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Regulating Access to Stimulate Competition in Postal Markets?

In: Progress toward Liberalization of the Postal and Delivery Sector

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  • Paul W. J. Bijl

    (Tilburg University)

  • Eric Damme

    (Tilburg University)

  • Pierre Larouche

    (Tilburg University)

Abstract

In European Commission (2005), the Commission’s most recent progress report to the Council on the application of the Postal Directive1, it is stated: “Competition has yet to develop in the addressed mail segment outside niche services, and this suggests that limited initial market opening combined with sometimes limited regulatory capacity or certainty, advantages enjoyed by incumbents, and regulatory asymmetries have all combined to deter entry ... The reasons for the continuously slow progress towards greater competition in fully liberalized postal markets are puzzling and deserve further analysis”.

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  • Paul W. J. Bijl & Eric Damme & Pierre Larouche, 2006. "Regulating Access to Stimulate Competition in Postal Markets?," Topics in Regulatory Economics and Policy, in: Michael A. Crew & Paul R. Kleindorfer (ed.), Progress toward Liberalization of the Postal and Delivery Sector, chapter 0, pages 153-172, Springer.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:topchp:978-0-387-29744-6_10
    DOI: 10.1007/978-0-387-29744-6_10
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