Robert Blake

Financial Economist


International Risk Supervision

(202) 649 7155

Robert Blake is a financial economist in the International Risk Supervision division at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). At the OCC, his responsibilities include analyzing the application of international stress testing practices at large, globally active banks; U.S. monetary policy and macroeconomics; global financial markets analysis; and country risk analysis with a current concentration in China.

Prior to joining the OCC in 2021, Dr. Blake held a variety of roles. Most recently, he worked at a financial technology startup specializing in investment analytics; he previously worked as an economist and strategist in the capital markets divisions at State Street, Bank of America, NatWest, and Citibank. Dr. Blake earned a Doctorate in economics from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts with honor in international relations from Michigan State University.

  1. Blake, Robert E. and Clarida, Richard H. (1996). "Real Interest Differentials and Macro Fundamentals: Empirical Estimates." International Journal of Finance and Economics, Vol. 1, No. 2, 103-116.