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First Name: David
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Last Name: Blake
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RePEc Short-ID: pbl129

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Faculty of Finance
Cass Business School
City University
Location: London, United Kingdom
Homepage: http://www.cass.city.ac.uk/facfin/
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Works

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Working papers

  1. John Cotter & David Blake & Kevin Dowd, 2012. "What Should Be Done About The Underfunding of Defined Benefit Pension Schemes?," Working Papers 201202, Geary Institute, University College Dublin.
  2. Blake, David & Biffs, Enrico, 2012. "Keeping Some Skin in the Game: How to Start a Capital Market in Longevity Risk Transfers," MPRA Paper 44680, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. Blake, David & Wright, Douglas & Zhang, Yumeng, 2011. "Age dependent investing: Optimal funding and investment strategies in defined contribution pension plans when members are rational life cycle financial planners," MPRA Paper 34277, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  4. Dowd, Kevin & Cairns, Andrew & Blake, David & Coughlan, Guy & Khalaf-Allah, Marwa, 2011. "A gravity model of mortality rates for two related populations," MPRA Paper 35738, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  5. Blake, David & Brockett, Patrick & Cox, Samuel & MacMinn, Richard, 2011. "Longevity risk and capital markets: The 2009-2010 update," MPRA Paper 28868, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  6. Biffis, Enrico & Blake, David & Pitotti, Lorenzo & Sun, Ariel, 2011. "The cost of counterparty risk and collateralization in longevity swaps," MPRA Paper 35740, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  7. Coughlan, Guy & Khalaf-Allah, Marwa & Ye, Yijing & Kumar, Sumit & Cairns, Andrew & Blake, David & Dowd, Kevin, 2011. "Longevity hedging 101: A framework for longevity basis risk analysis and hedge effectiveness," MPRA Paper 35743, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  8. Cairns, Andrew & Dowd, Kevin & Blake, David & Coughlan, Guy, 2011. "Longevity hedge effectiveness: a decomposition," MPRA Paper 34236, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  9. Blake, David & Courbage, Christophe & MacMinn, Richard & Sherris, Michael, 2011. "Longevity risks and capital markets: The 2010-2011 update," MPRA Paper 34279, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  10. Blake, David & Wright, Douglas & Zhang, Yumeng, 2011. "Target-driven investing: Optimal investment strategies in defined contribution pension plans under loss aversion," MPRA Paper 34278, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  11. Anthony Webb & Shenyi Jiang & Wei Sun, 2010. "Did the Housing Boom Increase Household Spending," Issues in Brief ib2010-10, Center for Retirement Research, revised Jul 2010.
  12. Blake, David & Boardman, Tom & Cairns, Andrew, 2010. "Sharing longevity risk: Why governments should issue longevity bonds," MPRA Paper 34184, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  13. Blake, David & Boardman, Tom, 2010. "Spend more today: Using behavioural economics to improve retirement expenditure decisions," MPRA Paper 34234, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  14. Bessler, Wolfgang & Blake, David & Lückoff, Peter & Tonks, Ian, 2010. "Why does mutual fund performance not persist? The impact and interaction of fund flows and manager changes," MPRA Paper 34185, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  15. Blake, David & Timmermann, Allan G & Tonks, Ian & Wermers, Russ, 2010. "Decentralized Investment Management: Evidence from the Pension Fund Industry," CEPR Discussion Papers 7679, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  16. Blake, David, 2009. "NDC v FDC: Pros, cons and replication," MPRA Paper 33752, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  17. Blake, David & Cairns, Andrew & Dowd, Kevin, 2008. "Turning pension plans into pension planes: What investment strategy designers of defined contribution pension plans can learn from commercial aircraft designers," MPRA Paper 33749, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  18. Cotter, John & Blake, David & Dowd, Kevin, 2006. "Financial Risks and the Pension Protection Fund: Can it Survive Them?," MPRA Paper 3498, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  19. Joachim Inkmann & David Blake, 2004. "Liability valuation and optimal asset allocation," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 24754, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
  20. Alistair Byrne & Debbie Harrison & David Blake, 2004. "Barriers to pension scheme participation in small and medium sized enterprises," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 24820, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
  21. Andrew J. G. Cairns & David Blake & Kevin Dowd, 2004. "Stochastic lifestyling: optimal dynamic asset allocation for defined contribution pension plans," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 24831, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
  22. David Blake, 2003. "Financial system requirements for successful pension reform," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 24862, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
  23. David Blake, 2003. "What is a promise from the government worth?: measuring and assessing the implications of political risk in state and personal pension schemes in the United Kingdom," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 24856, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
  24. David Blake, 2003. "Is immigration the answer to the UK’s pension crisis?," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 24864, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
  25. David Blake & Andrew J. G. Cairns & Kevin Dowd, 2003. "Pensionmetrics 2: stochastic pension plan design during the distribution phase," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 24830, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
  26. David Blake, 2003. "Modelling the composition of personal sector wealth in the United Kingdom," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 24866, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
  27. David Blake, 2003. "UK pension fund management after Myners: the hunt for correlation begins," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 24833, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
  28. Kevin Dowd & David Blake & Andrew Cairns, 2003. "Long-term value at risk," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 24867, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
  29. David Blake, 2003. "Take (smoothed) risks when you are young, not when you are old: how to get the best from your stakeholder pension plan," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 24834, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
  30. David Blake & Allan Timmermann, 2002. "Returns from active management in international equity markets; evidence from a panel of UK pension funds," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 24946, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
  31. David Blake, 2002. "The impact of wealth on consumption and retirement behaviour in the UK," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 24949, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
  32. David Blake & Bruce N. Lehmann & Allan Timmermann, 2002. "Performance clustering and incentives in the UK pension fund industry," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 24945, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
  33. Blake, David & Timmermann, Allan G, 2002. "International Asset Allocation with Time-Varying Investment Opportunities," CEPR Discussion Papers 3464, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  34. Blake, David, 2001. "The United Kingdom Pension System: Key Issues," Discussion Paper 15, Center for Intergenerational Studies, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University.
  35. Lunde, Asger & Timmermann, Allan & Blake, David, 1998. "The Hazards of Mutual Fund Underperformance: A Cox Regression Analysis," University of California at San Diego, Economics Working Paper Series qt1pd3z1hm, Department of Economics, UC San Diego.
  36. Blake, David & Lehmann, Bruce N & Timmermann, Allan G, 1997. "Performance Measurement using Multiple Asset Class Portfolio Data," CEPR Discussion Papers 1618, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.

