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Termination Charges in the International Parcel Market

  • Andreas Haller
  • Christian Jaag
  • Urs Trinkner

This paper explains the potentially excessive termination charges and low quality levels in the international parcel market with a stylized game theoretic model. Within this model it is possible to elaborate the distortions currently in place. The model incorporates quality to account for empirical findings on consumer preferences which indicate that quality of service is a crucial issue in the international parcel market.

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Paper provided by Swiss Economics in its series Working Papers with number 0033.

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