Topics in Regulatory Economics and Policy

The Economics of Postal Service

A Research Study supported by WIK

Authors: Crew, Michael A., Kleindorfer, Paul R.

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Postal service has received considerably less attention in the economics literature than traditional public utilities. Postal service is facing some very important challenges arising out of the increasingly high-tech nature of postal service, the entry of competition into the business, and new attitudes on the part of government to postal service. In the United Kingdom and Germany the increased interest in privatization and recognition of the benefits of competition are likely to have an impact on postal service. These challenges mean that postal managers must learn new ways of doing business, not just in successfully introducing new hardware and in new internal operating procedures, but also in the development of new pricing and costing methodologies and in the introduction of new management information systems.
In order to deal with these new developments managers need a solid foundation in applied microeconomic theory as it relates to postal service. This book encompasses the theoretical foundation for postal policy, particularly with regard to pricing, service quality, and competitive issues.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction and Institutional Background

    Crew, Michael A. (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • Welfare Economic Foundations

    Crew, Michael A. (et al.)

    Pages 15-34

  • Deterministic Models for Postal Service Pricing

    Crew, Michael A. (et al.)

    Pages 35-59

  • Stochastic Models of Postal Service Pricing

    Crew, Michael A. (et al.)

    Pages 61-91

  • Regulation

    Crew, Michael A. (et al.)

    Pages 93-117

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Economics of Postal Service
Book Subtitle
A Research Study supported by WIK
Authors
Series Title
Topics in Regulatory Economics and Policy
Series Volume
11
Copyright
1992
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-3590-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-3590-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-9274-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-6596-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 162
Topics