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National rules, regional differences? Explaining the regional provision and productivity of a public monopolist: The case of the German Reichspost

Florian Ploeckl ()

No 17013, Working Papers from Economic History Society

Abstract: "Public monopolies operate with substantial regional differences in their efficiency. This paper uses the Reichspost, the German Imperial Postal Service, to investigate what factors explain these differences. Additionally scale effects and the comparative efficiency on input and output side are investigated."

Keywords: "Productivity; Public Service; Postal Service; Germany" (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D24 N73 N93 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017-04
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-eff, nep-his and nep-reg
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