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dc.contributor.authorBakhtieva, Dilyara
dc.contributor.authorKiljański, Kamil
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-22T08:47:42Z
dc.date.available2013-07-22T08:47:42Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.urihttps://depot.ceon.pl/handle/123456789/2107
dc.description.abstractIn network industries, a Universal Service Obligation (USO) is often seen as a burden on an incumbent, which requires compensation for the net cost of such service provision. This paper estimates the effects of consumer loyalty as an intangible benefit of USO in the postal sector. In doing so, the agent-based modelling (ABM) approach is applied, which makes it possible to model the behaviour of boundedly rational consumers and is thus particularly appropriate for taking into account intangibles considerations. The analysis shows that loyalty is crucial to whether the USO uniform pricing constraint results in loss-making or profitability. Under certain conditions and in the presence of a loyalty parameter, uniform pricing gives a USO provider an advantage, when the size of the rural area is sufficiently big and a disadvantage, if its size is too small. This finding is counterintuitive as USO providers in countries with sparsely populated areas are typically expected to incur a significant net cost of USO.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherCenter for Antitrust and Regulatory Studiesen
dc.rightsCreative Commons Uznanie autorstwa na tych samych warunkach 3.0 Polskapl_PL
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/pl/legalcode
dc.subjectUSO provideren
dc.subjectUniversal Service Obligation (USO)en
dc.subjectpostal sectoren
dc.subjectliberalisation of the postal marketsen
dc.subjectagent-based modellingen
dc.titleUniversal Service Obligation and Loyalty Effects: An Agent-Based Modelling Approachen
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articleen
dc.contributor.organizationEuropean Commissionen
dc.description.epersonMichał Mijal
dc.rights.DELETETHISFIELDinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess


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