Lab

Economics of Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (EITT)

About the lab

http://eitt.es/

El EITT está formado por un grupo de investigadores comprometidos con la investigación de excelencia en el análisis económico de las infraestructuras, los servicios de transporte y el turismo. EITT posee una dilatada experiencia en la realización de trabajos para instituciones públicas y privadas, así como en la participación en programas de investigación de organismos nacionales e internacionales.

Featured research (65)

This paper studies the impact of airlines’ exits on passenger traffic. In this regard, univariate and multivariate structural time series have been applied. They have proved useful to quantify the net impact on passenger traffic and redistribution effects among incumbent airlines. As an application, a natural experiment is studied, in which two relevant airlines filed for bankruptcy in different periods. In the first, policymakers employed a laissez faire strategy, whereas in the second, they applied an incentive scheme programme. The programme was based on the support of destination promotion, tax and tariff discounts. Overall, the paper shows that under laissez faire, the incumbent airlines did not take over the passenger traffic left by the airline that exited the route. However, in the second case, following approval of the incentive scheme, the loss of passengers was mitigated by the incumbent airlines.
Análisis coste-beneficio es un manual destinado a estudiantes de posgrado y últimos años de carrera, así como a los profesionales implicados en la evaluación económica de proyectos. Este texto recoge los elementos clave para un análisis detallado y certero, sin olvidar entrar en las más recientes discusiones en torno a los impactos económicos más allá de la economía, o la importancia de la coordinación con las instituciones. De Rus examina si decisiones políticas como invertir en trenes de alta velocidad, privatizar empresas públicas o proteger espacios naturales redundan en un mayor bienestar social. En este libro el lector encontrará: - Una descripción completa del análisis coste-beneficio, de modo que estudiantes y profesionales cuenten con un modelo básico para una toma de decisiones responsable. - Interpretaciones de casos relevantes extraídos del mundo real, que permiten al lector comprender cómo se aplica este modelo. - Un texto claro, actualizado y accesible, que fomenta el debate en el aula y el conocimiento de esta herramienta económica tan fundamental en la toma de decisiones.
This paper seeks to analyze the impact of regional aviation subsidies for Gran Canary airport; specifically, the effect on airport capacity, air carrier economics and the environment. It was found that aircraft taxiing operations time increased producing negative effects on airport capacity management, air carrier economies and the environment in terms of decreasing airport capacity available and the increased fuel and emissions costs. However, those losses have to be balanced against the social benefit of increased resident mobility.
Through Directive 2014/94/EU, European Union (EU) has required European ports to provide facilities to enable Cold Ironing (CI) use by 2025. This new reality advances a stricter normative in terms of port emissions. This paper introduces a calculation method to estimate a specific environmental charge in ports to incentivize CI use in Short Sea Shipping. The impact of this charge on the economic performance of the vessel’s operators is assessed through Internal Rate of Return of the CI retrofitting investment in vessels. The calculation method assumes a pollutant differentiation system by considering kinds of vessel, technical features, port localization and hinterlands populations. Results show that, only when the generation of on-shore electricity is dominated by sustainable sources, the environmental charge is effective to stimulate the CI retrofitting of vessels in adverse scenarios. Sensitivity analyses determine that low gross tonnages’ vessels with longer berthing times take greater advantage from CI use.
'Ginés de Rus has produced an excellent book which will be very useful to advanced undergraduate and graduate students in public economics as well as to professional economists working with project evaluations. The book can serve as a manual for how to undertake best-practice project analysis within a broad range of projects but in particular within the transportation sector. This text is highly recommended.' Per-Olov Johansson, Stockholm School of Economics.

Lab head

Juan Luis Eugenio-Martin
Department
  • Departamento de Análisis Económico Aplicado (DAEA)
About Juan Luis Eugenio-Martin
  • Juan Luis Eugenio-Martin currently works at Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain). His research interests are Tourism Economics.

Members (14)

Ginés de Rus
  • Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Lourdes Trujillo
  • Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Javier Campos
  • Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
M. Pilar Socorro
  • Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Ofelia Betancor
  • Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Alba Martínez López
  • Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Roberto Rendeiro Martín-Cejas
  • Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
María Manuela González
  • Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
jose manuel chica gonzalez
jose manuel chica gonzalez
  • Not confirmed yet