Authors. Sponsors. Preface and Acknowledgements. Liberalization and the Universal Service Obligation. 1. Putty-Putty, Putty-Clay or Humpty-Dumpty? M.A. Crew, P.R. Kleindorfer. 2. Funding the Universal Service Obligation under Liberalisation; P. De Donder, et al. 3. Assessing Liberalization in Context; M. Bradley, et al. 4. Sustainability of USO in a Liberalized Postal Market; A. Lundgren. 5. A Comparison of the Burden of Universal Service in Italy and the United States; R. Cohen, et al. 6. The Welfare Economics of Universal Service Standards and Service Quality; I. Reay. 7. Two-Tier Pricing under Liberalization; M.A. Crew, P.R. Kleindorfer. Cost and Demand Studies. 8. Postal Services Cost Modeling; J. Soares, et al. 9. An Econometric Study of Cost Elasticity in the Activities of Post Office Counters; C. Cazals, et al. 10. Mail Demand in the Long and Short Term; J.-P. Florens, et al. 11. Productivity and the Substitution between Labor and Capital in Postal Organizations; H. Nikali. 12. Disaggregated Letter Traffic Demand in the UK; J. Nankervis, et al. Strategic Issues. 13. People and Privatization; M.S. Elcano, et al. 14. Modern Postal Reform Laws; J.I. Campbell, Jr. 15. Evaluation of a Public Post Office: A Canadian Experience; D. Clark, G. Bickerton. 16. Saturday Delivery: Who Provides It? Who Needs It? J. Haldi, J.T. Schmidt. 17. Postal Administrations and Non-Postal Products; R.W. Mitchell. 18. USPS Finances: Is There a Financially Viable Future; A. Robinson, D. Rawnsley. 19. Postal Infrastructures and Economic Development; T. Walsh. 20. Assessment and Responses of Postal Sector Operators to Electronic Diversions; A.R. Kane, et al. Index.