What’s at stake: America is undergoing a retail sector crisis, partly related to the increase of competition from online commerce. We review recent contributions to this debate.
Addresses major current problems in postal and delivery sector worldwide
The number of digital platforms is currently rising in many countries and sectors. What are the opportunities of platforms and which kind of regulation and policy framework is necessary to promote healthy competition?
Consumers, retail shippers, and European and national regulatory authorities could benefit from enhanced visibility into the price of shipping goods across borders in Europe.
The expansion of e-commerce, a substantial growth opportunity for Europe, is hampered by high cross-border parcel delivery prices. This paper analyses the economics of cross-border parcel delivery and it draws a comparison with the telecommunications sector.
Bruegel was pleased to welcome Andrus Ansip, Vice-President of the European Commission and European Commissioner for the Digital Single Market. He discussed the place of parcel delivery in the DSM, and commented on research by Bruegel scholars suggesting there are useful parallels with telecommunications interconnection and roaming.
The collaborative economy is transforming business and society, but what are the implications for traditional industries and the potential role of regulation?
The conference in Warsaw focused on the digital economy, a topic which is often at the heart of discussions on how Europe can emerge from the economic crisis of recent years.