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The cost of remote transport services in the single European market — The case of the Scottish Western Isles ferries

Journal Article
Cowie, J. (2012)
The cost of remote transport services in the single European market — The case of the Scottish Western Isles ferries. Research in Transportation Business and Management, 4, 90-96. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rtbm.2012.06.014
This paper concerns the reform of ferry services to the islands and peninsulas off the west coast of Scotland (known collectively as the Clyde and Hebrides ferry services), an...

An assessment of cost management regimes in British rail infrastructure provision.

Journal Article
Cowie, J., & Loynes, S. (2012)
An assessment of cost management regimes in British rail infrastructure provision. Transportation, 39, 1281-1299. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11116-012-9389-6
Over the last decade, British railway engineering efficiency has come under close scrutiny, with general perceptions of massive maintenance cost escalations and a general lack...

A quantitative cross-modal analysis of transportation firms’ transaction costs - are airlines any different?

Journal Article
Merkert, R., & Cowie, J. (2012)
A quantitative cross-modal analysis of transportation firms’ transaction costs - are airlines any different?. Journal of Air Transport Management, 22, 3-8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jairtraman.2012.01.002
This paper applies a top-down approach to transaction cost measurement to identify the size of the transaction sector within types of transport firms in Britain, including rai...

Contestability in bus markets – evidence from the British de-regulated market

Journal Article
Cowie, J. (2012)
Contestability in bus markets – evidence from the British de-regulated market. Applied Economics, 44, 4777-4785. https://doi.org/10.1080/00036846.2011.564146
Following the 1985 Transport Act in Great Britain, reforms in the provision of bus services continue across Europe and other parts of the world to this day. The British experi...

Does rail freight market liberalisation lead to market entry? A case study of the British privatisation experience

Journal Article
Cowie, J. (2015)
Does rail freight market liberalisation lead to market entry? A case study of the British privatisation experience. Research in Transportation Business and Management, 14, 4-13. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rtbm.2014.10.004
This paper considers developments since privatisation in the British rail freight market from both general and production supply side perspectives. It also reviews the literat...

Production economics of a vertically separated railway – The case of the British train operating companies.

Journal Article
Cowie, J. (2002)
Production economics of a vertically separated railway – The case of the British train operating companies. Trasporti europei, 5, 45-52
This paper focuses on the production economics issues surrounding the vertical separation of infrastructure from rail services with regard to passenger operations. A case stud...

Productivity and performance in the British rail freight industry since privatisation.

Presentation / Conference
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
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...

Performance, profit and consumer sovereignty in the English deregulated bus market.

Journal Article
Cowie, J. (2014)
Performance, profit and consumer sovereignty in the English deregulated bus market. Research in Transportation Economics, 48, 255-262. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.retrec.2014.09.049
The pure free market will theoretically result in economic efficiency being achieved. At the heart of this proposition is the idea of consumer sovereignty, where producers tha...

Rail Freight in Great Britain – has privatisation made a noticeable difference?

Presentation / Conference
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...

Reregulating the deregulated, a case study of the Scottish Bus market.

Presentation / Conference
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...
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