Edited by Michael A. Crew and Paul R. Kleindorfer
This compilation of original papers selected from the 19th Conference on Postal and Delivery Economics and authored by an international cast of economists, lawyers, regulators and industry practitioners addresses perhaps the most significant problem that has ever faced the postal sector – electronic competition from information and communication technologies. This has increased significantly over the last few years with a consequent serious drop in mail volume.
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- Multi-Modal Competition and the Future of Mail
- Preface and acknowledgements
- Chapter 1: Non-linear Pricing, Volume Discounts and the USO under Entry
- Chapter 2: Price Differentiation: What is Acceptable for a Universal Service Provider?
- Chapter 3: Postal Price Regulation in a Competitive Environment
- Chapter 4: Failure to Implement the Postal Directive in the EU and EEA: Public and Private Enforcement of State Liability
- Chapter 5: Forecasting Letter Volumes: Augmenting Econometric Baseline Projections
- Chapter 6: Uncertainty and Projections of the Demand for Mail
- Chapter 7: Do Volume Increases and Decreases Have the Same Effect on Labor Hours?
- Chapter 8: A Panel Data Analysis of Inefficiency and Heterogeneity in the Postal Sector
- Chapter 9: Affordability of Postal Services Addressed to Households
- Chapter 10: Towards a 21st Century Postal Service
- Chapter 11: Privatization: Could the Benefits Seen in Other Network Industries be Realized in Postal Industries?
- Chapter 12: The Confluence of the Postal Sector with the Internet Economy and Regulation
- Chapter 13: Allocating Cost between Universal Services and Services Outside the Scope of Universal Service
- Chapter 14: Price-cap Regulation in the Postal Sector: Single versus Multiple Baskets
- Chapter 15: Optimal Pricing of Mail in the Transactional Market and Welfare for the Wider Communications Market
- Chapter 16: A Market Study of Packets and Parcels Services
- Chapter 17: Defending Mail Markets Against New Entrants: An Application of the Defender Model
- Chapter 18: Liberalization and Postal Workers
- Chapter 19: Government Use of the Postal System: An Ignored USO Component
- Chapter 20: UPU Terminal Dues: Winners and Losers
- Chapter 21: On the Use of Reverse Auctions to Designate Universal Postal Service Providers
- Chapter 22: Priority and Non-Priority Services: Returning to the Origins?
- Chapter 23: Understanding Consumer Preferences for Paper and Digital Marketing Channels
- Chapter 24: Accounting for Behavioral Biases for Non-biased Demand Estimations
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