Dennis Weisman

Professor of economics

Dennis WeismanThe telecommunications industry has been a subject of debate on its regulations and policies. Dennis Weisman, professor of economics at Kansas State University, is a leading expert on these issues, including those stemming from the 1996 Telecommunications Act.
He also has published papers on subjects as diverse as the regulation of industries and vertical integration.

A former director of strategic marketing for SBC Communications Inc., now AT&T, and a research fellow with the Public Utility Research Center at the University of Florida, Weisman has more than 25 years of experience in the areas of government regulation, competition policy and business strategy development.

He has testified in numerous regulatory proceedings about the economic and social impacts of regulatory policies and has served as an adviser to telecommunications firms, electric power companies and regulatory commissions on economic pricing principles, the design of incentive regulation plans and competition policies. His primary research interests are in strategic behavior, government regulation and antitrust.

The author or co-author of more than 100 publications, Weisman's work has appeared in the Antitrust Bulletin, Economics Letters, the Journal of Regulatory Economics, the Yale Journal on Regulation, The Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, and the Federal Communications Law Journal. He is the co-author of "Designing Incentive Regulation for the Telecommunications Industry," published by the MIT Press and the AEI Press in 1996; and "The Telecommunications Act of 1996: The 'Costs' of Managed Competition," published by Kluwer in 2000.

Weisman serves as an editor for The Review of Network Economics and on the editorial boards for the Journal of Regulatory Economics and Information Economics and Policy. He also serves on the Board of Academic Advisors for The Free State Foundation.

He received his bachelor's in math and economics and a master's in economics from the University of Colorado. He earned his doctorate in economics from the University of Florida.

Weisman can be contacted at 785-532-4588 or