Jonathan Cowie

Jonathan Cowie

Dr Jonathan Cowie MCIHT, FHEA

Lecturer T&R

Biography

Jonathan Cowie is a lecturer in Transport Economics and programme leader of the MSc in Transport Planning and Engineering.  He teaches modules on transport policy, freight transport, public transport and transport economics, and has considerable experience of teaching research methods.  Jonathan’s main research interests are in public transport supply side economics (regulation, competition, production economics), freight transport and research methodologies.  He is author of the book ‘The Economics of Transport’ published by Routledge and joint editor of the Routledge Handbook of the Principles of Transport Economics published in August 2917.

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External Examining/Validations

  • CIHT PTK TPP Assessor

 

Invited Speaker

  • SURFLOGH Midterm Conference
  • South East Scotland Transport Partnership Bus Stakeholders Congress
  • Expert Witness, Scottish Transport Bill Stakeholder Event

 

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Bus Franchising in English and Scottish regions – viable solution or unfeasible instrument?

Journal Article
Villa i Aguilar, X., Rye, T., McTigue, C., & Cowie, J. (2022)
Bus Franchising in English and Scottish regions – viable solution or unfeasible instrument?. Transport Policy, 120, 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tranpol.2022.02.011
Much research surrounds the move from publicly owned and operated bus markets to publicly controlled and privately operated markets, or in the case of Great Britain, a fully d...

Solar-Powered Active Road Studs and Highway Infrastructure: Effect on Vehicle Speeds

Journal Article
Llewellyn, R., Cowie, J., & Fountas, G. (2021)
Solar-Powered Active Road Studs and Highway Infrastructure: Effect on Vehicle Speeds. Energies, 14(21), 7209. https://doi.org/10.3390/en14217209
Vehicle speeds have a direct relationship with the severity of road crashes and may influence their probability of occurrence. Solar-powered active road studs have been shown ...

Active Road Studs as an Alternative to Lighting on Rural Roads: Driver Safety Perception

Journal Article
Llewellyn, R., Cowie, J., & Maher, M. (2020)
Active Road Studs as an Alternative to Lighting on Rural Roads: Driver Safety Perception. Sustainability, 12(22), https://doi.org/10.3390/su12229648
Drivers, particularly with increasing age, cite driving at night as being problematic and feeling unsafe. Ultimately this may result in self-regulation and avoidance, with pot...

A Theoretical and Evidence Based Assessment of the Economics of Last Mile Delivery Consolidation

Presentation / Conference
Cowie, J., & Fisken, K. (2019, December)
A Theoretical and Evidence Based Assessment of the Economics of Last Mile Delivery Consolidation. Paper presented at 6th International Workshop on Sustainable Road Freight, University of Cambridge
Much research literature suggests that one mechanism through which the sustainability of road freight could be enhanced within the urban context, is through consolidation of c...

Are Friends Electric? Rethinking City Logistics

Presentation / Conference
Cowie, J. (2019, October)
Are Friends Electric? Rethinking City Logistics. Presented at TRI’s 5th Annual Electric Vehicle Event, Edinburgh Napier University
One commonly proposed solution to urban freight transport issues is the idea of consolidation over the last mile (through urban consolidation centres, UCC). Despite this stro...

Minimum efficient scale in container port operations over the very long run – is it increasing and does that matter?

Presentation / Conference
Cowie, J., & Monios, J. (2019, June)
Minimum efficient scale in container port operations over the very long run – is it increasing and does that matter?. Paper presented at 27th Annual Conference of the International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME), Athens, Greece
This paper calculates the Minimum Efficient Scale (MES) of container port operations, which, despite significant economic analyses of port efficiency and productivity, has bee...

Delivering on sustainable logistics by thinking inside the box – a case study of a successful business model

Presentation / Conference
Cowie, J., & Fisken, K. (2019, May)
Delivering on sustainable logistics by thinking inside the box – a case study of a successful business model. Paper presented at 22nd annual Scottish Transport Applications and Research (STAR), Glasgow Caledonian University
Much research and EU research funding has been devoted to identifying the key factors that lead to a financially sustainable urban freight consolidation centre. Despite much ...

Efficiency, productivity and returns to scale in ports: a comparison of data envelopment analysis and econometric estimation with application to Caribbean Small Island Developing States

Journal Article
Julien, S., Cowie, J., & Monios, J. (2020)
Efficiency, productivity and returns to scale in ports: a comparison of data envelopment analysis and econometric estimation with application to Caribbean Small Island Developing States. Maritime Economics and Logistics, 22(2), 239-264. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41278-018-0115-y
This paper investigates the evolutionary technical efficiency and productivity of ports in Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The focus is primarily on Caribbean SIDS, ben...

The bus industry in Scotland – just a bunch of profiteering opportunists?

Presentation / Conference
Cowie, J. (2018, May)
The bus industry in Scotland – just a bunch of profiteering opportunists?. Paper presented at Scottish Transport Applications and Research (STAR) 2018, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow
The Transport Act 1985 privatised and deregulated the bus industry in Great Britain outside of London, with the intention of creating a competitive industry that would compete...

Long term productivity gains in the privatised British passenger rail industry – A case study of Malmquist productivity index measurements

Journal Article
Cowie, J. (2018)
Long term productivity gains in the privatised British passenger rail industry – A case study of Malmquist productivity index measurements. Research in Transportation Business and Management, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rtbm.2018.01.001
This paper assesses long term productivity in the privatised British passenger rail industry using a Malmquist productivity index (MPI) generated using three different efficie...

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