Keith Phillips, M.A.

Associate Professor of Practice in Economics


  • Ph.D. Southern Methodist University
  • M.A. University of Missouri at Columbia
  • B.A. University of Missouri at Columbia
  • Bachelor of Journalism University of Missouri at Columbia


Keith Phillips joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas in January 1984 and is currently their Assistant Vice President and Senior Economist.

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. Over the past eighteen years, he has been the most accurate forecaster for Texas job growth in the Western Blue Chip Economic Forecast.

In August 1996, Phillips was transferred to the San Antonio branch in an effort to improve the regional economic coverage of the Dallas office and to better serve the needs of the South Texas community. In 2019, Phillips was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Labor to serve on the Bureau of Labor Statistics Technical Advisory Committee where he provides advice and recommendations on the technical aspects of data collection and the formulation of economic measures. He obtained his Ph.D. in economics from Southern Methodist University and holds a B.A. and M.A. in Economics and a Bachelor of Journalism degree in News/Editorial from the University of Missouri at Columbia.