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27th Conference on Postal and Delivery Economics – Dublin

22nd May 2019 - 25th May 2019

Abstracts Due: 12 December 21 December 2018

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 ObligationsRegulatory evolutions in the EU, US
and in the rest of the world
StandardizationLabour economics
Public-Private PartnershipsFinancial viability
Scale and productivityTransition from monopoly to competition
Privatization and commercializationFinancial viability
Retail/Processing network redesignAntitrust and competition policy
Competitive postal marketsParcel markets
New delivery technologiesE-Commerce and cross border parcels
Settlements and terminal duesLegislative reform
Demand for postal servicesNews services
Digitalization and innovationElectronic competition
Diversification and new market strategiesPostal big data


Organisations supporting the 26th Conference on Postal and Delivery Economics, 30 May – 2 June 2018, Split, Croatia were: Royal Mail; UPS; Pitney Bowes; Ofcom; Poste Italiane; La Poste; Copenhagen Economics; IBM; ComReg; Frontier Economics; Cullen International; K&L Gates; New Zealand Post; AGCOMAn Post; Oxera.

Should you be interested in supporting the event, please contact Paula Gori – paula.gori@eui.eu.

A book is planned, arising from the Conference. 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.

The hashtag for the postal conference will be #Postalconf2019 and you can follow our account on Twitter here for updates.


To be considered for the Conference, abstracts should be submitted at the following link. Abstracts should be received by 12 December 21 December 2018. There is no guarantee that abstracts received after the deadline will be considered. If your paper is selected, you will be responsible for payment of the conference registration fee. FSR C&M 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 provided payment is received by 20 February 2018. After this date the registration fee will be for the full-rate of €1.400,00. 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.



Castleknock Hotel – Porterstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin – www.castleknockhotel.com


Castleknock Hotel is a stunning golf hotel located 15 minutes from Dublin City and 20 minutes from Dublin airport. Located in a beautiful countryside setting, within easy reach of popular Dublin landmarks, on the edge of Phoenix park – the largest park within any European capital city- .

High speed wi-fi, brand new hotel spa, gym and pool, abundant natural light in the meeting rooms… the perfect location for our next conference!


Hotel fees:

Conference package fee, 3 days:  € 730 – (€ 250 per day)

Conference package fee for two people sharing the room, 3 days: € 970 – (€ 330 per day)

Meals only: € 450 – (€150 per day)

Deadline for booking the hotel: 21 April


Booking is done through a specific link provided by the FSR C&M Conference Unit and more information will be shared when the programme will be announced (end of January). Should you need any information beforehand, please contact Elisabetta Spagnoli at rscas.conferences@eui.eu or call [+39] 0554685709




Persons interested in presenting papers that need additional information should contact Paula Gori at paula.gori@eui.eu.








22nd May 2019
25th May 2019
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Paula Gori
[+39] 0554686545


Castleknock Hotel
D15 Porterstown Rd
Dublin,D15 WNR7Ireland
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Logistic organiser, Elisabetta Spagnoli [+39] 0554685709