Ms Alexia Gonzalez-Fanfalone (PhD), a Mexican national, is an Economist/ Telecommunication Policy Analyst for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in the Directorate of Science Technology and Innovation. As an OECD Policy Analyst, Ms Gonzalez-Fanfalone has worked on several analytical reports and country reviews on the topic of connectivity, and has presented OECD work in major events and conferences. At present, she is focusing on issues related to bridging the connectivity divide and the next evolution of broadband networks. She is the author of recent OECD flagship publications and country reviews, such as the OECD Telecommunication and Broadcasting Review of Brazil 2020 (OECD, 2020a), the Digital Economy Outlook 2020 [Chapter 3 on Access and Connectivity] (OECD, 2020b), Southeast Asia Going Digital: Connecting SMEs (OECD, 2019), and Going Digital in Sweden: OECD Reviews of Digital Transformation (OECD, 2018). She has also authored several OECD analytical reports on a broad range of communication issues, such as “Emerging trends in competition for communication infrastructures and services” (OECD, forthcoming), “OECD bundled communication price baskets” (OECD, 2020c), “The Road to 5G Networks” (OECD, 2019), “IoT Measurement and Applications” (OECD, 2018), bundles of communication services (OECD, 2015; OECD, 2013a), international traffic termination (OECD, 2014), the OECD Review of Telecommunication Policy and Regulation in Colombia (OECD, 2014), and contributions to the Internet Infrastructure chapter of the “OECD Communications Outlook 2013” (OECD, 2013b).
In the past, Ms Gonzalez-Fanfalone worked as an economic advisor to one of the five board members of the former Federal Telecommunications Commission (COFETEL) in Mexico (2010-2011), and was a trainee at the Under-Ministry of Communications in Mexico (2008).
Her academic research has addressed the benefits and costs of broadband in infrastructure targets for the Post-2015 UN Development Goals (Auriol and Fanfalone, 2015), and her main PhD paper explored how competition by the entry of mobile banking in Kenya influenced coverage decisions of traditional banks, and thus, increased financial inclusion.
Ms Gonzalez-Fanfalone obtained her PhD in Economics from the Toulouse School of Economics (TSE) on May 2018 (dissertation title: Essays on Economics of ICTs and Innovation). She also holds a Master’s degree in Economics from TSE with a focus on public policy and development and a dual Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon and TSE.