Postal and Delivery Services: Pricing, Productivity, Regulation and Strategy

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Postal and Delivery Services: Pricing, Productivity, Regulation and Strategy offers current insight to problems in postal and delivery economics. Issues addressed include international postal policy, the universal service obligation, regulation, competition, entry, the role of scale and scope economies, the nature and role of cost analysis in postal service, productivity, interaction of law and economics, future technologies, and service standards.

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Overview

Postal and Delivery Services: Pricing, Productivity, Regulation and Strategy offers current insight to problems in postal and delivery economics. Issues addressed include international postal policy, the universal service obligation, regulation, competition, entry, the role of scale and scope economies, the nature and role of cost analysis in postal service, productivity, interaction of law and economics, future technologies, and service standards.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461379621
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 7/31/2012
  • Series: Topics in Regulatory Economics and Policy Series , #41
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 387
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Table of Contents

Authors. Sponsors. Preface and Acknowledgements. Liberalization and the Universal Service Obligation. 1. Putty-Putty, Putty-Clay or Humpty-Dumpty? M.A. Crew, P.R. Kleindorfer. 2. Funding the Universal Service Obligation under Liberalisation; P. De Donder, et al. 3. Assessing Liberalization in Context; M. Bradley, et al. 4. Sustainability of USO in a Liberalized Postal Market; A. Lundgren. 5. A Comparison of the Burden of Universal Service in Italy and the United States; R. Cohen, et al. 6. The Welfare Economics of Universal Service Standards and Service Quality; I. Reay. 7. Two-Tier Pricing under Liberalization; M.A. Crew, P.R. Kleindorfer. Cost and Demand Studies. 8. Postal Services Cost Modeling; J. Soares, et al. 9. An Econometric Study of Cost Elasticity in the Activities of Post Office Counters; C. Cazals, et al. 10. Mail Demand in the Long and Short Term; J.-P. Florens, et al. 11. Productivity and the Substitution between Labor and Capital in Postal Organizations; H. Nikali. 12. Disaggregated Letter Traffic Demand in the UK; J. Nankervis, et al. Strategic Issues. 13. People and Privatization; M.S. Elcano, et al. 14. Modern Postal Reform Laws; J.I. Campbell, Jr. 15. Evaluation of a Public Post Office: A Canadian Experience; D. Clark, G. Bickerton. 16. Saturday Delivery: Who Provides It? Who Needs It? J. Haldi, J.T. Schmidt. 17. Postal Administrations and Non-Postal Products; R.W. Mitchell. 18. USPS Finances: Is There a Financially Viable Future; A. Robinson, D. Rawnsley. 19. Postal Infrastructures and Economic Development; T. Walsh. 20. Assessment and Responses of Postal Sector Operators to Electronic Diversions; A.R. Kane, et al. Index.

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