On June 1-4, Anna Möller and Marcin Winiarczyk actively represented Copenhagen Economics A/S at the 19th Conference on Postal and Delivery Economics in Jersey. The conference, organised by the Centre for Research in Regulated Industries, ranks among the most important events bringing together researchers, consultants, regulators, representatives of the industry, trade unions and other stakeholders of the postal sector from around the World.
Anna Möller presented a paper, co-authored with Dr. Henrik Okholm, on how liberalisation affects wages and employment conditions in the postal sector. The paper considers the experiences of four European countries with liberalisation and the development in wages in the postal sector. It finds that the effect of liberalisation on wages and employment conditions depends on several factors, amongst others the situation before market opening.
Marcin Winiarczyk presented a paper, co-authored with Dr. Henrik Okholm, on the future USO in Europe. The paper contains the results of a pilot field study on consumer and business preferences for a USO, conducted within the framework of an earlier project for the European Commission. The key conclusion is that the political decision about the future USO should be informed by the understanding of consumer needs, whereas it is not necessary to regulate the services operators will continue to provide for commercial reasons.
Copenhagen Economics papers are available upon request.
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