David’s research covers household wealth, intergenerational transfers, social mobility, pensions taxation, and health and work at older ages.
Davide is a PhD Student at UCL, interested in political and development economics, focused on long-run growth, violence dynamics, and organized crime.
David is Head of Devolved and Local Government Finance. He also works on tax in developing countries as part of our TaxDev centre.
David is a Professor of Economics at the University of California and an International Fellow of IFS. His research interests include the labour market impacts of immigration; school financing and the distribution of education resources; faculty retirement; causal modelling of education and welfare.
20 July 2022
David is a Research Fellow of the IFS and a Professor in the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia.
David Phillips gave evidence on 26 February 2016 to the Communities and Local Government Committee about the 'devolution revolution'. ...
22 February 2016
IFS researcher David Phillips made a presentation to World Bank economists on the IFS's work on the distributional and behavioural impacts of taxes and benefits in the UK and other countries. The IFS has been working with the Bank on improving the capacity for the quantitative analysis of tax and be...
28 June 2012
The big headline from Wednesday’s autumn statement was a significant upwards revision to government borrowing forecasts over the next few years.
25 November 2016
David Phillips, a senior research economist at IFS, will give evidence to the Scottish Affairs Committee today on welfare in Scotland. ...
29 April 2014
IFS Senior Research Economist David Phillips has been appointed as an advisor to the Tax Advisory Group for Wales. The Group will give advice and support to the Welsh Government in the development of devolved tax policy, its collection and management, and provide advice on the wider impact of Welsh ...
13 February 2014
David Phillips discussed how economics can help inform tax policy, drawing on the IFS' Mirrlees Review
4 March 2020
David Phillips joins Finance & Constitution Committee in the Scottish Parliament as advisor
2 September 2020