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The FSR C&M is organising, in collaboration with the CRRI Centre at the Rutgers Business School, the 25th Conference on Postal and Delivery Economics. This edition, that will be held in Barcelona May 24-27, 2017, will be dedicated to Professor Michael A. Crew, founding father and organiser of the Conference.


Keynote Speakers of the event:

  • José María Marín-Quemada, President of the Spanish National Regulatory Authority, CNMC
  • Harrie Temmink, Deputy Head of Unit of the Public Interest Services Unit – DG GROWTH – European Commission

This world leading Conference is open to academics, representatives from companies, regulatory authorities, public institutions, sector-specific associations and consultancies active in the postal and delivery eco-system. The aim of the event is to tackle the various crucial topics animating the debate in postal and delivery economics and regulation.

The book “The Contribution of the Postal and Delivery Sector between E-Commerce and E-Substitution”, arose from the 25th Conference on Postal and Delivery Economics has been published by Springer Publishing.

In memory of Prof. Michael A. Crew





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Confirmed supporting organisations:

Royal Mail, RR Donnelly Logistics,  UPS, Ofcom, Citizens Advice, Pitney Bowes, Poste Italiane, La Poste, CNMC, Copenhagen Economics, Correos, IBM, Oxera, ComReg, Frontier Economics, Cullen International, K&L Gates, An Post, New Zealand Post, BNetzA, Swiss Economics.

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How E-Commerce is shaping a new regulatory framework for the European parcel delivery market by Virginie Alloo

Mail as a branding tool by John Althen and Jeff Colvin

Managing risks of regulatory failure in a declining letters market by Bruno Basalisco

Discussion notes: Competition issues by Bruno Basalisco

The pricing of cross-border parcel delivery services by Claire Borsenberger, Lisa Chever, Helmut Cremer, Denis Joram and Jean-Marie Lozachmeur

The impact of Internet on press publishers’ business model and readers’ willingness to pay – The French case by Claire Borsenberger and Catherine Muller-Vibes

Cost orientation of tariffs in post: beyond the EC Directive by Isabelle Carslake

Analisys of the effect of management quality variables in delivery cost functions by Catherine Cazals, Thierry Magnac, Soterios Soteri

Kill your darlings. When does sacrificing next day delivery help USO sustainability? by Mindaugas Cerpickis

Efficient pricing in declining markets by Margeret Cigno

What are the main factors driving the UK demand for mail traffic being sent to Western Europe? by Frederique Feve, Thierry Magnac and Leticia Vereute-McKay

DHL Express (Austria): toward legal certainty on Article 9 and applicable obligations for postal services providers by Alessandra Fratini

Parcel delivery surcharging in Northern Ireland and the Scottish Highlands and Islands by Jack Gaches

Life after declines by Adam Houck

What future for the post office network? by Matthias Finger and Christian Jaag

E-commerce of consumer goods: testing the European Single Market by Paula Gori and Virginia Silvestri

Regulation. Quo Vadis? by John Hearn

Price cap regulation with adjustment for declining demand by Joakim Levin, Anders Hildingsson, Verena Wiedmer

Geo-blocking of goods that require cross-border delivery by J. Scott Marcus

On some historical contributions of the Postal and Delivery Conference by Pier Luigi Parcu and Vincenzo Visco Comandini

Have market-dominant mail rates risen faster than they should? by Edward S. Pearsall

PAEA’s take on. Regulatory economics by Edward S. Pearsall

Quantity rebate scheme – Applicability of “per sender”. Reasoning for Corporate Groups by Til Rozman

The impact of competition on consumer prices for cross-border parcels by Sonja Thiele and Alex Kalevi Dieke

A mixed-method research strategy to examine the demand side of the postal market by Ozhan Zurel


See more about the 24th edition

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

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Av. del Bogatell, 64
Barcelona, Barcelona 08005 Spain

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