Social costs and benefits of the universal service obligation in the postal market
orldwide, postal and delivery economics has attracted considerable interest. Numerous questions have arisen, including the role of regulation, funding the Universal Service Obligation, postal reform in Europe, Asia and North America, the future of national postal operators, demand and pricing strategies, and the principles that should govern the introduction of competition. Collected here are responses to these questions in the form of 24 essays written by researchers, practitioners, and senior managers from throughout the world.
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|Date of creation:||May 2007|
|Publication status:||Published in in Competition and Regulation in the Postal and Delivery Sector, Michael A. Crew and Paul R. Kleindorfer (eds.), chapter 2, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2008, p. 23-35.|
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