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Pricing the last mile in the postal sector

  • Catia Felisberto
  • Matthias Finger
  • Beat Friedli
  • Daniel Kraehenbuehl
  • Urs Trinkner


Traditionally, pricing of postal services was fully sender based. We analyze a potential alternative consisting of a two-part tariff where the sender is charged reduced postage while the recipient is charged a yearly fixed fee.

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Paper provided by Swiss Economics in its series Working Papers with number 0003.

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Length: 16 pages
Date of creation: Jul 2005
Date of revision: Dec 2005
Publication status: Published in Progress towards Liberalization of the Postal and Delivery Sector, edited by M. A. Crew and P. R. Kleindorfer, New York: Springer, 249-266
Handle: RePEc:chc:wpaper:0003
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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, 2001. "On the receiver pays principle," Economics Working Papers 561, Department of Economics and Business, Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
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