Reforming the Postal Sector in the Face of Electronic Competition

Reforming the Postal Sector in the Face of Electronic Competition

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780857935793
Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 03/13/2013
Pages: 420
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Edited by the late Michael A. Crew, formerly CRRI Professor of Regulatory Economics and Director, Center for Research in Regulated Industries (CRRI), Rutgers Business School, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark, US and the late Paul R. Kleindorfer, former Paul Dubrule Professor of Sustainable Development, INSEAD, France and Anheuser-Busch Professor Emeritus of Management Science, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, US

Table of Contents

Contents:
Preface
1. Privatization of Postal Operators: Old Arguments and New Realities
Michael A. Crew and Paul R. Kleindorfer
2. The UK Postal Services Act 2011
Richard Eccles
3. A Gravity Model of International Postal Exchanges
José Ansón and Matthias Helble
4. Price Comparisons in the Parcel Industry: A New Approach Based on the Hedonic Price Theory
Claire Borsenberger, Sébastien Bréville and Aurélie Dehais
5. A New Governance Model for US Postal Services
James I. Campbell Jr
6. Estimates of US Postal Price Elasticities of Demand Derived from a Random-Coefficients Discrete-Choice Normal Model
Margaret M. Cigno, Elena S. Patel and Edward S. Pearsall
7. Segmentation and Nonlinear Pricing in the Postal Sector
Claire Borsenberger, Helmuth Cremer, Philippe De Donder, Denis Joram and Sébastien Lécou
8. The Proposed Reform of EU Rules on Public Procurement: A Postal Sector Perspective
Alessandra Fratini
9. Optimization of the United States Postal Retail Network by Applying GIS and Econometric Tools
J.P. Klingenberg, Lyudmila Y. Bzhilyanskaya and Michael J. Ravnitzky
10. Estimating Long-run Incremental Costs in the Postal Sector: A UK Perspective
Leonardo Mautino, Paul Dudley, James Prettyman and Fenella Heagney
11. Vulnerable Users in Times of Declining Demand: The Case of Basic Bank Services in Norway and Sweden
Henrik B. Okholm and Anna Möller
12. Dynamic Letter Volume Models: How Does an Economic Downturn Affect Substitution Propensities?
Vance L. Martin, Chris J. Paterson, Heikki Nikali and Qiubang Li
13. Electronic Substitution and USO Scope Definition
Marcello Cuomo, Tommaso Nardone, Alberto Rovero and Gennaro Scarfiglieri
14. Letter Traffic Demand in the UK: Some New Evidence and Review of Econometric Analysis Over the Past Decade
Marzena Jarosik, John Nankervis, Jonathan Pope, Soterios Soteri and Leticia Veruete-McKay
15. Status of the Postal Service Twenty Years After the Green Paper: A Franco–European Perspective
Joëlle Toledano
16. Electronic Substitution and Postal Price Elasticities: A Customer Market Approach
Leticia Veruete-McKay, Robert Sheldon, Peter Burge and Alison Lawrence
17. Measuring Consumer Preferences for Postal Services
Charlene Rohr, Urs Trinkner, Alison Lawrence, Chong Woo Kim, Dimitris Potoglou and Robert Sheldon
18. Efficiency Analysis Postal Operators: Comparison between the United States and Europe
Maria Rita Pierleoni and Stefano Gori
19. Termination Charges in the International Parcel Market
Andreas Haller, Christian Jaag and Urs Trinkner
20. Competition and the Social Cost of Regulation in the Postal Sector
Martin Maegli and Christian Jaag
21. Measuring the Environmental Benefit of Reducing the United States Postal Service’s Operations
Norma B. Nieto and Adam C. Houck
22. Economic Regulation and the UK Postal Sector, 2000–2011
Tim Walsh
23. What’s Past is Prologue: Understanding Developments in North American Postal Markets
Michael D. Bradley, Jeff Colvin and Mary K. Perkins
24. Human Capital and Diversification Choices for Postal Operators
Dominique Bailly and Margaux Meidinger
25. Welfare and Pricing with Single-piece and Bulk Mail Access Competition in the Postal Sector
Philippe De Donder, Helmuth Cremer, Paul Dudley and Frank Rodriguez
26. The Postal Economy in the UK and Rutgers CRRI Conferences since 1990: A Review of Developments and Economic Themes
Frank Rodriguez
27. Social Media Challenges the Entire Postal Industry
Kari Elkelä and Heikki Nikali

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