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Centre for Strategic Risk and Insurance

University of Bath School of Management University of Bath School of Management


Since 2014 current Research Execellence Framework (REF period) our various research activities have resulted in several publications in leading international academic journals (ABS 3* and 4*) including:

Academic publications 2014 to date:

Professor MB Adams

ABS 4*

Adams, M.B & Jiang, W, 2017. Do Chief Executives affect the financial performance of risk-trading firms? Evidence from the UK insurance industry. British Journal of Management. 28. forthcoming. DOI:10.111/1045-3172.

Adams, M.B., Hoejmose, S. & Kastrinaki, Z. 2017. Corporate philanthropy and risk management: An investigation of reinsurance and charitable giving in insurance firms. Business Ethics Quarterly, 27 (1): pp. 1-37. DOI: 10.1017/beg.2016.94.

ABS 3*

Veprauskaite, E. and Adams, M.B. (2018), The leverage and reinsurance effects on loss reserves in the United Kingdom’s (UK) property-casualty insurance industry, Accounting and Business Research, Vol. 48, in press.

Adams, M., Andersson, L-F., Eriksson, L., Lindmark, M. and Veprauskaite, E. (2018), Managing policy lapse risk in Sweden’s life insurance market between 1915 and 1947, Business History, Vol 59, in press.

Adams, M.B & Jiang, W, 2017 Do financial experts on the board matter? An empirical test from the United Kingdom's non-life insurance industry, Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance. 59, forthcoming, DOI: 10.1145/

Adams, M. B. & Jiang, W. 2016. Do outside directors influence the performance of risk-trading firms? Evidence from the United Kingdom’s (UK) insurance industry. Journal of Banking and Finance, 64: 36-51. DOI: 10.1016/j.bankfin.2016

Upreti, V. & Adams, M. B. 2015. The strategic role of reinsurance in the United Kingdom's (UK) non-life insurance market. Journal of Banking and Finance, 61: 206-219, DOI: 10.1016/j.jbankfin.2015.09.010.

Adams, M. B., Andersson, L. F., Hardwick, P., & Lindmark, M. 2014. Firm size and growth in Sweden's life insurance market between 1855 and 1947: A test of Gibrat's law. Business History, 56(6): 956-974, DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2013.848341.

Abdul Kader, H., Adams, M., Hardwick, P., & Kwon, W. J. 2014. Cost efficiency and board composition under different Takaful insurance business models. International Review of Financial Analysis, 32(1): 60-70, DOI: 10.1016/j.irfa.2013.02.002.

Professor I Tonks

ABS 4*

Bessler, W., D. Blake, P. Lueckoff & I. Tonks, 2017, Fund flows, manager change and performance persistence, Review of Finance. forthcoming,

Rossi, A., D. Blake, A. Timmermann, I. Tonks & R. Wermers, 2017, Networks and Pension Fund Performance. Journal of Financial Economics. forthcoming,

Joyce, M.A.S., Z. Liu &  I. Tonks, 2017, Institutional investors and the QE portfolio balance channel, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking. forthcoming,

Blake, D., T. Caulfield, C. Ioannidis & I. Tonks, 2017, New Evidence on Mutual Fund Out-Performance: A Comparison of Alternative Bootstrap Methods Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. forthcoming

Blake, D., T. Caulfield, C. Ioannidis & I. Tonks, 2014, Improved Inference in the Evaluation of Mutual Fund Performance using Panel Bootstrap Methods, Journal of Econometrics, 183(2): pp. 202-210. DOI: 10.1016/j.jeconom.2014.05.010.

ABS 3*

Cannon, E.S., & I. Tonks, 2016, Cohort mortality risk or adverse selection in annuity markets?, Journal of Public Economics, 141, pp 68-81. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpubeco.2016.07.002.

Dr CG Dawson

ABS 4*

Dawson, C., 2017. Financial Optimism and Entrepreneurial Satisfaction. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. Forthcoming.

Dawson, C., Veliziotis, M. & Hopkins, B. 2017. Understanding the perception of the 'migrant work ethic' . Work, Employment & Society, forthcoming.

Dawson, C., Veliziotis, M., Pacheco, G., & Webber, D. J. 2015. Is temporary employment a cause or consequence of poor mental health? A panel data analysisSocial Science & Medicine, 134: pp.50-58, DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.04.001.

ABS 3*

Dawson, C. 2017. The upside of pessimism - Biased beliefs and the paradox of the contented female. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 135, pp. 215-228.

Dawson, C., Veliziotis, M. & Hopkins, B. 2017. Temporary employment, job satisfaction and subjective well-being. Economic and Industrial Democracy.38 (1). pp. 69-98.

Hopkins, B. and Dawson, C., 2016. Migrant workers and involuntary non-permanent jobs: Agencies as new IR actors? Industrial Relations Journal, 47 (2), pp. 163-180.

Hopkins, B., Dawson, C. and Veliziotis, M., 2016. Absence management of migrant agency workers in the food manufacturing sector. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 27 (10), pp. 1082-1100.

Dawson, C.G and Henley, A. 2015. Gender, risk and venture creation intentions. Journal of Small Business Management, 53 (2), pp. 501-515.

Dawson, C., Henley, A., & Latrielle, P. 2014. Individual motives for choosing self-employment in the UK: Does region matter? Regional Studies, 48(5): 804-822, DOI: 10.1080/00343404.2012.697140.

Dr PL Baker

ABS 3*

Baker, P L. 2017. An analysis of the corporate income tax policy of less developed countries. Scandinavian Journal of Economics. forthcoming.

Dr E. Veprauskaite (External Associate, Nationwide)

ABS 3*

Veprauskaite, E. & Sherris, M. 2014. Reinsurance decisions in life insurance: An empirical test of the risk-return criterion. International Review of Financial Analysis. 35. pp. 128-139.