Adam Blake

Professor Adam Blake

  • 01202 961521
  • ablake at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Professor of Economics & Econometrics
  • Dorset House D206, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Biography

Adam Blake is a Professor of Economics in the School of Tourism, Bournemouth University. He is a specialist in computable general equilibrium (CGE) modelling and has used this modelling technique to examine the economic interrelationships between tourism and other sectors of the economies of the UK, USA, Scotland, the Canary Islands, Malta, Cyprus, Mauritius and Brazil. His research has provided both theoretical advances and research based evidence for government organisations.

Adam’s research work has included projects for the UK Government (HM Treasury, HM Revenue and Customs, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs, the Department of Energy and Climate Change), the Scottish Government, the European Commission, VisitScotland, UK Music, Tourism Respect, Fâilte Ireland and regional development agencies in England. He has also completed reports for government organisations in Brazil, Malta and Cyprus and private sector organisations in the UK and internationally...

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Research

Adam Blake is a Professor of Economics in the School of Tourism, Bournemouth University. He is a specialist in modelling the economic impact of tourism and of tourism policies, with special interests in the economic impact of tourism on poverty. He has completed research of this nature for government agencies in the UK, Scotland, Spain, Malta, Cyprus, Mauritius and Brazil. His research has provided both theoretical advances and research based evidence for government organisations. Adam is an editorial board member of Annals of Tourism Research and Tourism Economics, is Vice President of the International Association for Tourism Economics.

Favourites

  • Cortés-Jiménez, I. and Blake, A., 2011. Tourism demand modeling by purpose of visit and nationality. Journal of Travel Research, 50 (4), 408-416.
  • Blake, A., 2009. The Dynamics of Tourism’s Economic Impact. Tourism Economics, 15, 615-628.
  • Blake, A., Arbache, J.S., Sinclair, M.T. and Teles, V., 2008. Tourism and Poverty Relief. Annals of Tourism Research, 35, 107-126.

Journal Articles

  • Pyke, S., Hartwell, H., Blake, A. and Hemingway, A., 2016. Exploring well-being as a tourism product resource. Tourism Management, 55, 94-105.
  • Blake, A., Deng, Z. and Falvey, R., 2013. Quantifying Foreign Direct Investment Productivity Spillovers in China: A Computable General Equilibrium Model. Asian Economic Journal, 27 (4), 369-389.
  • Li, S., Blake, A. and Thomas, R., 2013. Modelling the economic impact of sports events: The case of the Beijing Olympics. Economic Modelling, 30 (1), 235-244.
  • Blake, A., Pratt, S. and Swann, P., 2013. Dynamic general equilibrium model with uncertainty: Uncertainty regarding the future path of the economy. Economic Modelling, 32, 429-439.
  • Blake, A., Sahli, M. and Seetaram, N., 2012. Special issue: Developments in the field of tourism economics Introduction. TOURISM ECONOMICS, 18 (6), 1155-1159.
  • Deng, Z., Falvey, R. and Blake, A., 2012. Trading market access for technology? Tax incentives, foreign direct investment and productivity spillovers in China. Journal of Policy Modeling, 34 (5), 675-690.
  • Li, S., Blake, A. and Cooper, C., 2011. Modelling the economic impact of international tourism on the Chinese economy: A CGE analysis of the Beijing 2008 Olympics. Tourism Economics, 17 (2), 279-303.
  • Cortés-Jiménez, I. and Blake, A., 2011. Tourism demand modeling by purpose of visit and nationality. Journal of Travel Research, 50 (4), 408-416.
  • Blake, A. and Cortes-Jimenez, I., 2010. Special Focus The economics of tourism - new directions Introduction. TOURISM ECONOMICS, 16 (1), 5-9.
  • Blake, A. and Cortés-Jiménez, I., 2010. Special focus the economics of tourism - New directions. Tourism Economics, 16 (1), 5-9.
  • Li, S., Blake, A. and Cooper, C., 2010. China's Tourism in a Global Financial Crisis: a Computable General Equilibrium Approach. Current Issues in Tourism, 13, 435-453.
  • Li, S. and Blake, A., 2010. Chinese Tourism Policy and the Economic Impact of International Tourism on the Chinese Economy: a computable general equilibrium scenario analysis of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Tourism Economics.
  • Li, S. and Blake, A., 2009. Estimating Olympic Related Investment and Expenditure. International Journal of Tourism Research, 11, 337-356.
  • Blake, A., Deng, Z. and Falvey, R., 2009. How does the Productivity of Foreign Direct Investment spill over to Local Firms in Chinese Manufacturing? Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies, 7, 183-197.
  • Pratt, S., McCabe, S., Cortes-Jimenez, I. and Blake, A., 2009. Measuring the Effectiveness of Destination Marketing Campaigns: comparative analysis of conversion studies. Journal of Travel Research.
  • Blake, A., 2009. The Dynamics of Tourism’s Economic Impact. Tourism Economics, 15, 615-628.
  • Pratt, S. and Blake, A., 2009. The Economic Impact of Hawaii’s Cruise Industry. Tourism Analysis, 12, 337-351.
  • Blake, A., 2008. Economic modelling of tourism: Introduction. Tourism Economics, 14 (4), 669-671.
  • Blake, A., 2008. Tourism and income distribution in East Africa. International Journal of Tourism Research, 10 (6), 511-524.
  • Blake, A., Arbache, J.S., Sinclair, M.T. and Teles, V., 2008. Tourism and Poverty Relief. Annals of Tourism Research, 35, 107-126.
  • Yeoman, I., Lennon, J., Blake, A., Galt, M., Greenwood, C. and McMahon-Beattie, U., 2007. Oil depletion: What does this mean for Scottish tourism? Tourism Management, 28, 1354-1365.
  • Blake, A., Durbarry, R., Eugenio-Martin, J.L., Gooroochurn, N., Hay, B., Lennon, J., Sinclair, M.T., Sugiyarto, G. and Yeoman, I., 2006. Integrating Forecasting and CGE models: The Case of Tourism in Scotland. Tourism Management, 27, 292-305.
  • Blake, A., Sinclair, M.T. and Campos Soria, J.A., 2006. Tourism Productivity Evidence from the United Kingdom. Annals of Tourism Research, 33, 1099-1120.
  • Morgan, C.W., Blake, A. and Poyago-Theotoky, J.A., 2004. The Management of Technological Innovation: Lessons from Case Studies in the UK Food and Drink Industry. International Journal of Biotechnology, 5, 334-353.
  • Blake, A., Sinclair, M.T. and Sugiyarto, G., 2003. Quantifying the Impact of Foot and Mouth Disease on Tourism and the UK Economy. Tourism Economics, 9, 449-465.
  • Kweka, J., Morrissey, O. and Blake, A., 2003. The Economic Potential of Tourism in Tanzania. Journal of International Development, 15, 335-351.
  • Sugiyarto, G., Blake, A. and Sinclair, M.T., 2003. Tourism and Globalization Economic Impact in Indonesia. Annals of Tourism Research, 30, 683-701.
  • Blake, A. and Sinclair, M.T., 2003. Tourism Crisis Management: US Response to September 11. Annals of Tourism Research, 30, 813-832.
  • Blake, A., McKay, A. and Morrissey, O., 2002. The Impact on Uganda of Agricultural Trade Liberalisation. Journal of Agricultural Economics, 53, 365-381.
  • Blake, A., Rayner, A.J. and Reed, G.V., 1999. The Impact of the Uruguay Round Reforms on the EU Agriculture and Food-Processing Sectors. Journal of Agricultural Economics.

