Philip Armour is an associate economist at the RAND Corporation and a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. His research spans diverse areas of public policy, including the roles information can play in the Social Security system, employment responses to incentives in the U.S. disability system, how families mix work with food stamp receipt, and definitional issues in measuring trends in income inequality. His work has employed techniques ranging from laboratory and field experiments to reduced form policy analysis to structural econometric methods. For his dissertation, Armour explored the effect of the Social Security statement's introduction on disability insurance application behavior as well as the labor supply of workers approaching retirement. He also has worked as a summer associate for the Congressional Budget Office, a research associate for the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and a research assistant for a European Commission research agenda on social entrepreneurship in the EU. He earned an M.Sc. in econometrics from the London School of Economics and his Ph.D. in economics from Cornell University.