© 2006

Progress toward Liberalization of the Postal and Delivery Sector

  • Michael A. Crew
  • Paul R. Kleindorfer

Part of the Topics in Regulatory Economics and Policy book series (TREP, volume 49)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Universal Service Obligation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Xavier Ambrosini, François Boldron, Bernard Roy
      Pages 23-37
    3. Stefano Gori, Emiliano Piccinin, Simona Romito, Gennaro Scarfiglieri
      Pages 59-74
    4. George Houpis, Almudena Lara, Mark Williams
      Pages 89-101
    5. Ricardo Goulão Santos, Alberto Pimenta, Sofia Beatriz Henriques
      Pages 103-120
  3. Access and Worksharing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Roger Hill, Richard Robinson
      Pages 123-140
    3. Robert H. Cohen, Matthew H. Robinson, John D. Waller, Spyros S. Xenakis
      Pages 141-152
    4. Paul W. J. de Bijl, Eric van Damme, Pierre Larouche
      Pages 153-172
    5. John Haldi, William J. Olson
      Pages 173-189
  4. Liberalization and Quality of Service

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. Tom Balogh, Richard Moriarty, Paul Smith, Roisin Doherty, Ian Leigh
      Pages 193-208
  5. Pricing Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. Philippe De Donder, Helmuth Cremer, Paul Dudley, Frank Rodriguez
      Pages 227-247
    3. Cátia Felisberto, Matthias Finger, Beat Friedli, Daniel Krähenbühl, Urs Trinkner
      Pages 249-264

About this book


The European Commission and its member states, along with many others, are wrestling with the problem of how to implement the scheduled liberalization of the postal sector while maintaining the universal service obligation. This book addresses some of these concerns. It is comprised of original essays chosen from among several dozen presented at the 13th Conference on Postal and Delivery Economics, which was held in Antwerp, Belgium, in June, 2005.


Monopol Post competition liberalization regulation strategy

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael A. Crew
    • 1
  • Paul R. Kleindorfer
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Research in Regulated Industries Rutgers Business SchoolRutgers UniversityNewarkUSA
  2. 2.Risk Management and Decision Processes Center The Wharton SchoolUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Progress toward Liberalization of the Postal and Delivery Sector
  • Editors Michael A. Crew
    Paul R. Kleindorfer
  • Series Title Topics in Regulatory Economics and Policy
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-29743-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4419-3998-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-387-29744-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 400
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Industrial Organization
  • Buy this book on publisher's site