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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...

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

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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.

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...

Contract Re-Award and Consumer Sovereignty, the case of British Rail Privatisation.

Presentation / Conference
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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...