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New Business and Regulatory Strategies in the Postal Sector

New Business and Regulatory Strategies in the Postal Sector

Hardcover(1st ed. 2018)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783030029364
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 01/27/2019
Series: Topics in Regulatory Economics and Policy
Edition description: 1st ed. 2018
Pages: 316
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Pier Luigi Parcu is part-time Professor at the European University Institute (EUI) from 2010. He is currently Area Director of the FSR Communications & Media, Director of the Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom and Director of the Florence Competition Programme in Law and Economics. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). His research in the area of industrial organization and law and economics focuses on the interaction between regulation and antitrust in shaping firms’ behaviour. As regards research in the media and Internet areas, Professor Parcu’s interests focus on the effects of ownership concentration and internal governance of the media enterprise on pluralism and freedom of expression and on the influence of offline business models on new economic developments related to online platforms, smart cities and artificial intelligence.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Inducing Optimal Quality Under Price Caps: Why, How and Whether.- Chapter 2: To What Extent has E-substitution Impacted the Demand for Letters and Which Factors are Constraining its Advance.- Chapter 3: The Impact of Increasing Competition for Non-Contract Parcels on Postal Prices and Efficiency Decisions.- Chapter 4: How Price Sensitive is Letter Advertising Mail in the UK.- Chapter 5: Creating Last Mile Incentives from Inside-Out: A Template drawn from Rural Telecom.- Chapter 6: Postal Industry Innovation: Exploring New Worlds.- Chapter 7: Compensation Fund in Postal Service: A Step Forward After the Polish Case.- Chapter 8: Crowdsourcing the Last Mile.- Chapter 9: Open-data: A solution when Data constitutes an essential facility?.- Chapter 10: Vertical Integration in the e-commerce sector.- Chapter 11: Consolidation in Urban Logistics: What could we Learn from past Experiences and Economic Theory?.- Chapter 12: Lessons from Other Network Industries: Should Posts Seek to Collaborate More in the Last Mile?.- Chapter 13: Postal Operators as "Ground-Based" Online Platforms?.- Chapter 14: The Transformation of Postal Services in light of Technology Developments and Users' Needs.- Chapter 15: The Reassessment of the Postal Service.- Chapter 16: Regulating Person to Person Communication.- Chapter 17: Relating Postal Volumes to the Business Cycle by Linear Regression with Integral Equations.- Chapter 18: The Danish Problem.- Chapter 19: Parcel Lockers: An Answer to the Pressure on the Last Mile Delivery?.- Chapter 20: Market Studies as Competition Policy Tools: Applications to Postal Services.