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Worksharing: A Calibrated Model

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  • De Villemeur Etienne Billette

    ()
    (Toulouse School of Economics (IDEI and GREMAQ))

  • Cremer Helmuth

    (Toulouse School of Economics (IDEI and GREMAQ))

  • Boldron Francois

    (La Poste)

  • Roy Bernard

    (La Poste)

Abstract

This paper studies the price structure in a postal sector with a monopolistic operator when customers can engage in worksharing. It presents simulation results obtained from an empirical model that is calibrated on data from the French postal sector. The optimal worksharing discount is significantly larger than the avoided costs. Consequently, the appropriate pricing structure differs markedly from the often recommended ECPR policy.

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Article provided by De Gruyter in its journal Review of Network Economics.

Volume (Year): 7 (2008)
Issue (Month): 2 (June)
Pages: 1-22

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Handle: RePEc:bpj:rneart:v:7:y:2008:i:2:n:6

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Cited by:
  1. Axel Gautier & Keizo Mizuno, 2011. "Gradual Network Expansion And Universal Service Obligations," Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 82(2), pages 97-113, 06.
  2. Christian Jaag, 2013. "Price Regulation and the Financing of Universal Services in Network Industries," Working Papers 0039, Swiss Economics.

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