Tom Bozzo’s areas of expertise include economic cost measurement; postal, railroad, and telecommunications regulation; and applied econometrics. Since joining Christensen Associates in 1996, Tom has been involved with numerous projects for the U.S. Postal Service, focusing on applications of econometrics, sample-based data, and economic cost theory to the measurement of postal product costs. He also has presented testimony before the U.S. Postal Regulatory Commission in four omnibus rate cases. Tom was a primary author of Christensen Associates’ 2008 study of freight railroad competition for the U.S. Surface Transportation Board, and has analyzed telecommunications cost models for projects related to Federal and Minnesota universal service proceedings. He has also worked on electricity pricing and litigation support projects.
March 20, 2017 - As part of the Postal Regulatory Commission’s ten-year review of the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act, Christensen Associates submitted a report that analyzes the current Postal Service price cap and discusses the merits of alternative forms of price regulation for the future.
January 09, 2011 - Christensen Associates investigated areas of potential cost savings for a hypothetical one-day relaxation of service standards—defined as the number of days from entry of the mail into the postal system until delivery. We identified approximately $2.5 billion in costs for FY 2010 that are partly or wholly related to service standards. However, because of the interrelation of functions, not all of these costs are available as potential cost savings from extending service standards by one day.
January 03, 2011 - Christensen Associates researched and forecast the the impact of the Staggers Rail Act of 1980. Thirty years on, they return to the issues of railroad productivity, provide updated analysis, and review how well they foresaw the impacts of deregulation on the U.S. Freight Railroad industry.