Articles

  1. Blake, David & Wright, Douglas & Zhang, Yumeng, 2014. "Age-dependent investing: Optimal funding and investment strategies in defined contribution pension plans when members are rational life cycle financial planners," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 38(C), pages 105-124.
  2. Andrew J.G. Cairns & Kevin Dowd & David Blake & Guy D. Coughlan, 2014. "Longevity hedge effectiveness: a decomposition," Quantitative Finance, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 14(2), pages 217-235, February.
  3. Blake, David & Wright, Douglas & Zhang, Yumeng, 2013. "Target-driven investing: Optimal investment strategies in defined contribution pension plans under loss aversion," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 37(1), pages 195-209.
  4. Enrico Biffis & David Blake, 2013. "Informed Intermediation of Longevity Exposures," Journal of Risk & Insurance, The American Risk and Insurance Association, vol. 80(3), pages 559-584, 09.
  5. David Blake & Richard MacMinn & Raimond Maurer, 2013. "Longevity Risk and Capital Markets: The 2011–2012 Update," Journal of Risk & Insurance, The American Risk and Insurance Association, vol. 80(3), pages 495-500, 09.
  6. David Blake & Andrew Cairns & Guy Coughlan & Kevin Dowd & Richard MacMinn, 2013. "The New Life Market," Journal of Risk & Insurance, The American Risk and Insurance Association, vol. 80(3), pages 501-558, 09.
  7. David Blake & Alberto G. Rossi & Allan Timmermann & Ian Tonks & Russ Wermers, 2013. "Decentralized Investment Management: Evidence from the Pension Fund Industry," Journal of Finance, American Finance Association, vol. 68(3), pages 1133-1178, 06.
  8. David Blake & Christophe Courbage & Richard MacMinn & Michael Sherris, 2011. "Longevity Risk and Capital Markets: The 2010–2011 Update," The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance - Issues and Practice, Palgrave Macmillan, vol. 36(4), pages 489-500, October.
  9. Cairns, Andrew J.G. & Blake, David & Dowd, Kevin & Coughlan, Guy D. & Epstein, David & Khalaf-Allah, Marwa, 2011. "Mortality density forecasts: An analysis of six stochastic mortality models," Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 48(3), pages 355-367, May.
  10. Kevin Dowd & David Blake & Andrew Cairns, 2010. "Facing up to uncertain life expectancy: The longevity fan charts," Demography, Springer, vol. 47(1), pages 67-78, February.
  11. Biffis, Enrico & Blake, David, 2010. "Securitizing and tranching longevity exposures," Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 46(1), pages 186-197, February.
  12. Blake, David & De Waegenaere, Anja & MacMinn, Richard & Nijman, Theo, 2010. "Longevity risk and capital markets: The 2008-2009 update," Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 46(1), pages 135-138, February.
  13. Dowd, Kevin & Cairns, Andrew J.G. & Blake, David & Coughlan, Guy D. & Epstein, David & Khalaf-Allah, Marwa, 2010. "Evaluating the goodness of fit of stochastic mortality models," Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 47(3), pages 255-265, December.
  14. Paul Dawson & Kevin Dowd & Andrew J. G. Cairns & David Blake, 2010. "Survivor Derivatives: A Consistent Pricing Framework," Journal of Risk & Insurance, The American Risk and Insurance Association, vol. 77(3), pages 579-596.
  15. David Blake, 2008. "What is a Promise from the Government Worth? Quantifying Political Risk in State and Personal Pension Schemes in the United Kingdom," Economica, London School of Economics and Political Science, vol. 75(298), pages 342-361, 05.
  16. MacMinn Richard & Wang Jennifer & Blake David, 2008. "Longevity Risk and Capital Markets: The 2007-2008 Update," Asia-Pacific Journal of Risk and Insurance, De Gruyter, vol. 3(1), pages 1-6, September.
  17. Blake, David & Dowd, Kevin & Cairns, Andrew J.G., 2008. "Longevity risk and the Grim Reaper's toxic tail: The survivor fan charts," Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 42(3), pages 1062-1066, June.
  18. Blake David & Cairns Andrew & Dowd Kevin, 2008. "The Birth of the Life Market," Asia-Pacific Journal of Risk and Insurance, De Gruyter, vol. 3(1), pages 1-32, September.
