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Journal of Economic Perspectives: Vol. 19 No. 3 (Summer 2005)

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

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Geddes, R Richard. 2005. "Policy Watch: Reform of the U.S. Postal Service." Journal of Economic Perspectives, 19(3): 217-232.

DOI: 10.1257/089533005774357879

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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.

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