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David Phillips
Senior research economist
MSc (Distinction) Economics, UCL, 2007 - 2009
BA (Hons) Economics (I), Cambridge University, 2006

David is a Senior Research Economist, currently working in the Direct Tax and Welfare sector and the Centre for the Evaluation of Development Policy (EDePo@IFS). Most of David's work is arranged around the broad themes of poverty, inequality and the tax and benefit system and includes projects both in the UK and in middle income countries. Recent projects include analysis of the distributional and behavioural impacts of tax reforms in Mexico and El Salvador for the World Bank; an assessment of the impact of welfare reforms on labour supply in Wales; and analysis of poverty and inequality in the UK.He is also working with Magali Beffy, Guy Laroque and Costas Meghir on models of family labour supply, a piece of work that has grown out of his work for the Mirrlees Review. More recent research interests include local government spending and the analysis of fiscal issues in the devolved nations of the UK, especially those related to the Scottish independence debate. He also has experience analysing social capital, human capital and consumer demand.

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David Phillips, March 2014,  Personal tax and welfare measures Presentations
Andrew Hood, Robert Joyce and David Phillips, February 2014,  Policies to help the low paid Book Chapters
David Phillips, December 2013,  Living Standards Presentations
Stuart Adam and David Phillips, November 2013,  The White Paper: tax and welfare Newspaper Articles
Paul Johnson and David Phillips, October 2013,  How public spending in Scotland may be affected by independence External publications , British Politics and Policy at LSE
Benjamin Deaner and David Phillips, September 2013,  Scenarios for the Welsh Government Budget to 2025-26 IFS Reports , R83 , Insitute for Fiscal Studies
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