Robert F. Phillips

Professor of Economics

George Washington University

Mailing Address:

2115 G Street, NW

Suite 340

Washington, DC 20052

Office: 303 Hall of Government

Phone: 202-994-8619

e-mail: rphil@gwu.edu


Areas of Expertise:

  • Panel Data Estimation Methods

  • Computational Methods

  • Partially Adaptive Estimation

  • Switching Regressions

  • Estimation of Mixtures

Experience:

  • Professor of Economics (2000--present), George Washington University.

  • Associate Professor of Economics (1991--2000), George Washington University.

  • Consultant (1997--1998), DRI/McGraw-Hill.

  • Assistant Professor of Economics (1985--1991), George Washington University.

  • Consultant (1987), World Bank.

  • Consultant (1985--1986), United States Bureau of the Census.

  • Research Associate (1984--1985), United States Bureau of the Census.

  • Lecturer (1981--1984), Columbia University.

Administrative Work:

  • Director of Undergraduate Studies (Oct. 2014 -- Sept. 2017), Department of Economics, George Washington University.

  • Director of Masters Program (Jan. 2012—June 2012), Department of Economics, George Washington University.

  • Department Chair (July 2006—Dec. 2010), Department of Economics, George Washington University.

  • Co-Director of Ph.D. Program (Unit I Chair) (July 2003—June 2006), Department of Economics, George Washington University.

  • Co-Director of Ph.D. Program (Unit II Chair) (1993—1997), Department of Economics, George Washington University.

Education:

  • Ph.D. in Economics in 1985, under the direction of Phoebus Dhrymes, Columbia University.

  • M.Phil. in Economics in 1981, Columbia University.

  • M.A. in Economics in 1980, Columbia University.

  • B.A. in Economics and Political Science in 1978, University of California, Berkeley.

Publications:

Working Papers and Manuscripts:

  • Phillips, R. F. (2019). A Comparison of First-Difference and Forward Orthogonal Deviations GMM. ArXiv preprint.

  • Phillips, R. F. (2018). Quantifying the Computational Advantage of Forward Orthogonal Deviations. ArXiv preprint.

  • Phillips, R. F. (2015). Why Do Emissions Growth Rates Differ Across Countries? Manuscript, Department of Economics, George Washington University.

  • Phillips, R. F. (2014). Quasi Maximum-Likelihood Estimation of Dynamic Panel Data Models for Short Time Series. RPF Working Paper No. 2014-006.

  • Phillips, R. F. (2014). Growth and the Environmental Kuznets Curve Hypothesis. Manuscript, Department of Economics, George Washington University.

  • Phillips, R. F. (2010). On Estimating Unbalanced Error-Components Models. Manuscript, Department of Economics, George Washington University.

  • Phillips, R. F. and Yezer, A. M. (2005). Testing for Bias in Testing for Bias. Presented at the 2005 Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management Fall Conference.

  • Phillips, R. F. (1998). Estimation of Random Coefficient Regressions. Manuscript, Department of Economics, George Washington University.

  • Phillips, R. F. (1997). Estimation of General One-Way Error Component Models with GLS and a Generalized EM Algorithm. Manuscript, Department of Economics, George Washington University.

  • Phillips, R. F. and Yezer, A. M. (1996). Mortgage Lending in Boston: Is the Bias at the Banks or in the Estimates? Manuscript, Department of Economics, George Washington University.

  • Phillips, R. F. (1993). Partially Adaptive Estimation via a Normal Mixture: A Generalization. Manuscript, Department of Economics, George Washington University.

  • Phillips, R. F. (1992). Time Series Regression Estimation When the Disturbances are Contaminated. Manuscript, Department of Economics, George Washington University.

  • Phillips, R. F. (1991). Some Asymptotic Properties of the Maximum-Likelihood Estimator for the Regression Variance-Mixture Model. Manuscript, Department of Economics, George Washington University.

  • Phillips, R. F. (1987). A Condition for the Rational Expectations Hypothesis. Discussion Paper 8717, Department of Economics, George Washington University.

  • Phillips, R. F. (1987). Conditioning on Information Sets. Discussion Paper 8701, Department of Economics, George Washington University.

Professional Service:

  • Associate Editor (2018--present), Economics Bulletin.