Postal and Regulatory Reform in Intermodal Competition

Swiss Economics Working Paper 0031

6 Pages Posted: 29 Aug 2014

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Christian Jaag

Swiss Economics; University of St. Gallen - Institute of Public Finance and Fiscal Law

Helmut M. Dietl

University of Zurich - Department of Business Administration (IBW)

Date Written: October 28, 2011

Abstract

This paper argues that transforming the postal business model goes hand in hand with a transformation in the definition of universal service obligation. Whilst postal operators need to fully embrace the unique competitive space created by electronic substitution, at the intersection between the physical and digital, regulatory frameworks also must be adapted towards a technology-neutral definition of universal service.

Keywords: Regulation; Postal market; Substitution; Intermodal competition

JEL Classification: L50; L87

Suggested Citation

Jaag, Christian Yvo and Dietl, Helmut M., Postal and Regulatory Reform in Intermodal Competition (October 28, 2011). Swiss Economics Working Paper 0031, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2488436 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2488436

Christian Yvo Jaag

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University of St. Gallen - Institute of Public Finance and Fiscal Law ( email )

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Helmut M. Dietl (Contact Author)

University of Zurich - Department of Business Administration (IBW) ( email )

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Zurich, 8032
Switzerland

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