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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
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. (in press)
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, doi: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...

Britain’s railways were nationalised 70 years ago – let’s not do it again

Other
Cowie, J. (2018)
Britain’s railways were nationalised 70 years ago – let’s not do it again
It is 70 years since the era of public rail ownership began in Great Britain. The British Transport Commission formally took control of the operation and planning of the whole...

Efficiency assessment in transport service provision

Book
Merkert, R., & Cowie, J. (2017)
Efficiency assessment in transport service provision. In Routledge Handbook of Transport Economics, 251 - 268. London: Taylor & Francis (Routledge
No abstract available.

Competition and complementarity in road freight: key drivers and consequences of a dominant market position

Book
Cowie, J. (2017)
Competition and complementarity in road freight: key drivers and consequences of a dominant market position. In Routledge Handbook of Transport Economics, 348 - 367. London: Taylor & Francis (Routledge
No abstract available.

The Routledge Handbook of Transport Economics

Book
J. Cowie, & S. Ison (Eds.), (2017)
The Routledge Handbook of Transport Economics
The Routledge Handbook of Transport Economics offers the first state of the art overview of the discipline of transport economics as it stands today, reflective of key researc...
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Analysis on the latest bicycle sharing schemes in China

2018 - date
Yusong Zhang | Director of Studies: Prof Tom Rye | Second Supervisor: Dr Jonathan Cowie

A social equity analysis in Scottish transport policy

2018 - date
Director of Studies: Dr Jonathan Cowie | Second Supervisor: Dr Achille Fonzone

Transportation engineering - green port strategies in China

2017 - 2019
Ke Du | Director of Studies: Dr Jonathan Cowie | Second Supervisor: Dr Jason Monios

Using local transport policies to support urban freight consolidation centres

2015 - date
Urban freight transportation (UFT) is concerned with the movement of goods in urban areas such as cities, towns and suburbs...
Emine Akgun | Director of Studies: Prof Tom Rye | Second Supervisor: Dr Achille Fonzone

The influence of illuminated road studs on safe driving behaviour

2015 - date
The aim of this research is to identify and quantify the changes to driver behaviour, with a specific emphasis on safety, that result f...
Richard Llewellyn | Director of Studies: Dr Jonathan Cowie | Second Supervisor: Mike Maher

The role of technical efficiency and productivity evolution in port development: An application to the Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS) ports

2013 - 2018
The role of technical efficiency and product...
Shelly-Ann Julien | Director of Studies: Dr Jason Monios | Second Supervisor: Prof Tom Rye

The role of taxis in the supply of transport to the night time economy and identification of the barriers to the full realisation of that role

2011 - 2016
Moira Weir | Director of Studies: Dr Jonathan Cowie | Second Supervisor: Dr Kathryn Stewart