Members
Director
Mª PILAR SOCORRO QUEVEDO

BA in Economics, Lecturer at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. She also studied at the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, where she completed an MSc in Economics in 2001 and a PhD in Economics in 2004. Her areas of interest are Information Theory and Microeconomics, and she currently works on projects related to Institutional Design and Game Theory.

Researchers
OFELIA BETANCOR CRUZ

BA in Economics and Business (University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 1989), MSc in Economics (Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London, 1993) and PhD in Economics (University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 1998). She has participated in several research projects, most of them for the European Commission. She is now an Associate Professor in Economics at the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Las Palmas and is responsible of research on Transport Economics at FEDEA (Fundación de Estudios de Economía Aplicada) in Madrid.

JAVIER CAMPOS MÉNDEZ

BA in Economics and Business (University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 1989), MSc in Economics (London School of Economics, 1993). He has worked as a consultant for the World Bank in transport regulation projects and has also undertaken similar works for the European Commission and the Spanish Ministry of Transport. Since 2001 he is Associate Professor in Applied Economics at the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

GINÉS DE RUS MENDOZA

BA in Economics (1977), MSc in Transport Economics (University of Leeds, 1985) and PhD in Economics (University of Leeds, 1989). Director of the Master in Transport Economics at University Carlos III of Madrid. He has worked for the European Commission, the European Investment Bank, the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Spanish Competition Authority and the Spanish Ministry of Economy. At present, he is Professor of Applied Economics at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain). He also collaborates with the University Carlos III of Madrid where he teaches Cost-Benefit Analysis.

Marianela
MARIANELA GONZÁLEZ SERRANO

BA in Economics (1990) and PhD in Economics (2004) by the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. She is Assistant Professor of Economics at the University de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. She has worked on research projects both for public and private institutions, at national and international level, such as the World Bank, the Spanish government, the Canary Islands Regional Government and the BBVA Foundation. Since 1995 she is Associate Professor in Applied Economics at the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Alba Martinez
ALBA MARTÍNEZ LÓPEZ

Alba Martinez Lopez is a Naval Architect and a Marine Engineer from 2005, she received the Master´s degree of Maritime administration and Port management in 2010 and her PhD title in Marine Engineering (University of A Coruña) in 2012. Alba Martinez Lopez is currently employed as a Associate Professor in the Naval architecture unit of University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Mechanical Engineering department)

Covadonga Mateos
COVADONGA MATEOS PADORNO

Professor and Researcher at the Faculty of Sciences of Physical Activity and Sport since 1993. Doctor in Sports Science from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (2003). Director of the Centre for Olympic Studies at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Research interests: Sport, Olympism and the Olympic Movement.

ROBERTO RENDEIRO MARTÍN-CEJAS

Insdustrial Engineer by the Polytechnic University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, MSc in Transport Economics (Institute for Transport Studies, Leeds) and PhD in Economics and Business (University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria). He is Associate Professor at the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

BEATRIZ TOVAR DE LA FÉ

BA in Economics and Business (University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 1990) and M.S. Advanced Studies in International Economic Policy Research (Kiel Institute of World Economics) and a PhD in Economics (University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 2002). She has consulted for the Canary Islands Regional Government, Spanish government, BBVA Foundation, the European Commission, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean and the World Bank. Since 1990 she has been a Lecturer in Economics at the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

LOURDES TRUJILLO CASTELLANO

Professor of Economics at the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. She is BA in Economics and Business (University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 1985) and MBA in Economics (Instituto de Empresa de Madrid, 1986) and PhD in Economics (University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 1993). She has consulted for the Canary Islands Regional Government, the Spanish Government, BBVA Foundation, the European Commission, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the African Development Bank and the World Bank.

Postdoctoral Researchers
CARLOS J. PÉREZ

BA in Economics by the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (2003) and a Ph.D. in Economics by the Carlos III University of Madrid (2011). He works in economic theory and has participated in several projects on econometric theory, rules of aggregation and collective choice, and institutional economics. He is currently an assistant professor at Universidad Diego Portales (Chile).

ÁNGEL HIGUEREY

BA in Business Administration. Master in Tax Law and PhD in Economics from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. He specializes in the efficiency of the water industry. He is currently associate professor at the University of Los Andes in Trujillo (Venezuela).

ADAY HERNÁNDEZ

BA in Economics by the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (2007).MSc in Economics and Finance (CEMFI) and PhD in Economics by the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (2013). His current research areas include the cost-benefit analysis, Transport Economics, Economic Regulation and Tourism Economics. He currently teaches part-time at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and manager Muneris Economic Consulting.

ANCOR SUÁREZ ALEMÁN

BA in Economics by the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (2007).MSc in Economics and Finance (CEMFI) and PhD in Economics by the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (2013). His current research areas include the cost-benefit analysis, Transport Economics, Economic Regulation and Tourism Economics. He currently works as an economist at the InterAmerican Development Bank in the Infrastructure and Environment Department.

JORGE VALIDO

BA in Economics (2009), MSc in Applied Economics and PhD in Economics (2013) by the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. His research interests include industrial economics and cost-benefit analysis. He is an associate professor at the Universidad Europea de Canarias.

Lorena Couce
LORENA COUCE

BA in Marine Sciences by the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (2007). MsC in Coastal Management (2009) and PhD in Coastal Management (2015) by the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Currently, her work is focused on the study of fisheries, ecosystem modeling and fishing economy.

Miluse Tichavska
MILUSE TICHAVSKA

BA in Tourism Management (2008), MSc in Tourism Management and Planning (2009) and PhD by the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (2015). Her work has focused on AIS-based emission inventories from ships at port, the estimation of its external cost, eco-efficiency and policy recommendations on green shipping. At present, Miluše Tichavska is Academic Relations Manager at MarineTraffic, where she is responsible for strategic relations with global Universities and Research Centers. Also for International R&I initiatives linked to Monitoring Systems in Shipping (AIS) and commodity trade (IoT) over sea, land and air.

Research Assistants
Miluse Tichavska
MARIA CABRERA
  • BA in Economics
  • MSc in Tourism Management and Planning
  • Currently completing her doctoral thesis at the ULPGC
  • Ivone Perez
    IVONE PÉREZ
  • BA in Economics
  • MSc in Tourism Management and Planning
  • Currently completing her doctoral thesis at the ULPGC
  • Manuel Herrera
    MANUEL HERRERA
  • Industrial engineer
  • MBA
  • Currently completing his doctoral thesis at the ULPGC and UCL
  • Technical Support
    Gloria Aleman
    GLORIA ALEMÁN
  • BA in Economics.
  • Expert Tax Advisory
  • ULPGC