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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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...

An analysis of transport firms' transaction costs - are airlines any different?

Presentation / Conference
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

Evaluating train protection systems

Journal Article
Riddington, G., Beck, M., & Cowie, J. (2004)
Evaluating train protection systems. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 55(6), 606-613. https://doi.org/10.1057/palgrave.jors.2601724
This paper arose from the work carried out for the Cullen/Uff Joint Inquiry into Train Protection Systems. It is concerned with the problem of evaluating the benefits of safet...

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...

Acquisition, efficiency and scale economies – an analysis of the British bus industry.

Journal Article
Cowie, J. (2002)
Acquisition, efficiency and scale economies – an analysis of the British bus industry. Transport Reviews. 22, 147-157. doi:10.1080/014416400110076267. ISSN 0144-1647
The British Bus industry has undergone considerable transformation since privatization. Five major operators have emerged to dominate the market, a position almost exclusively...

Subsidy and productivity in the privatised British passenger railway.

Journal Article
Cowie, J. (2002)
Subsidy and productivity in the privatised British passenger railway. Economic issues. 7, 25-38. ISSN 1363-7029
This paper gives an overview of subsidy reductions in the privatised passenger rail industry in Britain before focusing on productivity performance across the first four years...

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