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Reinventing the Postal Sector in an Electronic Age

Reinventing the Postal Sector in an Electronic Age

Advances in Regulatory Economics series

Edited by Michael A. Crew and Paul R. Kleindorfer

This compilation of original essays by an international cast of economists, regulators and industry practitioners analyzes some of the major issues now facing postal and delivery services throughout the world as competition from information and communication technologies has increased.

Preface and acknowledgements

Edited by Michael A. Crew and Paul R. Kleindorfer

Subjects: economics and finance, public sector economics

Extract

This book is a result of the Center for Research in Regulated Industries’ (CRRI) 18th Conference on Postal and Delivery Economics which was held on June 2–5, 2010 in Porvoo, Finland. This conference and this book follow 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 18 conferences, three workshops and now 17 edited volumes as part of CRRI’s program on Postal and Delivery Economics. The 2010 Conference was made possible by the support of its generous sponsors. We would like to thank sponsors not only for financial support, but also for their advice and encouragement, and for serving on the organizing committee. We would like to thank the following for their advice and comments: José Amado da Silva, John Baldwin, Jody Berenblatt, Kristin Bergum, Robert Bernau, Geoff Bickerton, Lawrence Buc, Bernhard Bukovc, Philip Burns, Eduardo Cardadeiro, Gary Carroll, João Castro, Julien Coulier, Robert Curry, Bernard Damiens, Mary Davies, Gene Del Polito, Paul Dudley, Richard Eccles, Kari Elkelä, Charles Fattore, Stephen Ferguson, Alessandra Fratini, Damien Geradin, Stephen Gibson, Ruth Goldway, Stefano Gori, Robert Hammond, Greg Harman, John Hearn, Jan Bart Henry, Stuart Holder, George Houpis, Christian Jaag, Luis Jimenez, Denis Joram, Pekka Leskinen, David M. Levy, Martin Maegli, Walter Maschke, Leonardo Mautino, Heikki Nikali, Chris Osborne, Chris Paterson, Wolfgang Pickave,...