Advances in Regulatory Economics series
Edited by Michael A. Crew and Timothy J. J. Brennan
This book is a result of the Center for Research in Regulated Industriesí (CRRI) 21st Conference on Postal and Delivery Economics, which was held May 29 to June 1, 2013 at the Portmarnock Hotel, County Dublin, Ireland. The 1st Conference was held in 1990 in the UK. Over the twenty plus years after the 1st Conference, the industry has seen considerable change. These include the opening of postal markets to competition for most countries in the European Union on January 1, 2011. Even more important is the increasing impact of multi-modal competition. As a result of email, social networks, and Internet advertising, important questions are being raised about the future of mail. The conference and this book attempt to address some of the resulting challenges. They follow earlier conferences and workshops. This is the 21st edited volume in CRRIís program on Postal and Delivery Economics.