An Analysis of Some Specific Cost Drivers in the Delivery Activity

  • Catherine Cazals
  • Jean-Pierre Florens
  • Bernard Roy
Part of the Topics in Regulatory Economics and Policy Series book series (TREP, volume 38)


The purpose of this paper is to analyze possible cost drivers for outdoor postal delivery activity utilizing data from La Poste. A cost driver is a characteristic of postal items, such as weight or size of delivered items, which is cost causative. The density of the area served can also be considered a cost driver for delivery.


Cost Function Marginal Cost Panel Data Input Price Post Office 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Catherine Cazals
    • 1
  • Jean-Pierre Florens
    • 2
  • Bernard Roy
    • 3
  1. 1.IDEI and University of PerpignanFrance
  2. 2.IDEI and University of Toulouse IFrance
  3. 3.La PosteFrance

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