  19. Alistair Byrne & Debbie Harrison & David Blake, 2008. "Defined contribution pensions: dealing with the reluctant investor," Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 16(3), pages 206-219, July.
  20. David Blake & Andrew Cairns & Kevin Dowd, 2007. "The Impact of Occupation and Gender on Pensions from Defined Contribution Plans," The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance - Issues and Practice, Palgrave Macmillan, vol. 32(4), pages 458-482, October.
  21. David Blake & Les Mayhew, 2006. "On The Sustainability of the UK State Pension System in the Light of Population Ageing and Declining Fertility," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 116(512), pages F286-F305, 06.
  22. Richard MacMinn & Patrick Brockett & David Blake, 2006. "Longevity Risk and Capital Markets," Journal of Risk & Insurance, The American Risk and Insurance Association, vol. 73(4), pages 551-557.
  23. Kevin Dowd & David Blake & Andrew J. G. Cairns & Paul Dawson, 2006. "Survivor Swaps," Journal of Risk & Insurance, The American Risk and Insurance Association, vol. 73(1), pages 1-17.
  24. Kevin Dowd & David Blake, 2006. "After VaR: The Theory, Estimation, and Insurance Applications of Quantile-Based Risk Measures," Journal of Risk & Insurance, The American Risk and Insurance Association, vol. 73(2), pages 193-229.
  25. Andrew J. G. Cairns & David Blake & Kevin Dowd, 2006. "A Two-Factor Model for Stochastic Mortality with Parameter Uncertainty: Theory and Calibration," Journal of Risk & Insurance, The American Risk and Insurance Association, vol. 73(4), pages 687-718.
  26. Alistair Byrne & Debbie Harrison & Bill Rhodes & David Blake, 2006. "Pyrrhic Victory? The Unintended Consequence Of The Pensions Act 2004," Economic Affairs, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 26(2), pages 9-16, 06.
  27. Cairns, Andrew J.G. & Blake, David & Dowd, Kevin, 2006. "Stochastic lifestyling: Optimal dynamic asset allocation for defined contribution pension plans," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 30(5), pages 843-877, May.
  28. Dowd, Kevin & Cairns, Andrew J.G. & Blake, David, 2006. "Mortality-dependent financial risk measures," Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 38(3), pages 427-440, June.
  29. David Blake & Andrew Cairns & Kevin Dowd & Richard MacMinn, 2006. "Longevity Bonds: Financial Engineering, Valuation, and Hedging," Journal of Risk & Insurance, The American Risk and Insurance Association, vol. 73(4), pages 647-672.
  30. Allan Timmermann & David Blake, 2005. "International Asset Allocation with Time-Varying Investment Opportunities," The Journal of Business, University of Chicago Press, vol. 78(1), pages 71-98, January.
  31. David Blake, 2004. "Modelling the composition of personal sector wealth in the UK," Applied Financial Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 14(9), pages 611-630.
  32. David Blake, 2004. "The impact of wealth on consumption and retirement behaviour in the UK," Applied Financial Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 14(8), pages 555-576.
  33. Blake, David & Cairns, Andrew J. G. & Dowd, Kevin, 2003. "Pensionmetrics 2: stochastic pension plan design during the distribution phase," Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 33(1), pages 29-47, August.
  34. David Blake, 2003. "Reply to "Survivor Bonds: A Comment on Blake and Burrows"," Journal of Risk & Insurance, The American Risk and Insurance Association, vol. 70(2), pages 349-351.
  35. Blake, David & Cairns, Andrew J. G. & Dowd, Kevin, 2001. "Pensionmetrics: stochastic pension plan design and value-at-risk during the accumulation phase," Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 29(2), pages 187-215, October.
  36. Blake, David, 2000. "Does It Matter What Type of Pension Scheme You Have?," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 110(461), pages F46-81, February.
  37. David Blake & John Board, 2000. "Measuring Value Added in the Pensions Industry," The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance - Issues and Practice, Palgrave Macmillan, vol. 25(4), pages 539-567, October.
