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Competition and regulation in the postal and delivery sector

Author: Crew, Michael A. ; Kleindorfer, Paul R.INSEAD Area: Technology and Operations Management Series: Advances in regulatory economics Publisher: Edward Elgar , 2008.Language: EnglishDescription: 399 p. : Graphs/Ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9781847205070Type of document: INSEAD BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and indexAbstract: Abstract not available
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Includes bibliographical references and index

Abstract not available


Competition and Regulation in the Postal and Delivery Sector Contents List of contributors List of sponsors Preface and acknowledgments PART I UNIVERSAL SERVICE OBLIGATION 1 Regulation and the USO under entry Michael A. Crew and Paul R. Kleindorfer 2 Social costs and benefits of the universal service obligation in the postal market Helmuth Cremer, Philippe De Donder, Francois Boldron, Denis Joram and Bernard Roy 3 The distribution of post offices in Italy and the United States Robert Cohen, Luigi Di Paola, Renee Sheehy and Vincenzo Visco Comandini 4 Accessibility of the postal retail network, social cohesion and economic development Francois Boldron, Karen Dewulf, Denis Joram, Clemence Panet, Bernard Roy and Olivier Vialaneix PART II DEMAND 5 Forecast uncertainty in dynamic models: an application to the demand for mail Catherine Cazals, Jean-Pierre Florens, Frank Rodriguez and Soterios Soteri 6 The impact of economic and demographic dispersion on aggregate mail volumes Luis Jimenez, Matthew C. Harding and Michael Lintell 7 Substitution of letter mail for different sender­receiver segments Heikki Nikali 8 Empirical analysis of service quality in Japan's small package market Shoji Maruyama PART III PRICING UNDER ENTRY 9 Access, bypass and productivity gains in competitive postal markets Francis Bloch and Axel Gautier 10 Pricing in competitive two-sided mail markets Christian Jaag and Urs Trinkner 125 136 3 vii x xi 23 36 47 63 74 89 107 vi Contents 11 Pricing, welfare and organisational constraints for postal operators Philippe De Donder, Helmuth Cremer, Paul Dudley and Frank Rodriguez 12 National postal strategies after a full postal market opening Gonzales d'Alcantara and Axel Gautier PART IV REGULATION 13 Postcodes in competitive postal markets: is there a case for regulation? Alex Dieke and Sonja Schölermann 14 Negotiated volume discounts in a regulated post Matthew H. Robinson, Margaret M. Cigno and J.P. Klingenberg 15 Development of competition in EU postal markets: the influence of the regulatory framework on the pattern of competition Patrick de Bas and Nick van der Lijn 16 An incentive regime for quality of service of universal service providers in the postal sector Luis Correia da Silva, Leonardo Mautino, Paul Dudley and Elizabeth Payling PART V POSTAL REFORM 17 The Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act: some consequences Robert A.F. Reisner, Lawrence G Buc and James Pierce Myers 18 The proper scope of the rules on abuse of dominant position in a liberalized postal services market Richard Eccles and Pauline Kuipers 19 Licensing regimes in the postal sector: the impact of the recent EC proposal for a third Postal Directive Joost Vantomme and Alessandra Fratini 20 Waiting for 'Rowland Hill' ­ elements of reform of postal services in Sub-Saharan Africa Jose Ansón and Joëlle Toledano PART VI ACCOUNTING AND COST 21 Are there economies of scale in mail processing? Getting the answers from a large-but-dirty sample Lawrence Fenster, Diane Monaco, Edward S. Pearsall and Spyros Xenakis 22 The accounting implications of the EU's Third Postal Directive John Hearn 23 Tradeoffs in product costing: the statistical impact of cost pool formation decisions Alan Robinson, Richard Waterman and David Rawnsley 24 Data requirements for cost accounting in the mail communication system Leon A. Pintsov and Andrei Obrea Index 150 167 189 199 216 232 249 263 282 295 315 338 352 370 385

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