David Phillips, PhD
Assistant Professor of Economics
Georgetown University, 2012
Butler University, 2007
Area of Expertise:
•Health systems in developing countries
•Urban poverty in the United States
•Field experiments and quasi-experimental methods
•Interaction of migration and development
•"Wage and Health Worker Retention:
Evidence from Public Sector Wage Reforms in Ghana"
•"Getting to Work: Experimental Evidence on Job Search and Transportation
•"Health Care Worker Wages Before and After the Salary Rationalization
Program of 2006"
•"The Stock of Health Care Workers"
American Economic Association
•Southern Economic Association
•Association of Christian Economists
•Calvin Summer Seminar on the Economics of Global Poverty
•Consultant for the World Bank Africa Technical Health Unit
•Razin Prize for Best Dissertation
•Georgetown University Economics Department
•National Poverty Center Small Grants Competition
Professor Phillips joined the faculty at Hope College
in 2012. Prior to coming to Hope, he completed a Ph.D. in Economics
from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. During this time,
he worked on research in international development and urban
poverty. Much of his time was spent with Jubilee Jobs, a local
non-profit working with urban unemployment and the World Bank's
Africa Technical Health Unit. He has a passion for integrating
faith and social justice, which was influenced by time spent living
in an intentional community and attending the Church of the Saviour
in D.C. Professor Phillips has been married to his wife, Janelle,
for five years. He enjoys competing in most sports and playing
board games of all kinds. He particularly enjoys both watching
and statistical analysis of baseball.
Spring 2013 Office Hours:
Tues, 3-4 pm
Wed, 3-5 pm
or by appt.