Edited by Michael A. Crew and Timothy J. J. Brennan
This volume, the result of the 21st Conference on Postal and Delivery Economics (Ireland, 2013), describes the continuing problem of the decline of the postal sector in the face of electronic competition and offers strategies for the survival of mail services in a digital age.
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- The Role of the Postal and Delivery Sector in a Digital Age
- Preface and acknowledgements
- Chapter 1: Gross substitutes versus marginal substitutes: implications for market definition in the postal sector
- Chapter 2: A business model for USPS
- Chapter 3: Is demand for market-dominant products of the United States Postal Service becoming more own-price elastic?
- Chapter 4: Are US postal price elasticities changing?
- Chapter 5: Estimating postal demand elasticities using the PCAIDS method
- Chapter 6: Pricing of delivery services in the e-commerce sector
- Chapter 7: The regulatory treatment of end-to-end competition in the UK postal sector
- Chapter 8: The proposed directive on the award of concession contracts: implications for USO entrustment and compensation
- Chapter 9: Application of EU competition law in the postal sector: overview of recent cases
- Chapter 10: Re-regulation for parcel delivery in the e-commerce context?
- Chapter 11: Delivering the goods to households: would further regulation help or hinder?
- Chapter 12: The 'national champion' approach to postal operators: the case of the Netherlands
- Chapter 13: On alternative USO financing mechanisms for the US postal market
- Chapter 14: The net cost of the USO under the profitability cost approach: implications of labor market conditions for the net cost calculation
- Chapter 15: Regulation and the burden of the net cost resulting from the Universal Service Obligation
- Chapter 16: Net cost calculation: a practical example concerning La Poste and its territorial presence obligation
- Chapter 17: Calculating the net cost of home delivery obligations
- Chapter 18: Peer-to-peer digital commerce: implications and opportunities for the US Postal Service and other posts
- Chapter 19: Leveraging the postal infrastructure for the authentication of individuals toward an online government service provision
- Chapter 20: Accessibility/proximity in the digital age: what does it mean for postal networks and postal services?
- Chapter 21: Digitalization of consumer invoices: a comparative study
- Chapter 22: Eat or be eaten: the implications of strategic cannibalization and transformation for the United States Postal Service
- Chapter 23: Finding the conditions for a successful social redeployment combined with diversification of activities
- Chapter 24: Transparency and non-discrimination in postal pricing
- Chapter 25: The costs, functions and pricing of postal payment channels
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