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Scale Economies and Natural Monopoly in the Postal Delivery: Comparison Between Parametric and Non Parametric Specifications

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  • Cazals, C.
  • De Rycke, M.
  • Florens, J.-P.
  • Rouzaud, S.

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This paper synthesize different econometric models of the postal delivery, estimated using a french data set. These models explain the demand of labor (representing the essential part of the cost) by a vector of outputs (different types of delivered objects) and by geographical characteristics of the office. The data are constructed by a cros-section sample in the set of offices in France and there is no observable variation in the sample of the price of the labor.

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Paper provided by Toulouse - GREMAQ in its series Papers with number 96.434.

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Length: 20 pages
Date of creation: 1996
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Handle: RePEc:fth:gremaq:96.434

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Keywords: ECONOMETRICS ; LABOUR;

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  1. Cazals, Catherine & Fève, Frédérique & Florens, Jean-Pierre & Roy, Bernard, 2004. "Delivery Costs II: Back to Parametric Models," IDEI Working Papers 286, Institut d'Économie Industrielle (IDEI), Toulouse.
  2. Kruse, Jörn & Liebe, Andreas, 2005. "Netzzugang und Wettbewerb bei Briefdiensten," HWWA Reports 257, Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWA).
  3. Boldron, François & Fève, Frédérique & Florens, Jean-Pierre & Panet-Amaro, C. & Valognes, C., 2010. "Econometric Models and the Evolution of Post-Offices Network," TSE Working Papers 10-180, Toulouse School of Economics (TSE).

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