Keith Phillips is the assistant vice president at the San Antonio branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. He joined the Federal Reserve Bank in January 1984. He joined the San Antonio branch in 1996 in order to improve the regional economic coverage of the Federal Reserve and to better serve the needs of the South Texas community.
His areas of concentration include regional economics and economic forecasting. Phillips has published numerous articles on economic topics in Dallas Fed publications and academic journals. Research Papers in Economics, which tracks publications in economics, ranks Phillips in the top five percent of economists across the world in terms of the number of distinct publications.
He is a contributing member of the Western Blue Chip Economic Forecasting Group, where he has been the most accurate out of eight Texas forecasters for nine out of the past 16 years. His research and analysis have been covered in CNN, The News Hour with Jim Lehrer, USA Today, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, MSNBC and in media throughout Texas.