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Cowie, J. (2012, January). Rail Freight in Great Britain – has privatisation made a noticeable difference?. Presented at 44th Annual Conference of the University Transport Study Group, University of Aberdeen
This paper briefly outlines the main changes brought about by the Railways Act 1993 with regard to the rail freight sector and then examines development of the sector since th...
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...
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...
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Cowie, J. (2017, August). Contract Re-Award and Consumer Sovereignty, the case of British Rail Privatisation. Paper presented at Competition and Ownership in Land Based Public Transport (Thredbo 15)
The Railways Act 1993 divided and sold off the state owned British Rail in its entirety and introduced competitive tender into the industry. This paper reviews the industry o...
Cowie, J. (2016, January). Rail regulation, consumer sovereignty and the results of eighteen years of British rail privatisation. Paper presented at 48th Annual UTSG Conference, Bristol, UK
Cowie, J. (2014, January). Reregulating the deregulated, a case study of the Scottish Bus market. Paper presented at 46th Universities Transport Studies Group Conference, Newcastle, United Kingdom
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...
Cowie, J. (2013, September). Performance, profit and consumer sovereignty in a deregulated bus market. Paper presented at 13th International Conference on Competition and Ownership in Land Passenger Transport (Thredbo 13), St Anne's College, University of Oxford
Cowie, J. (2010, July). Productivity and performance in the British rail freight industry since privatisation. Paper presented at World Association of Transportation Research (WCTR),, Lisbon
Cowie, J. (2010, July). X-Inefficiency in British railway engineering. Paper presented at World Association of Transportation Research (WCTR),, Lisbon
Over the last decade, British railway engineering has come under increased scrutiny, with general perceptions of massive maintenance cost escalations and a general lack of con...
Merkert, R., & Cowie, J. (2010, July). An analysis of transport firms' transaction costs - are airlines any different?. Paper presented at The 2010 Conference of the Air Transport Research Society, Porto
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...
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...
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...
Merkert, R., & Cowie, J. (2017). Efficiency assessment in transport service provision. In Routledge Handbook of Transport Economics, 251 - 268. London: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
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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)
The role of technical efficiency and product...
Urban freight transportation (UFT) is concerned with the movement of goods in urban areas such as cities, towns and suburbs...
The aim of this research is to identify and quantify the changes to driver behaviour, with a specific emphasis on safety, that result f...
On Saturday 9th June, Dr Jonathan Cowie of Edinburgh Napier University's Transport Research Institute was quoted by the i paper in a feature about the recent problems on the railways, particularly wit...
8 June 2018
Moira Weir PhD success
15 June 2016
30 August 2017
Glassroom, Merchiston Campus, 10 Colinton Road, Edinburgh, EH10 5DT.
16 January 2017