Postal and Delivery Services: Pricing, Productivity, Regulation and Strategy / Edition 1

Postal and Delivery Services: Pricing, Productivity, Regulation and Strategy / Edition 1

by Michael A. Crew
     
 

ISBN-10: 0792376382

ISBN-13: 9780792376385

Pub. Date: 12/31/2001

Publisher: Springer US

Postal and Delivery Services: Pricing, Productivity, Regulation and St rategy offers current insight to problems in postal and delivery econo mics. Issues addressed include international postal policy, the univer sal service obligation, regulation, competition, entry, the role of sc ale and scope economies, the nature and role of cost analysis in posta l

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Postal and Delivery Services: Pricing, Productivity, Regulation and St rategy offers current insight to problems in postal and delivery econo mics. Issues addressed include international postal policy, the univer sal service obligation, regulation, competition, entry, the role of sc ale and scope economies, the nature and role of cost analysis in posta l service, productivity, interaction of law and economics, future tech nologies, and service standards.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792376385
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
12/31/2001
Series:
Topics in Regulatory Economics and Policy Series, #41
Edition description:
2002
Pages:
387
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.04(d)

Table of Contents

Authors
Sponsors
Preface and Acknowledgements
Liberalization and the Universal Service Obligation
1Putty-Putty, Putty-Clay or Humpty-Dumpty?3
2Funding the Universal Service Obligation under Liberalisation31
3Assessing Liberalization in Context53
4Sustainability of USO in a Liberalized Postal Market75
5A Comparison of a Burden of Universal Service in Italy and the United States87
6The Welfare Economics of Universal Service Standards and Service Quality107
7Two-Tier Pricing under Liberalization127
Cost and Demand Studies
8Postal Services Cost Modeling145
9An Econometric Study of Cost Elasticity in the Activities of Post Office Counters161
10Mail Demand in the Long and Short Term171
11Productivity and the Substitution between Labor and Capital in Postal Organizations191
12Disaggregated Letter Traffic Demand in the UK203
Strategic Issues
13People and Privatization221
14Modern Postal Reform Laws247
15Evaluation of a Public Post Office: A Canadian Experience271
16Saturday Delivery: Who Provides It? Who Needs It?299
17Postal Administrations and Non-Postal Products317
18USPS Finances: Is there a financially viable future331
19Postal Infrastructures and Economic Development355
20Assessment and Responses of Postal Sector Operators to Electronic Diversions373

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