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Postal and Regulatory Reform in Intermodal Competition

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  • Christian Jaag
  • Helmut Dietl

Abstract

This paper argues that transforming the postal business model goes hand in hand with a transformation in the definition of universal service obligation. Whilst postal operators need to fully embrace the unique competitive space created by electronic substitution, at the intersection between the physical and digital, regulatory frameworks also must be adapted towards a technology-neutral definition of universal service.

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  • Christian Jaag & Helmut Dietl, 2011. "Postal and Regulatory Reform in Intermodal Competition," Working Papers 0031, Swiss Economics.
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    1. Martin Maegli & Christian Jaag & Martin Koller & Urs Trinkner, 2011. "Postal Markets and Electronic Substitution: Implications for Regulatory Practices and Institutions in Europe," Chapters,in: Reinventing the Postal Sector in an Electronic Age, chapter 8 Edward Elgar Publishing.
    2. Christian Jaag & Urs Trinkner, 2011. "The future of the USO - Economic rationale for universal services and implications for a future-oriented USO," Working Papers 0026, Swiss Economics.
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    1. Jaag Christian, 2013. "Price Regulation and the Financing of Universal Services in Network Industries," Review of Law & Economics, De Gruyter, vol. 9(1), pages 125-150, September.

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    Keywords

    Regulation; Postal market; Substitution; Intermodal competition;

    JEL classification:

    • L50 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy - - - General
    • L87 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Postal and Delivery Services

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