Market Structure, Pricing, Incremental Cost Analysis


Mr. William M. Newman (Bill) was appointed Assistant Professor of Economics in 2014. He had been an adjunct instructor of economics at Temple since 2006. Bill has an MA in Economics from Temple University, where he has completed all coursework for a Ph.D. specializing in Econometrics and Industrial Organization. Bill’s background includes a successful career as a microeconomist in the telecommunications industry, and as an expert witness testifying to microeconomic issues including competition, pricing, costs and market share in numerous proceedings in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia. He also developed syndicated data products that have been used by the major telecommunications companies, the FCC and the Department of Justice in addressing telecommunications issues.

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications

  • Reality Check on Bill and Keep, Cellular Business, February 1997
  • Reality of “bill & keep’, America’s Network, January 1997
  • Economic Impact of Deregulating U.S. Communications Industries, with Jerry Hausman, Larry Vanston and Robert Harris, The WEFA Group, February 1995
  • The Telecommunications Industry – Rapid Change and Rapid Growth, with Mohsen Bonakdarpour and Paul Rappoport, The WEFA Group, U.S. Industry Outlook, January 1994
  • Economic Impact of Eliminating the Line-of-Business Restrictions on the Bell Companies, with Bruce Egan, Rick Emmerson, Paul Rappoport and Lester Taylor, The WEFA Group, July 1993

Courses Taught

  • ECON 1101: Macroeconomic Principles
  • ECON 1102: Microeconomic Principles
  • ECON 3501: Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis
  • ECON 0858: The American Economy