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Handbook of worldwide postal reform

Author: Crew, Michael A. ; Kleindorfer, Paul R. ; Campbell, James I.INSEAD Area: Faculty at Large Series: Advances in regulatory economics Publisher: Edward Elgar , 2008.Language: EnglishDescription: 460 p. : Graphs/Ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9781847209573Type of document: INSEAD BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and indexAbstract: The postal and delivery sector has been the subject of considerable interest in recent years. This book brings together a number of contributions directed at understanding developments in the field of postal reform. The authors review the experience and plans of individual countries to provide some perspective on the problems faced in the area and the varied approaches being taken to address them. They also review key elements of policy and strategy that are important in this debate. Gradual change occurred throughout the world’s postal systems during the 1990s and into the 21st century. Regulatory and legal developments, together with advances in micro-electronics, fiber optics, and electronic substitution, continue to have a major impact on the sector. Regulatory changes have been most visible in Europe with the approval of the 3rd Postal Directive for the European Union in 2008. However, Europe has not been alone in facing these changes. Legislators in the US have also attempted to respond to changes in postal markets with the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006 (PAEA). Similar trends toward restructuring and reform of the sector are evident in other countries as well. This comprehensive book analyzes and describes the forces underlying these changes, the nature of the responses to them at national and regional levels, and some of the major challenges that postal operators, postal customers, and regulators are likely to encounter in the future. Scholars and students of regulation in general and those specifically interested in the postal and delivery sector will find this volume invaluable, as will policymakers and professionals within the industry.
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Includes bibliographical references and index

The postal and delivery sector has been the subject of considerable interest in recent years. This book brings together a number of contributions directed at understanding developments in the field of postal reform. The authors review the experience and plans of individual countries to provide some perspective on the problems faced in the area and the varied approaches being taken to address them. They also review key elements of policy and strategy that are important in this debate. Gradual change occurred throughout the world’s postal systems during the 1990s and into the 21st century. Regulatory and legal developments, together with advances in micro-electronics, fiber optics, and electronic substitution, continue to have a major impact on the sector. Regulatory changes have been most visible in Europe with the approval of the 3rd Postal Directive for the European Union in 2008. However, Europe has not been alone in facing these changes. Legislators in the US have also attempted to respond to changes in postal markets with the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006 (PAEA). Similar trends toward restructuring and reform of the sector are evident in other countries as well. This comprehensive book analyzes and describes the forces underlying these changes, the nature of the responses to them at national and regional levels, and some of the major challenges that postal operators, postal customers, and regulators are likely to encounter in the future. Scholars and students of regulation in general and those specifically interested in the postal and delivery sector will find this volume invaluable, as will policymakers and professionals within the industry.

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Handbook of Worldwide Postal Reform Contents List of contributors Preface and acknowledgements 1 Postal reform: introduction Michael A. Crew, Paul R. Kleindorfer and James I. Campbell Jr. PART I ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF REFORM 2 Interactions between regulatory and antitrust policies in a liberalized postal sector John C. Panzar 3 Pricing for postal access and worksharing Michael A. Crew and Paul R. Kleindorfer 4 An economic model of the regulatory structure created by the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006 Michael D. Bradley, Jeff Colvin and Mary K Perkins 5 Economics of post office networks: strategic issues and the impact on mail demand Martin Buser, Christian Jaag and Urs Trinkner 6 Funding universal service obligations John C. Panzar 7 Calculating the net cost of the USO: a practical example from Norway Kristin Bergum PART II TRANSFORMATION AND INNOVATION 8 Reform of the United States Postal Service: an unfinished task Michael A. Crew and Paul R. Kleindorfer 9 Postal transformation: United States Postal Service builds a platform for fundamental future change Robert A. F. Reisner 10 Technological innovation and postal reform Jean-Philippe Ducasse, Luis Jimenez and Marc Morelli 11 Postal reform and product innovation Leon A. Pintsov and Andrei Obrea PART III REGIONAL AND COUNTRY STUDIES 12 National postal policies in Europe on the eve of the Third Directive James I. Campbell Jr, Alex Kalevi Dieke and Antonia Niederprüm 195 123 32 15 vii ix 1 67 80 98 110 143 160 176 13 Economic factors underlying postal reform in the European Union Michael A. Crew, Gonzales d'Alcantara, Paul R. Kleindorfer, Philippe Claeys and Bert Kuypers 14 EU law on postal services Richard Eccles 15 A brief history of the United States postal monopoly law James I. Campbell Jr. 16 Competition, wages and politics in the delivery sector: the case of postal minimum wages in Germany Alex Kalevi Dieke and Ralf Wojtek 17 Liberalization and market performance: towards higher efficiency in Sweden Peter Andersson 18 The French postal market in the wake of the Postal Law of 2005 Catherine Gallet-Rybak, Cecile Moreno, Daniel Nadal and Joëlle Toledano 19 United Kingdom postal services regulation Richard Eccles 20 The diverse characteristics of postal reforms in Asia: privatization, corporatization and liberalization Shoji Maruyama and Shinichi Sano 21 How much postal reform in Japanese postal privatization? James I. Campbell Jr. and Amelia Porges 22 Postal reform in Australia Chris Paterson 23 Postal reform in developing countries: challenges and choices Juan B. Lanni 24 India Post: an agenda for restructuring and commercialization V. Ranganathan 25 Postal reform in Israel Avi Azuz, Udi Nisan and Eli Sagi Index 216 245 262 282 298 316 341 355 373 388 400 416 426 445

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