Liberalization of the Postal and Delivery Sector (Advances in Regulatory Economics Series)

Liberalization of the Postal and Delivery Sector (Advances in Regulatory Economics Series)

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

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Worldwide, postal and delivery economics has attracted considerable interest as the delivery sector undergoes rapid change and the debate on liberalization rages. This compendium of original essays has been selected from papers presented at the Rutgers University CRRI 14th Conference on Postal and Delivery Economics, May 31-June 3 2006. It explores the important new trends and issues in this rapidly changing field. The European Union's plan to open postal markets completely in 2009 has raised questions about t he role of regulation, funding for the Universal Service Obligation, the future of national Postal Operators and the principles that should govern the introduction of competition. The contributors - researchers, practitioners, lawyers and senior managers from around the world - address these questions in chapters that cover postal markets, pricing, efficiency and cost analysis, labor relations, and demand drivers. Examples are drawn from around the world. This timely book will be illuminating to practitioners and managers in the postal, express and delivery industry, as well as economists, regulators, competition lawyers, and marketers.

About Author

Edited by the late Michael A. Crew, formerly CRRI Professor of Regulatory Economics and Director, Center for Research in Regulated Industries (CRRI), Rutgers Business School, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark, US and the late Paul R. Kleindorfer, former Paul Dubrule Professor of Sustainable Development, INSEAD, France and Anheuser-Busch Professor Emeritus of Management Science, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, US


Contents: Preface Foreword: Information Revolutions and Modern Postal Service James I. Campbell Jr. 1. Approaches to the USO under Entry Michael A. Crew and Paul R. Kleindorfer 2. Partitioning the Mailstream: Analysis of an Innovative Approach to USO Leon A. Pintsov, Andrei Obrea and Theresa Biasi 3. From the Size of the Box to the Costs of Universal Service Obligation: A Cross-Country Comparison Francois Boldron, Denis Joram, Lise Martin and Bernard Roy 4. A Welfare Analysis of Price Controls with End-to-End Mail and Access Services Philippe De Donder, Helmuth Cremer, Paul Dudley and Frank Rodriguez 5. Dynamics of Downstream Entry in Postal Markets Axel Gautier 6. Economies of Scale, Density and Scope in Swiss Post's Mail Delivery Mehdi Farsi, Massimo Filippini and Urs Trinkner 7. Measuring Scale and Scope Economies with a Structural Model of Postal Delivery Michael D. Bradley, Jeff Colvin and Mary K. Perkins 8. Efficient Worksharing Discounts with Mail Heterogeneity John C. Panzar 9. Nonlinear Pricing and Worksharing in the Postal Market Etienne Billette de Villemeur, Helmuth Cremer, Francois Boldron and Bernard Roy 10. Efficiency Analysis of Delivery Offices in the Postal Sector Using Stochastic Frontier and Data Envelopment Analyses Alan Horncastle, David Jevons, Paul Dudley and Emmanuel Thanassoulis 11. Economic Analysis of the Efficiency of Royal Mail Units and the Implications for Regulatory Policy Richard Moriarty, Sophie Yorke, Greg Harman, John Cubbin, Meloria Meschi and Paul Smith 12. From Theory to Practice: Vertical Relations in the French Postal Market Xavier Ambrosini and Olaf Klargaard 13. Postal Deregulation and Its Impact on Postal Workers: A Canadian Union Perspective Geoff Bickerton 14. First Steps towards New Postal Economics Models for Developing Countries: Learning from the Latin American Experience Jose Anson, Rudy Cuadra, Altamir Linhares, Guillermo Ronderos and Joelle Toledano 15. The Postal Technology Market and Effects on Purchasing Strategy William J. Dowling, Robert J. Curry, Robert A.F. Reisner and Bill Worth 16. Economics of the US Postal Service Alternate Access Retail Channels Janet L. Webster, Dennis E. Stoker, Saadia Bukhari, Stephen Deering and Andrea M. Otis 17. USO Public Financing at the Crossroad between the `Monti Package' and the Forthcoming Reform of the Postal Directive Alessandra Fratini and Fabio Filpo 18. Scenarios of Mail Receipt Patterns Across Generations Luis Jimenez, Anna Owsiany, and Chrystal Szeto 19. Microanalyses of Mail Demand Drivers for Large Business Customers Peter Koppe and Christian Bosch 20. Measuring the Impact of Direct Mail on the Brand Joanne McNeish 21. Consumer Preferences and Last Mile Pricing in the Postal Sector Beat Friedli, Christian Jaag, Daniel Krahenbuhl, Ole Bach Nielsen, Soren-Michael Pihl and Urs Trinkner 22. Microeconomic Demand Modelling for Price Elasticities Frederique Feve, Jean-Pierre Florens and Sophie Richard 23. US Postal Services as Composite Goods with Hedonic Properties Lawrence Fenster, Diane Monaco, Edward S. Pearsall, Charles Robinson and Spyros Xenakis Index

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  • ISBN13: 9781847200303
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 424
  • ID: 9781847200303
  • ISBN10: 1847200303

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