Brian Phillips

Brian Phillips
Senior Quantitative Analyst


M.P.A. in economics and public policy, Princeton School of Public and International Affairs; B.A. in political science; history; Hispanic studies, University of Pennsylvania


Brian Phillips is a senior quantitative analyst at the RAND Corporation. His research spans a wide range of policy areas, with a particular focus on education, workforce development, and labor markets. Recent projects have included analyses of pathways into postsecondary education and the workforce including dual enrollment and career and technical education programs; other educational program evaluations utilizing experimental, quasi-experimental, and mixed (quantitative/qualitative) methods; and analyses of a diverse array of workforces in the public and private sectors including a set of projects focused on the Pittsburgh region. Prior projects have included economic impact analyses, work related to COVID-19 including on testing programs in K–12 schools and an initiative aiming to promote equitable vaccination, and two congressionally mandated reports for the Federal Aviation Administration.

Prior to joining RAND, Phillips worked for several committees of the U.S. Congress, most recently serving as a senior policy advisor for the Joint Economic Committee. He earned his M.P.A. in economics and public policy from the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and his B.A. in political science, history, and Hispanic studies from the University of Pennsylvania.