Compensating the Net Cost of Universal Postal Services
AbstractThis paper analyzes the net cost of universal service obligations in the postal sector after full liberalization and the potential burden they represent for the universal service provider. 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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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Swiss Economics in its series Working Papers with number 0017.
Length: 19 pages
Date of creation: May 2010
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Universal service obligation; Unfair burden; Postal sector;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- H42 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Publicly Provided Private Goods
- L51 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy - - - Economics of Regulation
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2010-06-04 (All new papers)
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