What is an Unfair Burden? Compensating the Net Cost of Universal Service Provision
AbstractThis paper discusses the net cost of universal service obligations and the potential burden they represent on the universal service provider. Specifically, it analyzes the situation in the postal sector after full liberalization. It considers various interpretations of what an unfair burden might be and discusses the competitive impact of corresponding compensation scenarios by means of a stylized theoretical model with endogenous entry and coverage decisions.
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Volume (Year): 10 (2011)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
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