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.
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.