R. Richard Geddes

R. Richard	Geddes
  • Discipline: Associate Professor of Policy Analysis and Management
  • Organization: Cornell University

Professor Geddes is an associate professor of policy analysis and management at Cornell University. He holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from the University of Chicago and a B.S. from Towson University. His articles have appeared in the American Economic ReviewJournal of Regulatory EconomicsCato Journal, and Journal of Law and Economics. His most recent book is Competing with the Government: Anticompetitive Behavior and Public Enterprises(Hoover Institution Press, 2004).

In the spring of 2004, Geddes was named a senior staff economist with the President's Council of Economic Advisers. He began his one-year term in August.

His research interests include the effects of regulation on corporate governance, public utility regulation, postal economics, and the economics of women's property rights. He recently wrote writing a book on postal reform in the United States entitled Saving the Mail: How to Solve the Problems of the U.S. Postal Service (American Enterprise Institute, 2003). In 1995, he was a Visiting Faculty Fellow at Yale Law School. He has also served as a National Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.