Technico-Economic Analysis of the Costs of outside Work in Postal Delivery

  • Bernard Roy
Part of the Topics in Regulatory Economics and Policy Series book series (TREP, volume 31)


The purpose of this paper is to discuss the main cost factors in outdoor postal delivery work. Some analyses of delivery highlight the importance of the traffic, generating economies of scale, and population density, creating more or less delivery-favorable conditions. To these variables we would add a third: the grouping index, which reflects the vertical concentration of the accommodation environment.


Unit Cost Incremental Cost Group Index Monetary Unit Delivery Cost 
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