  38. Lunde, Asger & Timmermann, Allan & Blake, David, 1999. "The hazards of mutual fund underperformance: A Cox regression analysis," Journal of Empirical Finance, Elsevier, vol. 6(2), pages 121-152, April.
  39. David Blake & J. Michael Orszag, 1999. "Annual estimates of personal wealth holdings in the United Kingdom since 1948," Applied Financial Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 9(4), pages 397-421.
  40. Blake, David & Lehmann, Bruce N & Timmermann, Allan, 1999. "Asset Allocation Dynamics and Pension Fund Performance," The Journal of Business, University of Chicago Press, vol. 72(4), pages 429-61, October.
  41. David Blake, 1999. "Portfolio Choice Models of Pension Funds and Life Assurance Companies: Similarities and Differences," The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance - Issues and Practice, Palgrave Macmillan, vol. 24(3), pages 327-357, July.
  42. David Blake, 1999. "Annuity Markets: Problems and Solutions," The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance - Issues and Practice, Palgrave Macmillan, vol. 24(3), pages 358-375, July.
  43. Blake, David, 1998. "Pension schemes as options on pension fund assets: implications for pension fund management," Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 23(3), pages 263-286, December.
  44. David Blake & Angelika Nied, 1997. "The demand for alcohol in the United Kingdom," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 29(12), pages 1655-1672.
  45. Blake, David, 1996. "Efficiency, Risk Aversion and Portfolio Insurance: An Analysis of Financial Asset Portfolios Held by Investors in the United Kingdom," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 106(438), pages 1175-92, September.
  46. Blake, David, 1996. "Financial Intermediation and Financial Innovation in a Characteristics Framework," Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Scottish Economic Society, vol. 43(1), pages 16-31, February.
  47. Kate Phylaktis & David Blake, 1993. "The fisher hypothesis: Evidence from three high inflation economies," Review of World Economics (Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv), Springer, vol. 129(3), pages 591-599, September.
  48. Blake, David & Boyle, Sean, 1992. "The Demand for Cider in the United Kingdom," Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Department of Economics, University of Oxford, vol. 54(1), pages 73-86, February.
  49. Blake, David & Pradhan, Mahmood, 1991. "Debt-equity swaps as bond conversions: implications for pricing," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 15(1), pages 29-41, February.
  50. David Blake, 1991. "The Estimation of Rational Expectations Models: A Survey," Journal of Economic Studies, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 18(3), pages 31-70, September.
  51. Blake, David, 1990. "Portfolio Behaviour and Asset Pricing in a Characteristics Framework," Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Scottish Economic Society, vol. 37(4), pages 343-59, November.
  52. Blake, David, 1989. "Testing models generating time varying asset return expectations and risks : The case of UK private sector pension funds," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 6(2), pages 220-240, April.
  53. Blake, David & Beenstock, Michael, 1988. "The stochastic analysis of competitive unemployment insurance premiums," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 32(1), pages 7-25, January.
  54. Blake, David & Beenstock, Michael & Brasse, Valerie, 1986. "The Performance of UK Exchange Rate Forecasters," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 96(384), pages 986-99, December.
  55. Blake, David, 1984. "Complete systems methods of estimating models with rational and adaptive expectations : A case study," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 24(2), pages 137-150, March.
  56. Desai, Meghnad & Blake, David, 1982. "Monetarism and the US economy: A re-evaluation of Stein's model 1960-1973," Journal of Monetary Economics, Elsevier, vol. 10(1), pages 111-125, July.
  57. Desai, Meghnad & Blake, David, 1981. "Modelling the Ultimate Absurdity: A Comment on "A Quantitative Study of the Strategic Arms Race in the Missile Age."," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 63(4), pages 629-32, November.

