Roslyn Layton


Vice-President, Ph.D. Fellow, Aalborg University, Center for Communication, Media and Information Technologies (CMI)

Roslyn Layton, PhD is a Visiting Researcher at Aalborg University Center for Communication, Media, and Information Technologies and a Vice President at Strand Consult, both in Denmark. She focuses on evidence-based policy for information, communications, and digital technology industries. Using empirical methods, she assesses regulations and policies for digitally connected domains such as cybersecurity, mobile wireless, telecom, cable, internet, online advertising, e-government, media, software, financial technology (fintech), and telehealth, among others.

As part of here PhD, Roslyn Layton uses economics to understand and analyze key issues of internet policy. Her thesis investigates the impacts and consequences of net neutrality on internet infrastructure investment. Related to this inquiry are issues of broadband internet, network innovation, stakeholder analysis, consumer welfare, and the internet value chain including operating systems, web platforms and devices.

Dr. Layton served on the President Elect Transition Team for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). She has worked in Europe, India, and the United States and has studied in Japan, China, Brazil, Netherlands, and Mexico. In the popular press, she has been published in The Wall Street Journal, US News & World Report, and Forbes, among others. Dr. Layton has a Ph.D. in business economics from Aalborg University, an M.B.A. from the Rotterdam School of Management (Netherlands), and a B.A. in international service from American University.

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