William D. Phillips

William D. Phillips
Senior Analyst
Cambridge Office


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


Will Phillips (he/him) is a senior analyst at RAND Europe working in the health and wellbeing research group. His work has spanned a range of topics including transport, education, and health and wellbeing. His primary research interest is in mental health and workpace wellbeing research. He has also developed expertise in methodologies including literature reviews, interview and workshop facilitation, future scenarios, discrete choice modelling and wider econometric methods. 

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

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


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