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The Economics of Postal Service

A Research Study supported by WIK

  • Michael A. Crew
  • Paul R. Kleindorfer
Book

Part of the Topics in Regulatory Economics and Policy book series (TREP, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Michael A. Crew, Paul R. Kleindorfer
    Pages 1-13
  3. Michael A. Crew, Paul R. Kleindorfer
    Pages 15-34
  4. Michael A. Crew, Paul R. Kleindorfer
    Pages 35-59
  5. Michael A. Crew, Paul R. Kleindorfer
    Pages 61-91
  6. Michael A. Crew, Paul R. Kleindorfer
    Pages 93-117
  7. Michael A. Crew, Paul R. Kleindorfer
    Pages 119-143
  8. Michael A. Crew, Paul R. Kleindorfer
    Pages 145-149
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 151-162

About this book

Introduction

Postal service has received considerably less attention in the economics literature than traditional public utilities. Postal service is facing some very important challenges arising out of the increasingly high-tech nature of postal service, the entry of competition into the business, and new attitudes on the part of government to postal service. In the United Kingdom and Germany the increased interest in privatization and recognition of the benefits of competition are likely to have an impact on postal service. These challenges mean that postal managers must learn new ways of doing business, not just in successfully introducing new hardware and in new internal operating procedures, but also in the development of new pricing and costing methodologies and in the introduction of new management information systems.
In order to deal with these new developments managers need a solid foundation in applied microeconomic theory as it relates to postal service. This book encompasses the theoretical foundation for postal policy, particularly with regard to pricing, service quality, and competitive issues.

Keywords

Microeconomic Theory competition microeconomics regulation

Authors and affiliations

  • Michael A. Crew
    • 1
  • Paul R. Kleindorfer
    • 2
  1. 1.Graduate School of ManagementRutgers UniversityNewarkUSA
  2. 2.Wharton SchoolUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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