Topics in Regulatory Economics and Policy

Competition and Innovation in Postal Services

Editors: Crew, Michael A., Kleindorfer, Paul R. (Eds.)

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Any Chainnan of the British Post Office dwells in the shadow of Rowland Hill, and, if he were an honest man, he probably from time to time, while singing the praises of Rowland Hill, as is his due, thinks a silent thought of sympathy for his predecessor Colonel Maberly, the head of the Post Office, the Champion of established orthodoxy, the leader of the Professionals, who had to endure the irresistible force of Hill's arguments combined with his skills as a pamphleteer, agitator, and political propagandist. My favorite passage of the book Royal Mail by Martin Daunton (1985) shows how much the Post Office of the day needed a Rowland Hill to challenge Colonel Maberly and all that he stood for. I quote from a passage describing how the Colonel, when he arrived at about 11:00 a.m. and while enjoying his breakfast, listened to his private secretary reading the morning's correspondence. Daunton records: The Colonel, still half engaged with his private correspondence, would hear enough to make him keep up a rumring commentary of disparaging grunts, "Pooh! stuff! upon my soul!" etc.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Rowland Hill’s Contribution as an Economist

    Crew, Michael A. (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

  • INTERNATIONAL POSTAL REFORM: An Application of the Principles of Rowland Hill to the International Postal System

    Campbell, James I. (et al.)

    Pages 17-36

  • Peak-Load Pricing of Postal Service and Competition

    Crew, Michael A. (et al.)

    Pages 37-60

  • Assessing the Welfare Effects of Entry into Letter Delivery

    Dobbs, Ian (et al.)

    Pages 61-91

  • Delivering Letters: Should it be Decriminalized?

    Estrin, Saul (et al.)

    Pages 93-113

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Competition and Innovation in Postal Services
Editors
  • Michael A. Crew
  • Paul R. Kleindorfer
Series Title
Topics in Regulatory Economics and Policy
Series Volume
8
Copyright
1991
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4757-4818-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4757-4818-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-9147-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-5127-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 286
Topics