William D. Phillips

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M.Phil. in economics, University of Cambridge; B.Sc. in mathematical economics and statistics, University of Birmingham


Will Phillips is an analyst at RAND Europe working in the area of home affairs and social policy research. He has worked across a range of topics including transport, defence and security, education, health and wellbeing. He has also developed expertise in methodologies including literature reviews, interview and workshop facilitation, discrete choice modelling, and future scenario development. 

Phillips holds an M.Phil. in economics from the University of Cambridge and a B.Sc. in mathematical economics and statistics from the University of Birmingham. After completing his M.Phil., he worked at a boutique talent strategy consultancy, advising tier one management consultancies on their future business challenges. During his studies, he pursued a wide range of research areas, including in the spheres of democracy, immigration, subjective wellbeing, and behavioural economics.

Selected Publications

Erik Silfversten, William Phillips, Giacomo Persi Paoli, Cosmin Ciobanu, Economics of Vulnerability Disclosure, The European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) (EP-67755), 2018