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Pricing the Last Mile in the Postal Sector

In: Progress toward Liberalization of the Postal and Delivery Sector

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  • Cátia Felisberto

    (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérate Lausanne (EPFL))

  • Matthias Finger

    (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérate Lausanne (EPFL))

  • Beat Friedli

    (Swiss Post)

  • Daniel Krähenbühl

    (Swiss Post)

  • Urs Trinkner

    (Swiss Post
    University of Zurich)

Abstract

This paper explores whether it would be commercially interesting for historical postal operators to price the “postal last mile”. By introducing the receiver pays principle it identifies an approach which could lead to a number of innovations in service arrangements and in financing the universal service obligation (USO).

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  • Cátia Felisberto & Matthias Finger & Beat Friedli & Daniel Krähenbühl & Urs Trinkner, 2006. "Pricing the Last Mile in the Postal Sector," 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 249-264, Springer.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:topchp:978-0-387-29744-6_15
    DOI: 10.1007/978-0-387-29744-6_15
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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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    1. Christian Jaag & Urs Trinkner, 2008. "Pricing in Competitive Two-Sided Mail Markets," Chapters, in: Michael A. Crew & Paul R. Kleindorfer (ed.), Competition and Regulation in the Postal and Delivery Sector, chapter 10, Edward Elgar Publishing.
    2. Urs Trinkner & Andreas Haller, 2014. "Impact of Discontinuance of Saturday Delivery for Letters and Flats," Studies and Reports, Swiss Economics, pages 1-65, February.
    3. Vincenzo Visco Comandini, 2007. "Servizi postali," Rivista di Politica Economica, SIPI Spa, vol. 97(4), pages 257-314, July-Augu.
    4. Urs Trinkner & Bernd Holznagel & Christian Jaag & Helmut Dietl & Haller Andreas, 2012. "Möglichkeiten eines gemeinsam definierten Universaldienst Post und Telekommunikation aus ökonomischer und juristischer Sicht," Studies and Reports, Swiss Economics, pages 1-79, September.
    5. Helmut M. Dietl & Urs Trinkner, 2008. "Developing Universal Postal Services in Latin America ? an Economic Perspective," Working Papers 0012, Swiss Economics, revised Nov 2008.

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    Keywords

    Price Elasticity; Price Scheme; Postal Operator; Delivery Cost; Flat Rate;
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    JEL classification:

    • L87 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Postal and Delivery Services

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