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Rerouting the Mail: Why Canada Post is Due for Reform

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  • Edward M. Iacobucci

    (University of Toronto)

  • Michael J. Trebilcock

    (University of Toronto)

  • Tracey D. Epps

    (University of Otago)

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    Abstract

    Privatizing Canada Post would improve its governance, and introducing competition would provide economic discipline that does not at present exist, without imperiling universal service. Compensation for existing postal workers affected by reform would ease the transition.

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    Article provided by C.D. Howe Institute in its journal C.D. Howe Institute Commentary.

    Volume (Year): (2007)
    Issue (Month): 243 (February)
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    Handle: RePEc:cdh:commen:243

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    1. Priest, George L, 1975. "The History of the Postal Monopoly in the United States," Journal of Law and Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 18(1), pages 33-80, April.
    2. D. Smith & Michael Trebilcock, 2001. "State-Owned Enterprises in Less Developed Countries: Privatization and Alternative Reform Strategies," European Journal of Law and Economics, Springer, vol. 12(3), pages 217-252, November.
    3. Baumol, William J & Bailey, Elizabeth E & Willig, Robert D, 1977. "Weak Invisible Hand Theorems on the Sustainability of Multiproduct Natural Monopoly," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 67(3), pages 350-65, June.
    4. Jeffry M. Netter & William L. Megginson, 2001. "From State to Market: A Survey of Empirical Studies on Privatization," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 39(2), pages 321-389, June.
    5. John C. Panzar & Robert D. Willig, 1977. "Free Entry and the Sustainability of Natural Monopoly," Bell Journal of Economics, The RAND Corporation, vol. 8(1), pages 1-22, Spring.
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