González Serrano, María Manuela

María Manuela González is a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Her research interests are the study of efficiency, productivity and regulation applied to the transport and port sector. In the last few years she is expanding her field of research to port and environmental issues.

She has worked on research projects for public and private institutions, nationally and internationally, such as the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Government of Spain, the Government of the Canary Islands and the BBVA Foundation.


Research interests

Efficiency and productivity.
Infrastructure and Transport Economics.
Transport and Environment.



Recent publications

Trujillo Castellano, L., Manrique De Lara Peñate, C., Gonzalez, M. M. & Perez Perez, I. (2021). Port Efficiency and Effectiveness. In International Encyclopedia of Transportation / Roger Vickerman (ed.), v. 3, (pp. 316-322).

Trujillo, L., González, M., Manrique-de-Lara-Peñate, C & Pérez, I (2021). Port Efficiency and Effectiveness. International Encyclopedia of Transportation.

Pérez, I., González, M. M., & Trujillo, L. (2020). Do specialisation and port size affect port efficiency? Evidence from cargo handling service in Spanish ports. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice138, 234-249.
PAPER | SJR: 2,109– Q1 JCR: 3992,0– Q

Pérez, I., González, M. M., & Jiménez, J. L. (2017). Size matters? Evaluating the drivers of waste from ships at ports in Europe. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment57, 403-412.
PAPER | SJR: 1,359– Q1 JCR: 3,445– Q1

Higuerey, A., Trujillo, L., & González, M. M. (2017). Has efficiency improved after the decentralization in the water industry in Venezuela?Utilities Policy49, 127-136.
PAPER | SJR: 0,92– Q1 JCR: 2,098– Q2

Remarkable publications

Gonzalez, M. M., & Trujillo, L. (2009). Efficiency measurement in the port industry: a survey of the empirical evidence. Journal of Transport Economics and Policy (JTEP)43(2), 157-192.

Trujillo, L., & Serrano, M. M. G. (2005). Reforms and infrastructure efficiency in Spain’s container ports. The World Bank.

Trujillo, L., González, M. M., & Jiménez, J. L. (2013). An overview on the reform process of African portsUtilities Policy25, 12-22.
PPAER | SJR: 0,515– Q1 JCR: 1,236– Q3

Estache, A., Gonzalez, M., & Trujillo, L. (2007). Government expenditures on education, health, and infrastructure: a naive look at levels, outcomes, and efficiency. World Bank Policy Research Working Paper, (4219).ISO 690

Perez, I., Trujillo, L., & González, M. M. (2016). Efficiency determinants of container terminals in Latin American and the Caribbean. Utilities Policy41, 1-14.
PAPER | SJR: 0,801– Q1 JCR: 1,682– Q3