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Contents ______________________________________________________________ List of Contributors vii List of Sponsors ix Preface xi Foreword: xiii Information Revolutions and Modern Postal Service James I. Campbell Jr. 1. Approaches to the USO under Entry 1 Michael A. Crew and Paul R. Kleindorfer 2. Partitioning the Mailstream: Analysis of an Innovative Approach to USO 19 Leon A. Pintsov, Andrei Obrea and Theresa Biasi 3. From the Size of the Box to the Costs of Universal Service Obligation: 37 A Cross Country Comparison Fran¿ois Boldron, Denis Joram, Lise Martin and Bernard Roy 4. A Welfare Analysis of Price Controls with End-to-End Mail and Access 51 Services Philippe De Donder, Helmuth Cremer, Paul Dudley and Frank Rodriguez 5. Dynamics of Downstream Entry in Postal Markets 71 Axel Gautier 6. Economies of Scale, Density and Scope in Swiss Post's Mail Delivery 89 Mehdi Farsi, Massimo Filippini and Urs Trinkner 7. Measuring Scale and Scope Economies with a Structural Model 101 of Postal Delivery Michael D. Bradley, Jeff Colvin, and Mary K. Perkins 8. Efficient Work-Sharing Discounts with Mail Heterogeneity 119 John C. Panzar 9. Nonlinear Pricing and Worksharing in the Postal Market 133 Etienne Billette de Villemeur, Helmuth Cremer, Fran¿ois Boldron and Bernard Roy 10. Efficiency Analysis of Delivery Offices in the Postal Sector Using 147 Stochastic Frontier and Data Envelopment Analyses Alan Horncastle, David Jevons, Paul Dudley and Emmanuel Thanassoulis 11. Economic Analysis of the Efficiency of Royal Mail Units and the 163 Implications for Regulatory Policy Richard Moriarty, Sophie Yorke, Greg Harman, John Cubbin, Meloria Meschi, and Paul Smith 12. From Theory to Practice: Vertical Relations in the French Postal Market 181 Xavier Ambrosini and Olaf Klargaard 13. Postal Deregulation and Its Impact on Postal Workers: A Canadian 201 Union Perspective Geoff Bickerton 14. First Steps towards New Postal Economics Models for Developing 215 Countries: Learning from the Latin American Experience Jos¿ Ans¿n, Rudy Cuadra, Altamir Linhares, Guillermo Ronderos and Jo¿lle Toledano 15. The Postal Technology Market and Effects on Purchasing Strategy 235 William J. Dowling, Robert J. Curry, Robert A. F. Reisner, and Bill Worth 16. Economics of the U.S. Postal Service Alternate Access Retail Channels 255 Janet L. Webster, Dennis E. Stoker, Saadia Bukhari, Stephen Deering and Andrea M. Otis 17. USO Public Financing at the Crossroad between the "Monti Package" 275 and the Forthcoming Reform of the Postal Directive Alessandra Fratini and Fabio Filpo 18. Scenarios of Mail Receipt Patterns Across Generations 291 Luis Jimenez, Anna Owsiany, and Chrystal Szeto 19. Microanalyses of Mail Demand Drivers for Large Business Customers 305 Peter Koppe and Christian Bosch 20. Measuring the Impact of Direct Mail on the Brand 325 Joanne McNeish 21. Consumer Preferences and Last Mile Pricing in the Postal Sector 341 Beat Friedli, Christian Jaag, Daniel Kr¿henb¿hl, Ole Bach Nielsen, S¿ren-Michael Pihl and Urs Trinkner 22. Microeconomic Demand Modelling for Price Elasticities 355 Fr¿d¿rique F¿ve, Jean-Pierre Florens, and Sophie Richard 23. U.S. Postal Services as Composite Goods with Hedonic Properties 367 Lawrence Fenster, Diane Monaco, Edward S. Pearsall, Charles Robinson and Spyros Xenakis
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Postal service -- Congresses.
Delivery of goods -- Congresses.