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This book brings together leading practitioners, world-wide postal administrations, and the express industry, as well as a number of regulators, academic economists, and lawyers to examine some of the important policy and regulatory issues facing the industry. This book addresses issues including international postal policy, the role of the Universal Postal Union; regulation and terminal dues; competition, entry and the role of scale and scope economies; the nature and role of cost analysis in postal service; productivity; and service standards. This volume follows two earlier volumes by the same editors, "Competition and Innovation in Postal Services" (1991); and "Regulation and the Nature of Postal and Delivery Services (1992).
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Preface. Foreword: The Commercial Postal Businesses; E. Toime. 1. A Review of Efforts to Develop a New Policy Framework for Postal Services in the European Union; J.I. Campbell, Jr. 2. Deregulation of Australia's Postal Services; M.C. Castro. Comments; J. Haldi. 3. The Application of Legal Safeguards Against Predation to the Postal Services Industry; W.E. Kovacic. 4. Measuring the Performance of the Public Postal Service Provider in Germany; H. Hofmann. 5. Measuring Quality of Service of International Mail; T. Grzesiak, T. Reenberg. 6. Post-Appointment Preference Shaping and its Influence on Judicial Analysis of Economic Regulation Issues; W.E. Kovacic. 7. A Consumers' Group's View of New Services, Quality, and Regulation; C.J. Michell. 8. Pricing in Postal Service under Competitive Entry; M.A. Crew, P.R. Kleindorfer. 9. An Econometric Model of Postal Delivery; M.D. Bradley, J. Colvin. 9. The Scope of the Reserved Area; I. Reay. 11. Price Caps for Postal Service; W.A.K. Speckbacher. 12. Use of Technology Arising from Customers' Needs; H. Tuominen. 13. On the Structure of Inter-Firm Postal Demand; T. Azumi. 14. Analysis of Economies of Scale in Small Package Carrier Service in Japan; T. Azumi, K. Umemura. 15. Replacement of Letter Mail by Electronic Communications to the Year 2010; H. Nikali. 16. Regulation of Unregulated Firms: the Postal Service and UPS; E.R. Costich, W.G. Willette. 17. Alternative Scenarios forthe Reform of Postal Services: Optimal Pricing and Welfare; H. Cremer, M. De Rycke, A. Grimaud. 18. Aggregate Letter Traffic Demand in the United Kingdom and the Economy; J. Nankervis, F. Rodriguez.

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