Assessment of the benefits of universal postal service to Consignia

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Sector:Competition, Regulation and Business | Post | Regulatory economics
Client:Postwatch
Published: March, 2002
Document type:Report 
Tagged: quantitative analysis UK

The report for Postwatch evaluates and quantifies the benefits of Consignia’s (Royal Mail) Universal Service Obligation (USO). The study reports the results of the application of a general economic model using pricing and production decisions by a multi-product monopolist to the postal sector. The methodology employed uses demand and supply side models and techniques to evaluate the full impact on the postal operator that results from changes in prices and quantities.