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Policy Watch: Reform of the U.S. Postal Service

R. Richard Geddes

Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2005, vol. 19, issue 3, 217-232

Abstract: The author first reviews the current structure and regulation of the U.S. Postal Service. He then discusses the changing size and composition of the U.S. mail stream. Many other countries have already undertaken comprehensive postal reform, including both privatization and demonopolization, and the author discusses what lessons their experience can provide. He concludes by evaluating current reform proposals in the United States.

Date: 2005
Note: DOI: 10.1257/089533005774357879
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