Postal Reform Bibliography

Bibliography of Helpful Postal Reform Books

Note: We would like to thank the Postal Rate Commission and particularly Commissioner Ruth Goldway for their help in assembling this list.

Adie, Douglas K. The Mail Monopoly: Analysing Canadian Postal Service, (Vancouver,
Canada: The Frasier Institute) 1990.

Adie, Douglas K. Monopoly Mail: Privatizing the United States Postal Service,
(Washington, D.C.: Transaction Publishers, The Cato Institute) 1989.

Allam, David R. The Social and Economic Importance of Postal Reform in 1840, (Batley:
Harry Hayes) 1976.

American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research. Postal Reform Proposals,
(Washington, D.C.: American Enterprise Institute) 1970.

Bates, Barnabas. A Brief Statement of the Exertions of the Friends of Cheap Postage in
the City of New York (New York, NY: W. C. Bryant & Co.) 1848.

Campbell, James I. The Rise of Global Delivery Services: A Case Study in International
Regulatory Reform, (Washington, DC: J Campbell Press) 2001.

Cohen, Robert H. Comments to the President's Commission on the United States Postal
Service, 20 February 2003.

Cohen, Robert H. et al. "Postal Regulation and Worksharing in the U.S." 15 December
2004. Found in: Proceedings of Wissenschaftliches Institut fur Kommunikationsdienste GmbH (WIK) 8th Koenigswinter Seminar on "Regulating Postal Markets-Harmonsied Versus Country Specific Approaches," (Dorint, Siebengebirge/Germany) 16-18 February 2004.

Cohen, Robert H., William W. Ferguson, and Spyros S. Xenakis. "A Cost Comparison
of Serving Rural and Urban Areas in the United States," Office of Technical Analysis and Planning, Postal Rate Commission, (Washington, D.C.) 20 April 1993.

Competing with the Government: Anticompetitive Behavior and Public Enterprises,
edited by R. Richard Geddes, (Stanford, CA: Hoover Institution Press) 2004.

Daniel, Edward G. United States Postal Service and Postal Policy, 1789-1860: A Thesis,
1941.

Dreifuss, Shelley S. "Report of the Consumer Advocate on Quality of Services Provided
by the Postal Service to the Public," Before the Postal Rate Commission - Docket No. R2001-1, (Washington, DC) 06 March 2002.

Entin, Stephen J. "The Postal Service: A Monopoly That Loses Money," IRET
Congressional Advisory #130, (Washington, D.C.: Institute for Research on the Economics of Taxation) 03 June 2002.


Esposito, Scott. "Time For The Mail Monopoly To Go," The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty,
52/2, 01 February 2002.

Fleishman, Joel L. The Future of the Postal Service, (Praeger, CO: Aspen Institute for
Humanistic Studies) 1983.

Free the Mail: Ending the Postal Monopoly, edited by Peter J. Ferrara, (Washington,
D.C.: The Cato Institute) 1990.

Fuller, Wayne E. The American Mail: Enlarger of the Common Life, (Chicago, IL:
University of Chicago Press) 1972.

Geddes, Richard R. "Bad Policy, Pure and Simple," Hoover Institution Weekly Essays,
(Palo Alto, CA: Hoover Institution), 22 March 2004.

Geddes, Richard R. Competing with the U.S. Postal Service: Effects on Consumers,
Competitors, and Virginia State and Local Government, (Springfield, VA: The Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy) 01 March 2004.

Geddes, Richard R. "Neither Snow nor Sleet…Can Dampen This Monopoly," Hoover
Digest, (Palo Alto, CA: The Hoover Institution), No. 2, 2000.

Geddes, Richard R. "A Rare Opportunity for Postal Reform," Hoover Institution Weekly
Essays, (Palo Alto, CA: Hoover Institution), 07-14 July 2003.

Geddes, Richard R. Saving the Mail: How to Solve the Problems of the U.S. Postal
Service, (Washington, D.C.: American Enterprise Institute) 2003.


Geddes, Richard R. "A Timely Proposal for Postal Reform," Hoover Digest, (Palo Alto,
CA:The Hoover Institution), 01 January 2004.

Geddes, Richard R. "A Twenty-first-Century Postal Service," Hoover Institution Weekly
Essays, (Palo Alto, CA: Hoover Institution), 01-08 July 2002.

Geddes, Richard R. "Uncle Sam, Unfair Competitor," Hoover Digest, (Palo Alto, CA:
The Hoover Institution) No. 1, 2002.

Geddes, Richard R. "Why We Need Postal Reform and What It Should Entail," Postal
Reform Paper No. 1 (Washington, D.C.: American Enterprise Institute) March 2003.

Geddes, Richard R. "Why We Need Serious Postal Reform," The American Enterprise,
(Washington, D.C.: American Enterprise Institute) July/August 2003.

Goldway, Ruth Y. Comments to the President's Commission on the United States Postal
Service, 03 February 2003.

Goldway, Ruth Y. "Concurring Opinion of Commissioner Goldway," Before the Postal
Rate Commission - Docket No. R2005-1, (Washington, D.C.) 01 November 2005.

