Progress toward Liberalization of the Postal and Delivery Sector

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ISBN: 978-0-387-29743-9 (Print) 978-0-387-29744-6 (Online)

Table of contents (23 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv

  2. Universal Service Obligation

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      Pages 1-1

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      The Welfare Effects of Entry and Strategies for Maintaining the USO in the Postal Sector

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      Pages 23-37

      Universal Service Obligations in the Postal Sector

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      Pages 39-57

      Profitability of the Universal Service Postal Provider Under Entry with Economies of Scale in Collection and Delivery

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      Pages 59-74

      On the Use of Cost Functions in the Assessment of the Impact of Liberalization on Postal Universal Service Burden

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      Pages 75-87

      Questioning the Monopoly-Supported Postal USO in Developing Countries

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      Pages 89-101

      Estimating the Net Cost of the

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      Pages 103-120

      Assessing the Cost of the Portuguese Postal Network

  3. Access and Worksharing

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      Pages 121-121

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      Pages 123-140

      Establishing Non-uniform Access Prices in the UK

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      Pages 141-152

      Worksharing: How Much Productive Efficiency, at What Cost and at What Price?

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      Pages 153-172

      Regulating Access to Stimulate Competition in Postal Markets?

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      Pages 173-189

      Enhancing Competition by Unbundling the Postal Administration

  4. Liberalization and Quality of Service

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 191-191

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      Pages 193-208

      The Economic Implications of Quality of Service Regulation in a Liberalized Postal Market

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      Pages 209-223

      Estimation of Consumers’ Willingness-to-pay for Quality of Service in Post

  5. Pricing Issues

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 225-225

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      Pages 227-247

      Pricing and Welfare Implications of Alternative Approaches to Setting Price Controls in the Postal Sector

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      Pages 249-264

      Pricing the Last Mile in the Postal Sector

  6. Demand Studies

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      Pages 265-265

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      Pages 267-280

      Forecasting Swiss Mail Demand

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      Pages 281-300

      Generational Analysis of Mail Users

  7. Legal and Regulatory Issues

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 301-301

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      Pages 303-320

      The New EC Framework for State Aid to Public Service and the Postal Sector

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      Pages 321-339

      Postal Services Regulation In Europe

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      Pages 341-357

      Benefit-Cost Regulation of Negotiated Service Agreements

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