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26th Conference on Postal and Delivery Economics

30th May 2018 - 2nd June 2018

26th Conference on Postal and Delivery Economics

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Abstracts Due: 20 December 2017

Papers are invited from researchers and practitioners, including academic and research economists, and staff and managers in postal administrations and express carriers working on economic issues.

Possible topics may include:

  • Universal Service Obligations
  • Labour economics
  • Standardization
  • Transition from monopoly to competition
  • Public-Private Partnership
  • Financial viability
  • Scale and productivity
  • Antitrust and competition policy
  • Privatization and commercialization
  • Parcel markets
  • Retail/Processing network redesign
  • E-commerce and cross-border parcels
  • Competitive postal markets
  • Legislative reform
  • Delivery alternatives
  • New services
  • Settlements and terminal dues
  • Innovation and diversification
  • Demand for postal services
  • Electronic competition
  • Digitalization
  • Postal big data
  • Regulatory evolutions in the EU and abroad

Please consider becoming a supporting organisation. Organisations supporting the 25th Conference on Postal and Delivery Economics, 18-21 May 2017, Barcelona, Spain, were: Royal Mail; RR Donnelley Logistics; United Parcel Service; Ofcom; Citizen Advice; Pitney Bowes; Poste Italiane; Le Groupe La Poste; CNMC; Copenhagen Economics; Correos y Telégrafos; IBM Global Business Services; Oxera; ComReg; Frontier Economics; Cullen International; K&L Gates LLP; An Post; New Zealand Post Limited ; BNetzA; Swiss Economics.

A book is planned, composed of conference papers. Authors of papers selected for the programme will be advised on the prospects of publication in the conference volume once an agreement is reached with a publisher.


To be considered for the Conference, abstracts should be submitted at the following link. (Authors who have submitted an abstract in the past two editions may already have an account – If you do not remember your credentials, click on “Forgot your password”). Abstracts should be received by 10 December 2017. There is no guarantee that abstracts received after the deadline of December 20, 2017 will be considered. If your paper is selected, you will be responsible for payment of the conference registration fee. FSR Team will inform you of the Committee’s decision in January 2018. Complete papers selected for the programme are due on 22 April 2018 so that the papers will be available to the participants prior to the Conference.

Acceptance of any abstract automatically registers the lead author for the Conference. All participants, including persons presenting papers, must register for the Conference and are required to pay the registration fee, except for a limited number of persons from approved sponsoring organizations.


The registration fee for authors presenting papers is 1.200,00 Euro provided payment is received by 20 February 2018. After this date the registration fee will be for the full-rate of 1.400,00 Euro. A no-cancellation policy is applicable to lead authors of accepted papers, unless we are notified prior to the abstract submission deadline. All participants are required to cover the cost of their travel and accommodation. In the case of full-time faculty of colleges and universities selected for the programme, a reduction or waiver of the registration fee may be available.


Persons interested in presenting papers that need additional information should contact Pier Luigi Parcu or Paula Gori.

Download the call for papers


See more about the 25th edition

See the list of all past Conferences on Postal and Delivery Economics


30th May 2018
2nd June 2018
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Paula Gori
[+39] 055 4685 803 (Int. 2803)