Goldway, Ruth Y. "Fly Like an Eagle, Sting Like a Bee?" USA Today, 08 December
1999, pg. 31A.

Guy, Charles E. "The Postal Service Business Model: Broken or Poorly Managed?"
Comments to the President's Commission on the United States Postal Service, February 2003.

Haldi, John. Postal Monopoly: An Assessment of the Private Express Statutes,
(Washington, D.C.: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research) 1974.

Ham, Shane and Robert D. Atkinson, Opening the Mail: A Postal System for the New
Economy, (Washington, D.C.: Progressive Policy Institute) November 2001.

Heaton, J. Henniker. Postal Reform: Ocean Penny Postage and Cheap Imperial
Telegraphs, (London, UK: Harrison) 1890.

Hirsch, Barry T., Michael L. Wachter and James W. Gillula. Postal Service
Compensation and the Comparability Standard, March 1998 [Revised, November 1998].

Hudgins, Edward L. "Statement of Dr. Edward L. Hudgins On Postal Service
Privatization," (Washington, D.C.: Cato Institute) 30 April 1996.

John, Richard R. Spreading the News: The American Postal System from Franklin to
Morse, (Cambridge and London: Harvard University Press) 1995.

Knisbacher, Mitchell. Regulator, Overseer or Advisor? The Role of the Postal Rate
Commission Under the Reorganization Act of 1970, (Cambridge, MA: Center for Information Policy Research, Harvard University) September 1983.

The Last Monopoly: Privatizing the Postal Service for the Information Age, edited by
Edward L. Hudgins, (Washington, D.C.: The Cato Institute) 1996.

Leavitt, Joshua. Cheap Postage. Remarks and Statistics on the Subject of Cheap Postage
and Postal Reform in Great Britain and the United States, (Boston, MA: Published for the Cheap Postage Association, by O. Clapp) 1848.

Lochhead, Carolyn. "Now It's Really Time to Free the Mails," Consumers' Research
Magazine, 78/3, March 1995, pg. 19-22.

Mail @ The Millennium: Will the Postal Service Go Private? edited by Edward L.
Hudgins, (Washington, D.C.: The Cato Institute) 2000.

Miles, Pliny. Postal Reform: Its Urgent Necessity and Practicability, (New York, NY:
Stringer & Townsend) 1885.

New York Postal Reform Committee. Postal Reform. Proceedings of a Public Meeting
Held in the City of New York, March 24th, 1856, (New York, Published for the Committee) 1856.

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Promoting Competition in
Postal Services, (OECD) October 1999.

Pearsall, Edward S. "The Effects of Worksharing, Other Product Innovations and the
9/11-Anthrax Attack on U.S. Postal Volumes and Revenues," presented June 2-5, 2004 at the Twelfth Conference on Postal and Delivery Economics, Cork, Ireland. Published in Regulatory and Economic Changes in the Postal and Delivery Sector, Eds. Michael A. Crew and Paul R. Kleindorfer, (Boston, MA: Kluwer Academic Publishers) 2004.

President's Commission on the United States Postal Service. Embracing the Future:
Making the Tough Choices to Preserve Universal Mail Service, (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office) 31 July 2003.

Rasmussen, Kristina. "First-Class to Nowhere: Congress's Second Rate Postal Reform
Bill," NTU Issue Brief 156, (Washington, D.C.: National Taxpayers Union & National Taxpayers Union Foundation - Press) 05 Oct 2005
.

Ryan, Sarah F. "Understanding Postal Privatization: Corporations, Unions and 'the
Public Interest,'" (New Brunswick, NJ: Evergreen State College) January 1999.

Schuyler, Michael and Stephen J. Entin. "The Postal Service's Transformation Plan: One
Good Idea for Reducing Losses and Two Bad Ones," IRET Congressional Advisory #129, (Washington, D.C.: Institute for Research on the Economics of Taxation), 20 May 2002. (ftp://ftp.iret.org/pub/ADVS-129.PDF)

Schuyler, Michael. The Anti-Competitive Edge: Government Subsidies to Government
Businesses, Case Studies of the Postal Service, TVA, And Amtrak, (Washington, D.C.: The Institute for Research on the Economics of Taxation) 1999.

Schuyler, Michael. "The Danger of Monopoly-Subsidized Pricing by The Postal Service
in Competitive Markets," IRET Congressional Advisory #170, (Washington, D.C.: Institute for Research on the Economics of Taxation) 01 April 2004.

Schuyler, Michael. "Good and Bad News in the January 8 Postal Rate Increase," IRET
Congressional Advisory #197, (Washington, D.C.: Institute for Research on the Economics of Taxation) 20 December 2005.

Schuyler, Michael. "Is The Postal Rate-Setting Process Broken?" IRET Congressional
Advisory #182, (Washington, D.C.: Institute for Research on the Economics of Taxation), 08 December 2004.

Schuyler, Michael. "Limiting The Postal Service's Interest Rate Subsidy; A Lesson From
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on What Would Work and What Would Not," IRET Congressional Advisory #178, (Washington, D.C.: Institute for Research on the Economics of Taxation), 10 August 2004.

