 53
Franchise Bidding, Contracting Out, and Worksharing in the Production of Postal Services: Can They Collect, Sort, and Deliver?p. 69
Commentsp. 86
Competition, Efficiency, and the Vertical Structure of Postal Servicesp. 91
Commentsp. 106
Economies of Scale and Scope and Competition in Postal Servicesp. 109
Commentsp. 128
Measuring Product Costs for Ratemaking: The United States Postal Servicep. 133
Commentsp. 158
Rural Delivery and the Universal Service Obligation: A Quantitative Investigationp. 161
Commentsp. 177
Remailing in the European Community: Economic Analysis of Alternative Regulatory Environmentsp. 179
Commentsp. 204
The International Mail Market in the 1990sp. 207
Comments: Perennial Gales and the International Mailp. 217
Regulatory Systems For Postal Ratesp. 221
Commentsp. 235
U.S. Postal Service Productivity: Measurement and Performancep. 237
Commentsp. 256
Policy Implications of Postal Network Accessp. 261
Service Performance in the Postal Businessp. 273
Commentsp. 287
Models of Reliability in Postal Servicesp. 291
Commentsp. 300
Measuring Performance in Mail Deliveryp. 303
Commentsp. 321
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ISBN: 9780792393016
ISBN-10: 0792393015
Series: Topics in Regulatory Economics and Policy Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 322
Published: 26th November 1992
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.64