Universal Service Auctions in Liberalized Postal Markets
AbstractWe analyze whether it makes sense to auction off Universal Service Obligations in postal markets. Based on auction theory, case studies and sector-specific considerations we conclude that auctions will be difficult to implement in the postal sector.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Swiss Economics in its series Working Papers with number 0014.
Length: 22 pages
Date of creation: May 2009
Date of revision: Jul 2009
Publication status: Published in Heightening Competition in the Postal and Delivery Sector, edited by M.A. Crew and P.R. Kleindorfer. Cheltenham, UK, Edward Elgar, pp. 263-277.
Procurement; Tendering; Reverse Auctions; Universal Service Obligation;
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