Betancor Cruz, Ofelia

Ofelia Betancor is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain). She holds a MSc in Economics by the University of London, and two doctorate degrees in Economics (Institute for Transport Studies-University of Leeds and University of Las Palmas). She has participated in many research projects at national and international level. Of special relevance is her participation in European projects. Most recently she has been Vice-Chair of the COST Action TU1408 on Air Transport and Regional Development (ATARD). She has also collaborated with the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank, having participated in several missions in Latin America and the Caribbean as specialist in air transport and the economic evaluation of projects and transport policies. The results of her works have been published in leading journals in the area of Transport Economics like Transport Policy, Transportation Research A, Transportation Research E, Journal of Air Transport Management and Utilities Policy.


Research interests

Transport Economics.
Economic Evaluation of Projects.
Economic Regulation of Transport Markets.


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Recent publications

Vasallo, J. M., Ortuño, A., & Betancor, O. (2020). 15 Spanish Transport Accounts1Air Transport and Regional Development Case Studies, 264.

Campos, J., & Betancor, O. (2020). Cost-benefit analysis of air transport projects with effects on the regions 1. In Air Transport and Regional Development Methodologies (pp. 93-107). Routledge.

Socorro, M. P., Betancor, O., & Myon, L. (2020). 8 Subsidies to promote air transport connectivity when carriers have market power. Air Transport and Regional Development Policies, 138.

Socorro, M. P., & Betancor, O. (2020). Air transport subsidies for resident passengers: The unexpected effects on competition. Research in Transportation Economics79, 100772.
PAPER | SJR: 0,852– Q1 JCR: 1896,0– Q2

Campos, Javier, and Ofelia Betancor. Evaluación socioeconómica de proyectos de infraestructura de integración regional. Inter-American Development Bank, 2018.

Remarkable publications

de Rus Mendoza, G., Cruz, O. B., & Méndez, J. C. (2006). Evaluación económica de proyectos de transporte. Banco Interamericano de desarrollo.

Barbot, C., Betancor, O., Socorro, M. P., & Viecens, M. F. (2014). Trade-offs between environmental regulation and market competition: airlines, emission trading systems and entry deterrence. Transport Policy33, 65-72.
PAPER | SJR: 1,48– Q1 JCR: 1,492– Q1

Socorro, M. P., Betancor, O., & de Rus, G. (2018). Feasibility and desirability of airport competition: The role of product substitutability and airlines’ nationalityJournal of Air Transport Management67, 224-231.
PAPER | SJR: 1,09– Q1 JCR: 2,412– Q2