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Libéralisation & Services publics: Économie postale

François Boldron, Claire Borsenberger, Denis Joram, Sébastien Lecou, Bernard Roy

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At a time when the new French law in the postal sector (law no. 2010-123 of February 9, 2010 on the public company La Poste and postal activities: v. Concurrences n° 2-2010, Régulations chronicle, p. 151) is about to be implemented in order to make the liberalization of this sector effective in France on January 1, 2011, in compliance with European requirements (Directive 97/67/EC, as revised in 2002 and in 2008: v. Concurrences This book is a timely contribution to the discussion and analysis of the "liberalization/public service" pair in the field of postal activities, a sector that is particularly emblematic of this form of cohabitation. With nearly thirty contributions, the book is dominated by the economic approach, as its subtitle explicitly suggests and as the preface by Jean Tirole confirms. Four chapters dissect the postal economy to look successively at the foundations of public intervention in this sector (universal service, cohesion, externalities, sustainable development, etc.); at the cost and financing of public service missions (a theme at the heart of European regulatory news with the public consultation and the current revision of the so-called "Monti-Kroes" package on public service compensation: see "The Postal Sector" in this issue of the journal); and at the cost of public service compensation (a theme that is at the heart of European regulatory news with the public consultation and the current revision of the so-called "Monti-Kroes" package on public service compensation). this review 3-2010, State aid column); to vertical relations on the postal market (with in particular the delicate questions of pricing and access to certain essential services or infrastructures) and to the analysis of mail demand and costs, in particular for delivery. This book should therefore be read by legal experts as well.

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Claire Borsenberger, Bernard Roy, Denis Joram, François Boldron, Sebastien Lecou, Libéralisation & Services publics: Économie postale, 6 June 2017, Concurrences Review, Art. N° 110536

Publisher Economica

Date 4 March 2010

Number of pages 496

ISBN 978-2717858457

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