Dr. James Alleman


Market Research, Network Economics

Dr. James Alleman has been involved in costing, pricing, and demand forecasting for over 35 years focusing on the ICT sector and has been advising T/TI for over 10 years. Dr. Alleman developed a cost benefit analysis and financial model for the T/TI feasibility study for the Niger Backbone Network, and a financial model for the combined national networks in Mali and Niger for the USTDA grantee. He is currently working for T/TI on the economic analysis of costs, revenues, benefits, and risks of the recommended ITS technologies for the State of Puebla in Mexico.

Dr. Alleman has been a professor of telecommunications economics at the University of Colorado, Columbia University, and University of Nebraska since 1986. He began his professional career at the National Telecommunications and Information Agency (NTIA), where he developed, inter alia, pricing and demand models of the ICT sector. Upon leaving NTIA Dr. Alleman joined GTE (now part of Verizon) where he developed cost models for the telecommunications industry, as well as pricing, forecasting and demand models for the company. As an economist for the ITU, he was involved in cost modeling and demand forecasting to determine their impact on underdeveloped countries. ICT sector. He continued these areas of interest while he was Director of the International Center for Telecommunications Management at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and Professor at the University of Colorado.

In addition to his costing and interconnection effort, he has conducted research in the area of telecommunications policy, with emphasis on demand and forecasting, pricing, and regulation as well as on international telephony settlements (closely related to interconnection issues), communications in the infrastructure and related areas. Currently, Dr. Alleman is Professor Emeritus of Network Economics & Finance in the College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Colorado, Boulder and is also a Senior Fellow and Director of Research at Columbia Institute of Tele-Information (CITI), Columbia Business School, Columbia University. He holds Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts Degrees from Indiana University, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Colorado. More information on the research and publications of Dr. Alleman can be found at

T/TI Telecom Projects include: Puebla ITS Technologies Feasibility Study and Niger National ICT Backbone Network.

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