The 29th Conference on Postal and Delivery Economics took place on 1-3 September online. Like every year, this is a unique event to bring together the transatlantic community of regulators, policymakers and business actors interested in the postal and delivery sector.
The topics of interest for the community this year focused on COVID’s effects on the postal sector and its economic effects on postal demand patterns and earnings, on measuring service quality and on methods to reduce environmental damage caused by the postal sector, among others.
Every year the papers presented are collected in a book published by Springer: ‘The Economics of the Postal and Delivery Sector: Business Strategies for an Essential Service’. The papers presented in last year’s edition of this annual event will be published soon.
This year's conference gathered almost 100 participants to discuss about 30 papers, distributed into three plenary sessions and eight parallel sessions. It was co-organised by the Florence School of Regulation Communications and Media and Rutgers University (USA).