Schuyler, Michael. "Postal Service Cancels Some Electronic and Financial Services
Products; Should Cancel More," IRET Congressional Advisory #167, (Washington, D.C.: Institute for Research on the Economics of Taxation), 19 March 2004.

Schuyler, Michael. "The Postal Service's Productivity Problem," IRET Congressional
Advisory #137, (Washington, D.C.: Institute for Research on the Economics of Taxation), 07 October 2002.

Schuyler, Michael. "Rate-Cap Regulation Will Not Deliver Real Postal Service Reform,"
IRET Congressional Advisory #188, (Washington, D.C.: Institute for Research on the Economics of Taxation) 20 June 2005.

Schuyler, Michael. "Should The Postal Service Be Able To Withhold Some Of Its
Financial Results From The Public?" IRET Congressional Advisory #184, (Washington, D.C.: Institute for Research on the Economics of Taxation), 16 March 2005.


Schuyler, Michael. Statement Submitted to President's Commission on the United States
Postal Service, (Washington, D.C.: Institute for Research on the Economics of Taxation), 12 February 2003.

Schuyler, Michael A. Wrong Delivery: The Postal Service in Competitive Markets,
(Washington, D.C.: The Institute for Research on the Economics of Taxation) 1998.

Senior, Ian. Liberating the Letter: A Proposal to Privatise the Post Office, (London:
Institute of Economic Affairs) 1983.

Sidak, Gregory J. and Daniel F. Spulber, Protecting Competition from the Postal
Monopoly, (Washington, DC: American Enterprise Institute) 1996.

Sorkin, Alan L. The Economics of the Postal System, (Lanham: Lexington Books) 1980.

Stewart-Patterson, David. Post-Mortem: Why Canada's Mail Won't Move, (Toronto:
Macmillan of Canada) 1987.

Works by Crew & Kleindorfer

Regulatory and Economic Changes in the Postal and Delivery Sector, edited by. Michael A. Crew and Paul R. Kleindorfer, (Boston, MA: Kluwer Academic Publishers) 2004.

Future Directions in Postal Reform, edited by Michael A. Crew and Paul R. Kleindorfer, (Boston, MA : Kluwer Academic Publishers) 2001.

Current Directions in Postal Reform, edited by Michael A. Crew and Paul R. Kleindorfer, (Boston, MA: Kluwer Academic Publishers) 2000.

Emerging Competition in Postal and Delivery Services, edited by Michael A. Crew and Paul R. Kleindorfer (Boston, MA: Kluwer Academic Publishers) 1999.

Government Publications

Government Accountability Office, Major Management Challenges and Program Risks:
U.S. Postal Service, GAO-03-118 (Washington, D.C.: GAO) January 2003.

Government Accountability Office, U.S. Postal Service: Bold Action Needed to Continue
Progress on Postal Transformation, Statement of David M. Walker, GAO-04-108T (Washington, D.C.: GAO) 05 November 2005.

Government Accountability Office, U.S. Postal Service: Despite Recent Progress, Postal
Reform Legislation is Still Needed, Statement of David M. Walker, GAO-05-453T (Washington, D.C.: GAO) 14 April 2005.

Government Accountability Office, U.S. Postal Service: Deteriorating Financial Outlook
Increases Need for Transformation, GAO-02-355 (Washington, D.C.: GAO) February 2002.

Government Accountability Office, U.S. Postal Service: Improving Ratemaking Data
Quality through Postal Service Actions and Postal Reform Legislation, GAO-05-820 (Washington, D.C.: GAO) July 2005.

Government Accountability Office, U.S. Postal Service: Key Elements of Comprehensive
Postal Reform, Statement of David M. Walker, GAO-04-397T (Washington, D.C.: GAO) 28 January 2004.

Government Accountability Office, U.S. Postal Service: Key Reasons for Postal Reform,
Statement of David M. Walker, GAO-04-565T (Washington, D.C.: GAO) 23 March 2004.

Government Accountability Office, U.S. Postal Service: The Service's Strategy for
Realigning Its Mail Processing Infrastructure Lacks Clarity, Criteria, and Accountability, GAO-05-261 (Washington, D.C.: GAO) April 2005.

Government Accountability Office, U.S. Postal Service: USPS Needs to Clearly
Communicate How Postal Services May Be Affected by Its Retail Optimization, GAO-04-803 (Washington, D.C.: GAO) July 2004.

Kosar, Kevin R. "Postal Reform Bills: A Side-by-Side Comparison of H.R. 22 and S.
662," CRS Report for Congress, RL32903 (Washington, D.C.: Congressional Research Service) 05 May 2005.

Stevens, Nye. "Postal Reform," CRS Issue Brief for Congress, IB10104 (Washington,
D.C.: Congressional Research Service) 23 June 2005.

Stevens, Nye. "Postal Service Financial Problems and Stakeholder Proposals," CRS
Report for Congress, RL31069 (Washington, D.C.: Congressional Research Service) 25 March 2002.

 
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