Competitive Transformation of the Postal and Delivery Sector / Edition 1

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Competitive Transformation of the Postal and Delivery Sector is an indispensable source of information and analysis on the current state of the postal and delivery sector. It offers current insights of leading researchers and practitioners into strategy and regulation as well as the economics of this sector. Issues addressed include national and international perspectives, financial viability, the universal service obligation, regulation, competition, entry, the role of scale and scope economies, the nature and role of cost and demand analysis in postal service, productivity, interaction of law and economics, human resources, transition and reform issues. The papers in the book were selected from the papers presented at the 11th Conference on Postal and Delivery Economics, Toledo, Spain, June 4-7, 2003.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402077029
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 11/30/2003
  • Series: Topics in Regulatory Economics and Policy Series, #46
  • Edition description: 2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 390
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements
1 Access and the USO for Letters and Parcels 3
2 Access and (Non-)Uniform Pricing in the Postal Sector 43
3 Access Pricing and the Uniform Tariff in the Postal Sector 69
4 Is Mandatory Access in the Postal Sector the Key to Success? 87
5 Financial Viability of the Universal Postal Service Provider Under Uniform and Cost-Related Tariffs 105
6 An Empirical Analysis of the Graveyard Spiral 121
7 RPI - X Price Control Regulation in the Postal Sector 143
8 Testing for Anti-Competitive Behavior in Public Enterprises 165
9 An Evaluation of USPS Worksharing: Postal Revenues and Costs From Workshared Activities 185
10 The WTO Doha Development Agenda: Defining the Scope of Postal Service Liberalization 199
11 A License to Mail: Balancing the USO and Competitive Services Globally 223
12 International Postal Arrangements, Trade, and Competition Law 241
13 A Brief Survey of the USO and Prospects for a Global USO 259
14 A Production Model of Service Quality at An Post 269
15 Evolution and Analysis of the Market Structure of Postal Services in Spain 287
16 Regulating Access to Postal Networks in the European Union The Roles of Antitrust and Sector Specific Regulation 311
17 Developing Policies for the Future of the United States Postal Service 335
18 Enhancing Postal Performance Through Improved Labor-Management Relations: Customer Connect as a Case Study 357
19 Pricing Innovation for a Transitioning Postal Administration 373
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