Advances in Regulatory Economics series
Edited by Michael A. Crew and Paul R. Kleindorfer
This book is a result of the Center for Research in Regulated Industries’ (CRRI) 15th Conference on Postal and Delivery Economics, which was held on May 30 to June 2, 2007 in Semmering, Austria. The conference and the book follow our earlier conferences and workshops. In 1990, the ﬁrst Conference on Postal and Delivery Economics was held at Coton House, Rugby, England, July 22–25, 1990, in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Penny Post and the contributions of Sir Rowland Hill. To date, there have been 15 conferences, three workshops and now 14 edited volumes as part of CRRI’s program on Postal and Delivery Economics. The conference has grown signiﬁcantly from 65 participants in 1990 to 216 in 2007. The 2007 conference was made possible by the support of the following organizations: CRRI, Rutgers Business School, Rutgers University; Royal Mail; Deutsche Post World Net; United States Postal Service; Bank of America; Canada Post Corporation; FedEx; La Poste; La Poste / De Post; Österreichische Post AG; R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company; UPS; Swiss Post; CTT Correios de Portugal S.A.; Pitney Bowes; Postcomm – Postal Services Commission; Siemens AG; United States Postal Regulatory Commission; Posten AB; Itella Corporation; Canadian Union of Postal Workers; International Post Corporation; Anacom; An Post; ARCEP; A.T. Kearney GmbH; Communication Workers Union; LECG; NERA Economic Consulting; Poste Italiane; Posten Norge AS; Postwatch; Sidley Austin LLP; TNT Post; IBM Global Business Services; Haldi Associates; Bird & Bird; ComReg; Frontier Economics; O’Connor and Company; Oxera; Association for Postal Commerce; d’Alcantara...