The Reorganization, Regulation and Liberalisation of Mail Services. An Analysis of the Italian Reform
AbstractThis work analyses the reform of the Italian mail service. First it looks at the reorganisation of the state owned mail company. Secondly, it focuses on the gradual liberalisation of the mail service market, undertaken in compliance with EU legislation. The aim is manifold: to assess the outcomes from the reorganisation process; to analyse persistent problems with sector regulation and with the market liberalisation; and, finally, to identify an agenda of initiatives that may be adopted in order to solve open issues. The Italian mail service reform has focused on the need to balance the postal company budget. This priority, pursued at the expense of an independent regulation, has both delayed the process of effective liberalisation and hindered competition in the liberalised market segments. Furthermore, the results from the internal reorganisation, undertaken in a protected market, might not persist under free market conditions. Conversely, a serious market reform planning for liberalisation and accomplishing an effective regulation, is a necessary prerequisite for the development of this sector.
Download InfoIf you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Società editrice il Mulino in its journal Economia dei Servizi.
Volume (Year): (2007)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Contact details of provider:
mail services; liberalization;
You can help add them by filling out this form.
reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.Access and download statisticsgeneral information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: ().
If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.
If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.
If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.
Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.