Chapters

  • Deng, Z., Blake, A. and Falvey, R., 2016. A computable general equilibrium model of foreign direct investment productivity spillovers in China. The Future of Asian Trade and Growth: Economic Development with the Emergence of China. 91-112.
  • Blake, A., Deng, Z. and Falvey, R., 2010. How does the productivity of foreign direct investment spill over to local firms in Chinese manufacturing? In: Liu, X. and Zhang, W., eds. China’s Three Decades of Economic Reforms. Abingdon, England: Routledge, 230-243.
  • Deng, Z., Blake, A. and Falvey, R., 2009. A computable general equilibrium model of foreign direct investment productivity spillovers in China. The Future of Asian Trade and Growth: Economic Development with the Emergence of China. 91-112.
  • Blake, A., Sinclair, M.T. and Gillham, J., 2006. CGE Tourism Analysis and Policy Modelling. In: Dwyer, L. and Forsyth, P., eds. International Handbook on the Economics of Tourism. Edward Elgar Publishing.

Conferences

  • Curtin, S.C. and Blake, A., 2010. Setting the scene: wildlife tourist typologies, behaviour and economic impact. In: Wildlife tourism in Britain: future directions, developments and management implications 12 May 2010 Bournemouth University, England.
  • Blake, A., Sinclair, M.T. and Sugiyarto, G., 2003. Tourism and EU Accession in Malta and Cyprus. In: Tourism Modelling and Competitiveness: implications for policy and strategic planning Paphos, Cyprus. Tourism and Travel Research Institute.

Reports

PhD Students

  • Rami Mhanna (Planning for Mega Sport Events: Leveraging Impacts and Legacies)

Profile of Teaching UG

  • the Economics of Tourism

Invited Lectures

  • Workshop to evaluate the Inter-American Development Bank's current Tourism Sector Framework Document.

Grants

  • Wider Economy Impact Assessment (Airports Commission, 14 Jul 2014). Awarded
  • Regional CGE Model of the UK (HM Revenue and Customs, 14 Nov 2012). In Progress
  • The Impact of the Live Music Bill on Live Music in the UK (UK Music, 03 Mar 2012). Completed
  • VAT and Tourism (Tourism Respect, 01 Nov 2011). Completed
  • Music and Tourism (UK Music, 03 Mar 2010). Completed
  • A Bespoke CGE Model to Evaluate the Effects of Alternative Global Carbon Deals (Department for Energy and Climate Change, 01 Jun 2009). Completed
  • The Economic Impact of Wildlife Tourism in Scotland (Scottish Government, 01 Apr 2009). Completed

Networks

  • International Association for Tourism Economics

Qualifications

  • BA (Hons) in Economics (University of Nottingham, 1993)
  • MA in Economics (University of Nottingham, 1994)
  • PhD in Economics (University of Nottingham, 1998)

Honours

  • the Thea Sinclair Memorial Award for Best Paper (Tourism Economics, 2009)

Memberships

  • International Association for Tourism Economics, Council Memberships,
  • Royal Economics Society, Member (2016-), http://www.res.org.uk/
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