Regulation and the Nature of Postal and Delivery Services / Edition 1

Regulation and the Nature of Postal and Delivery Services / Edition 1

by Michael A. Crew
     
 

This book is based on a conference on 'Regulation and the Evolving Nature of Postal and Delivery Services: 1992 and Beyond' held at Village PTT, La Londe les Maures, France, on March 18, 1992. Leading practitioners, worldwide postal administrations, and the express delivery industry, as well as a number of regulators, academic economists, and lawyers examine

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This book is based on a conference on 'Regulation and the Evolving Nature of Postal and Delivery Services: 1992 and Beyond' held at Village PTT, La Londe les Maures, France, on March 18, 1992. Leading practitioners, worldwide postal administrations, and the express delivery industry, as well as a number of regulators, academic economists, and lawyers examine the important policy and regulatory issues facing the postal and delivery industries. This includes such issues as: international postal policy and the role of the Universal Postal Union; regulation and terminal dues; competition, entry and the role of scale and scope economies; the nature and role of costs analysis in postal service; productivity; and service standards.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792393016
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
11/26/1992
Series:
Topics in Regulatory Economics and Policy Series, #12
Edition description:
1993
Pages:
322
Product dimensions:
0.88(w) x 9.21(h) x 6.14(d)

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Table of Contents

Authors and Discussants
Preface and Acknowledgements
1Issues Facing the International Postal Service1
2The Future of the Universal Postal Union7
Comments34
Comments39
3The Regulation of International Mail Services45
Comments49
4Nordic Measurements 1991: Service Performance and Terminal Dues Settlement53
5Franchise Bidding, Contracting Out, and Worksharing in the Production of Postal Services: Can They Collect, Sort, and Deliver?69
Comments86
6Competition, Efficiency, and the Vertical Structure of Postal Services91
Comments106
7Economies of Scale and Scope and Competition in Postal Services109
Comments128
8Measuring Product Costs for Ratemaking: The United States Postal Service133
Comments158
9Rural Delivery and the Universal Service Obligation: A Quantitative Investigation161
Comments177
10Remailing in the European Community: Economic Analysis of Alternative Regulatory Environments179
Comments204
11The International Mail Market in the 1990s207
Comments: Perennial Gales and the International Mail217
12Regulatory Systems For Postal Rates221
Comments235
13U.S. Postal Service Productivity: Measurement and Performance237
Comments256
14Policy Implications of Postal Network Access261
15Service Performance in the Postal Business273
Comments287
16Models of Reliability in Postal Services291
Comments300
17Measuring Performance in Mail Delivery303
Comments321

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