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Pricing the last mile in the postal sector

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  • Catia Felisberto
  • Matthias Finger
  • Beat Friedli
  • Daniel Kraehenbuehl
  • Urs Trinkner

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Traditionally, pricing of postal services was fully sender based. We analyze a potential alternative consisting of a two-part tariff where the sender is charged reduced postage while the recipient is charged a yearly fixed fee.

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Paper provided by Swiss Economics in its series Working Papers with number 0003.

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Length: 16 pages
Date of creation: Jul 2005
Date of revision: Dec 2005
Publication status: Published in Progress towards Liberalization of the Postal and Delivery Sector, edited by M. A. Crew and P. R. Kleindorfer, New York: Springer, 249-266
Handle: RePEc:chc:wpaper:0003

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Keywords: Pricing; Two-part tariff; Universal Service; Receiver Pays Principle;

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  1. Kim, Jeong-Yoo & Lim, Yoonsung, 2001. "An economic analysis of the receiver pays principle," Information Economics and Policy, Elsevier, vol. 13(2), pages 231-260, June.
  2. Doh-Shin Jeon & Jean-Jacques Laffont & Jean Tirole, 2004. "On the Receiver-Pays Principle," RAND Journal of Economics, The RAND Corporation, vol. 35(1), pages 85-110, Spring.
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Cited by:
  1. Christian Jaag & Urs Trinkner, 2007. "Pricing in competitive two-sided mail markets," Working Papers 0007, Swiss Economics, revised Jul 2007.
  2. Helmut M. Dietl & Urs Trinkner, 2008. "Developing Universal Postal Services in Latin America – an Economic Perspective," Working Papers 0012, Swiss Economics, revised Nov 2008.
  3. Vincenzo Visco Comandini, 2007. "Servizi postali," Rivista di Politica Economica, SIPI Spa, vol. 97(4), pages 257-314, July-Augu.

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