Hundreds of millions of physical, electronic and financial transactions are conducted each day via postal networks worldwide, which constitute a vehicle for exchanges and economic development. Postal economics studies economic issues relating to these markets, analyzes supply and demand and trends, and compares the sectoral policies implemented in various countries.
New information and communication technologies, reform, the global economic and financial crisis and efforts to combat poverty all impact on the postal sector and need to be estimated and evaluated as a result. The economic situation of all countries, be they least developed, emerging or industrialized, is the subject of economic studies aimed at facilitating the sharing of costs, the fostering of partnerships, associations and network interconnectivity, and the development of truly global public assets.
Postal Economic Outlook
The postal sector plays an important role in promoting socio-economic development. Affordable, efficient and universal postal services substantially reduce transaction costs between economic agents, granting them access to a vast communications and infrastructure network. Postal economics studies the supply and demand of postal services and the role of the postal sector within the overall economy.
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