Adrian Cozmuta

Adrian Cozmuta

Research Title

Airline privatisation in Europe and its impact upon labour, performance, and customers.

Research Summary

My research seeks to provide an empirical investigation into European airline privatisations and their impact upon labour, performance, and customers. This analysis will be undertaken with regard to the rationale behind privatisation and the political, historical, and economic context to accurately evaluate outcomes.

 PhD Topic

Airline privatisation and its effects.


I welcome any academic, industry, and media opportunities to engage and collaborate with regarding my following interests.

 Research Interests

  •  Privatisation
  •  Airline and transport economics
  •  UK and European Union political economy
  •  Public sector economics
  •  European and Japanese business history
  •  Environmental economics related to transportation
  •  Innovation and economics of technology
  •  Technology transfer between governments-universities-industry



The William Lind Foundation Doctoral Scholarship

Japan JASSO Scholarship

Additional Information

I re-joined Glasgow in 2019 to study for a joint doctoral degree with Kyoto University in Economics and Economic History. I previously graduated from my MPhil in Economic and Social History at the University of Cambridge with a dissertation on the political economy behind British Airways’ privatisation. In this research, I combined interviews with politicians and policy-makers, archival resources, visual documents (e.g. posters), and sensitive government documentation for a comprehensive research of the topic. The dissertation has been accepted by the British Airways Archives.

Before attending Cambridge, I completed my first degree at the University of Glasgow in Economic and Social History (Distinction) with a dissertation on the post-war United States technology transfer system between states-universities-industry, while highlighting the Apollo Space Programme as an example of this interaction. Here, I employed NASA archival resources, presidential speeches, university technology transfer office documents, and government spending balance sheets. I have also been an undergraduate student representative, mentor, and administrator during my studies.