Chapters

  1. David Blake, 2002. "The United Kingdom: Examining the Switch from Low Public Pensions to High-Cost Private Pensions," NBER Chapters, in: Social Security Pension Reform in Europe, pages 317-348 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

Books

  1. Blake, David, 2003. "Pension Schemes and Pension Funds in the United Kingdom," OUP Catalogue, Oxford University Press, edition 2, number 9780199243532, September.

NEP Fields

12 papers by this author were announced in NEP, and specifically in the following field reports (number of papers):
  1. NEP-AGE: Economics of Ageing (3) 2011-11-14 2011-11-21 2012-01-18. Author is listed
  2. NEP-CFN: Corporate Finance (1) 2003-03-14
  3. NEP-CTA: Contract Theory & Applications (2) 2011-04-09 2011-07-02
  4. NEP-DEM: Demographic Economics (1) 2012-01-18
  5. NEP-DGE: Dynamic General Equilibrium (1) 2011-11-14
  6. NEP-FMK: Financial Markets (1) 2003-03-14
  7. NEP-HEA: Health Economics (1) 2012-01-18
  8. NEP-IAS: Insurance Economics (3) 2011-04-09 2011-07-02 2011-11-14. Author is listed
  9. NEP-RMG: Risk Management (4) 2003-03-14 2011-02-26 2011-07-02 2011-11-21. Author is listed
  10. NEP-UPT: Utility Models & Prospect Theory (1) 2011-11-14

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