Frank Rodriguez

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Frank specialises in postal sector economics and regulation. Formerly Chief Economist at Royal Mail, he advised the company for more than ten years on economic issues relating to the postal sector, representing Royal Mail in its relationships with stakeholders including the government and Postcomm, and managing and leading its team of in-house economists. He has led or participated in projects across a wide range of subjects in postal economics, including the demand for mail, competition modelling, the structure and operation of price controls, access pricing, and universal service. He has been an Associate at Oxera for two years, working on a range of projects on postal economics and USO‑related issues. Frank has published extensively in the postal economics literature, co‑authoring articles with leading academics in the field and former colleagues at Royal Mail.

Selected publications

  • Fève, F., Florens, J.-P., Veruete-McKay, L., Soteri, S. and Rodriguez, F. (2012), ‘Uncertainty and Projections of the Demand for Mail’, chapter 6 in M.A. Crew and P.R. Kleindorfer (eds), Multi-modal Competition and the Future of Mail, Edward Elgar.

  • Dudley, P., Cremer, H., De Donder, P. and Rodriguez, F. (2012), ‘Optimal Pricing of Mail in the Transactional Market and Welfare for the Wider Communications Market’, chapter 15 in M.A. Crew and P.R. Kleindorfer (eds), Multi-modal Competition and the Future of Mail, Edward Elgar.

  • Rodriguez, F. and Soteri, S. (2011), ‘Uncertainty and long-term projections: a framework for postal sector demand’, Agenda, August.

  • Veruete-McKay, L., Nankervis, J., Rodriguez, F. and Soteri, S. (2010), ‘Letter traffic demand in the UK: an analysis by product and envelope content type’, Sixth Conference on Regulation, Competition and Universal Service in the Postal Sector, IDEI-University of Toulouse, 25–26 March.

  • De Donder, P., Cremer, H., Dudley, P. and Rodriguez, F. (2011), ‘Welfare and Pricing of Mail in a Communications Market’, Review of Network Economics, 10:3, September.

  • Cazals, C., Florens, J.-P., Veruete McKay, L., Rodriguez, F. and Soteri, S. (2011), ‘UK Letter Mail Demand: A Content-based Time-series Analysis Using Overlapping Market Survey Statistical Techniques’, chapter 7, in M. Crew and P. Kleindorfer (eds), Reinventing the Postal Sector in an Electronic Age, Edward Elgar.

  • De Donder, P., Cremer, H., Dudley, P. and Rodriguez, F. (2011), ‘Optimal Pricing for Mail and Welfare Implications in a Communications Market’, chapter 7, in M. Crew and P. Kleindorfer (eds), Reinventing the Postal Sector in an Electronic Age, Edward Elgar.

  • De Donder, P., Cremer, H., Dudley, P. and Rodriguez, F. (2010), ‘Welfare and Cost for Changes in Service Specification within the Universal Service’, chapter 11 in M. Crew and P. Kleindorfer (eds), Heightening Competition in the Postal and Delivery Sector, Edward Elgar Publishing.

  • Fève, F., Florens, J.-P., Rodriguez, F. and Soteri, S. (2010), ‘Forecasting Mail Volumes in an Evolving Market Environment’, chapter 8 in M. Crew and P. Kleindorfer (eds), Heightening Competition in the Postal and Delivery Sector, Edward Elgar Publishing.

  • De Donder, P., Cremer, H., Dudley, P. and Rodriguez, F. (2009), ‘On the Value Added Taxation Status of National Postal Operators’, Review of Network Economics, 8:3, September.

  • De Donder, P., Cremer, H., Dudley, P. and Rodriguez, F. (2009), ‘Some Welfare and Pricing Implications of Alternative Regimes for Value-added Taxation of Postal Services’, chapter 10 in M. Crew and P. Kleindorfer (eds), Progress in the Competitive Agenda in the Postal and Delivery Sector, Edward Elgar.

  • Soteri, S., Fève, F., Florens, J.-P. and Rodriguez, F. (2009), ‘Internet advertising and direct mail: trends and analysis for the UK’, chapter 14, in M. Crew and P. Kleindorfer (eds), Progress in the Competitive Agenda in the Postal and Delivery Sector, Edward Elgar.

  • Cazals, C., Florens, J.-P., Rodriguez, F. and Soteri, S. (2008), ‘Forecast Uncertainty in Dynamic Models: an Application to the Demand for Mail’, chapter 5, in M. Crew and P. Kleindorfer (eds), Competition and Regulation in the Postal and Delivery Sector, Edward Elgar Publishing.

  • De Donder, P., Cremer, H., Dudley, P. and Rodriguez, F. (2008), ‘Pricing, Welfare and Organisational Constraints for Postal Operators’, chapter 11, in M. Crew and P. Kleindorfer (eds), Competition and Regulation in the Postal and Delivery Sector, Edward Elgar Publishing.

  • De Donder, P., Cremer, H., Dudley, P. and Rodriguez, F. (2008), ‘Price Controls in the Postal Sector: A Welfare Analysis of Alternative Control Structures’, Review of Network Economics, 7:2, June, pp. 247–71.

  • Cazals, C., Dudley, P., Florens, J.-P., Patel, S. and Rodriguez, F. (2008), ‘Delivery Offices Cost Frontier: A Robust Non Parametric Approach with Exogenous Variables’, Review of Network Economics, 7:2, June, pp. 294–308.

  • De Donder, P., Cremer, H., Dudley, P. and Rodriguez, F. (2006), ‘A Welfare Analysis of Price Controls with End-to-End Mail and Access Services’, chapter 4, in M. Crew and P. Kleindorfer (eds), Liberalization of the Postal and Delivery Sector, Edward Elgar.

  • De Donder, P., Cremer, H., Dudley, P. and Rodriguez, F. (2006), ‘Pricing and Welfare Implications of Alternative Approaches to Setting Price Controls in the Postal Sector’, chapter 14, in M. Crew and P. Kleindorfer (eds), Progress Toward Liberalization of the Postal and Delivery Sector, Springer.

Qualifications

  • MSc London School of Economics

  • MA University of Manchester

  • BA Economics University of Manchester