Emerging Competition in Postal and Delivery Services / Edition 1

Emerging Competition in Postal and Delivery Services / Edition 1

by Michael A. Crew
     
 

ISBN-10: 0792384547

ISBN-13: 9780792384540

Pub. Date: 02/28/1999

Publisher: Springer US

Emerging Competition in Postal and Delivery Services brings together p ractitioners, postal administrators, the courier industry, regulators, academic economists and lawyers to examine important policy and regul atory issues facing the postal and delivery industries. This volume re views such topics as cost and productivity analysis, universal service and entry,

Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792384540
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
02/28/1999
Series:
Topics in Regulatory Economics and Policy Series, #31
Edition description:
1999
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

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Table of Contents

Authorsvii
Preface and Acknowledgementsix
Legal and Institutional Perspectives
1GATS and Physical Delivery Networks3
2Postal Pipeline Liberalization: the Beginning of the End for the Uniform Tariff?21
3The Swiss Postal Law of 1998: Is It Worth the Monopoly Protection?31
4Postal Joint Ventures and EC Competition Law Considerations: A Case Study Based on a Venture Between the Nordic PPOs43
5Postal Service and the Telecommunications Analogy51
Cost and Productivity Analysis
6Productivity and Technical Change in a Public Service Enterprise75
7Empirical Estimation of Incremental Costs for the U.S. Postal Service89
8Technico-Economic Analysis of the Costs of Outside Work in Postal Delivery101
9Proprietary Information Networks and the Scope of the Firm: the Case of International Courier and Small Package Services in Japan123
Universal Service and Entry
10An Analysis of the Potential for Cream Skimming in the United States Residential Delivery Market141
11Mail Goes Where the Money Is: A Study of Rural Mail Delivery in the U.S.159
12Managing the Universal Service Obligation181
13Estimating the Cost of the Universal Service Obligation in Postal Service195
14Authorization Procedures in The Postal Sector: Possible Lessons from Other Sectors for Entry Regulation209
Demand Analysis and the Structure of Postal Payment Systems
15How Important Have Price and Quality of Service Been to Mail Volume Growth?229
16The Future of Targeted Communication in Finland245
17Demand for Letters in Portugal265
18Transaction Costs of Alternative Postage Payment and Evidencing Systems281
19Transaction Cost Economics of Postage Payment and Mailer-Post Interface295
Price Regulation
20Postal Worksharing: Welfare, Technical Efficiency, and Pareto Optimality311
21Price-Cap Regulation in the Postal Sector: An International Comparison and Assessment335

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