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Progress in the competitive agenda 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 , 2009.Language: EnglishDescription: 347 p. : Graphs ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9781848440609Type of document: INSEAD BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and indexAbstract: Regulation continues to be an important issue in the postal and delivery sector of the global economy. This latest volume in the Advances in Regulatory Economics series reflects the latest research on trends and policies affecting the postal sector and progress made in the industry's competitive agenda. It is global in scope and covers a broad range of legal and economic issues from leading scholars, researchers, and policy makers. Topics covered include: service quality and price caps, the impact of price regulation on service quality, financing the USO, cost analysis and pricing of innovative postal products, postal demand studies, the effects of intermedia competition; mail order demand; Internet advertising, trends in direct mail, legal and regulatory issues related to the postal sector, competitive strategies in the parcel market, and environmental impacts of mail. The volume also provides concrete analyses of the driving forces underlying restructuring, transformation and privatization strategies of postal operators. Scholars and practitioners in public sector economics and postal regulation will appreciate this in-depth treatment of their industry.
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Includes bibliographical references and index

Regulation continues to be an important issue in the postal and delivery sector of the global economy. This latest volume in the Advances in Regulatory Economics series reflects the latest research on trends and policies affecting the postal sector and progress made in the industry's competitive agenda. It is global in scope and covers a broad range of legal and economic issues from leading scholars, researchers, and policy makers. Topics covered include: service quality and price caps, the impact of price regulation on service quality, financing the USO, cost analysis and pricing of innovative postal products, postal demand studies, the effects of intermedia competition; mail order demand; Internet advertising, trends in direct mail, legal and regulatory issues related to the postal sector, competitive strategies in the parcel market, and environmental impacts of mail. The volume also provides concrete analyses of the driving forces underlying restructuring, transformation and privatization strategies of postal operators. Scholars and practitioners in public sector economics and postal regulation will appreciate this in-depth treatment of their industry.

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Progress in the Competitive Agenda in the Postal and Delivery Sector Contents List of contributors List of sponsors Preface and acknowledgements 1 Service quality, price caps and the USO under entry Michael A. Crew and Paul R. Kleindorfer 2 Estimating the impact of price regulation on service quality in post Gregory Swinand, Sean Lyons, Michael O'Grady and David Murphy 3 Price and quality of service regulation in Portugal Joao Castro and Agostinho Franco 4 Competition through downstream access in the UK postal sector: the first four years Paul Dudley, Stephen Agar, Leonardo Mautino and Felipe Florez Duncan 5 A dynamic and endogenous approach to financing the USO in a liberalized environment Francois Boldron, Claire Borsenberger, Denis Joram, Sébastien Lécou and Bernard Roy 6 Postal costing beyond ABC: estimating the economic cost of mails services Richard Robinson and Jane Mc Murdie 7 Costing elements of the universal service Richard Bradley, Phil Burns and George Houpis 8 Calculating the cost of the Universal Service Obligation: the need for a global approach Christian Jaag, Martin Koller and Urs Trinkner 9 Cost analysis and pricing of innovative postal products Louis F O'Brien, Leon A. Pintsov and Andrei Obrea 10 Some welfare and pricing implications of alternative regimes for value-added taxation of postal services Philippe De Donder, Helmuth Cremer, Paul Dudley and Frank Rodriguez 11 Postal price elasticities and intermedia competition: a multisided market approach Vincenzo Visco Comandini, Michael Lintell, Stefano Gori, Maria Rita Pierleoni and Bradley Tisdahl 12 Network externalities and the USO: a two-sided market approach Francois Boldron, Helmuth Cremer, Philippe De Donder, Denis Joram and Bernard Roy 13 Mail order business demand: a conceptual approach Xavier Ambrosini, Sebastien Breville, Joel Cornee and Olaf Klargaard vii x xi 1 23 34 52 67 83 100 113 128 145 163 184 196 14 Internet advertising and direct mail: trends and analysis for the UK Soterios Soteri, Frederique Fève, Jean-Pierre Florens and Frank Rodriguez 15 Using operating data to measure labor input variability and density economies in United States Postal Service mail processing operations A. Thomas Bozzo 16 Do differences in facility-specific mail processing unit costs have implications for the cost of the Universal Service Obligation? Margaret Cigno, Diane Monaco and Matthew Robinson 17 The EU postal services and public procurement law: legal and regulatory issues for the postal sector Alessandra Fratini and Fabio Filpo 18 How should regulation be adjusted when universal service substitution grows? Pekka Leskinen, Peter Karlsson, Heikki Nikali and Päivi Rokkanen 19 Market entry and competitive strategies in the German B2B parcel market Helmut M. Dietl, Markus Lang, Martin Lutzenberger and Stephan M. Wagner 20 Bank of America, mail, and the environment Lawrence G Buc and Peter A. Soyka 21 Innovation in postal products and pricing: opportunities and obstacles in the reform era Robert A. F. Reisner, Maynard Benjamin and Derek Osborn 22 The IPO as a driving force in the change process Peter Koppe, Christian Bosch, Silke Hömstreit and Stefan Pohl Index 209 223 239 250 263 280 298 309 322 339

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