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A Comparative Performance Study of Postal Services: A Productive Efficiency Approach


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  • Sergio PERELMAN
  • Pierre PESTIEAU


This paper first discusses the notion of economic performance as applied to public enterprises and argues that productive efficiency is an attractive approach to performance measurement for such firms. It then presents an empirical efficiency study of postal services which is aimed at comparing productive performance indicators across countries and at testing the effect of competition and regulation on these indicators.

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Article provided by ENSAE in its journal Annals of Economics and Statistics.

Volume (Year): (1994)
Issue (Month): 33 ()
Pages: 187-202

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Handle: RePEc:adr:anecst:y:1994:i:33:p:11

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  1. Subal Kumbhakar & Raquel Ortega-Argilés & Lesley Potters & Marco Vivarelli & Peter Voigt, 2012. "Corporate R&D and firm efficiency: evidence from Europe’s top R&D investors," Journal of Productivity Analysis, Springer, Springer, vol. 37(2), pages 125-140, April.
  2. Dicke, Hugo, 1995. "Die Reform des Postwesens in Deutschland," Kiel Discussion Papers, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) 258, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).
  3. Massimo Filippini & Martin Koller, 2012. "Cost Efficiency Measurement in Postal Delivery Networks," Quaderni della facoltà di Scienze economiche dell'Università di Lugano, USI Università della Svizzera italiana 1206, USI Università della Svizzera italiana.
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  5. Hofman, Lucile & Plane, Patrick, 2001. "Électricité en Afrique et performance productive," L'Actualité Economique, Société Canadienne de Science Economique, Société Canadienne de Science Economique, vol. 77(3), pages 385-408, septembre.
  6. Dicke, Hugo & Glismann, Hans H. & Horn, Ernst-Jürgen, 1995. "Zur Reform des Postwesens in Deutschland," Kiel Working Papers, Kiel Institute for the World Economy 688, Kiel Institute for the World Economy.
  7. Julien Lévêque & William Roy, 2004. "Quelles avancées permettent les techniques de frontière dans la mesure de l'efficience des exploitants de transport urbain ?," Post-Print, HAL halshs-00091900, HAL.
  8. Achraf TARSIM, 2008. "L’efficience du secteur ferroviaire européen : Analyse stochastique des effets de la réforme et de la qualité des services," CIRIEC Working Papers, CIRIEC - Université de Liège 0809, CIRIEC - Université de Liège.


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