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Assoc Prof Peter Phillips

Name Peter Phillips
Position Associate Professor (Finance and Banking)
Section School of Business
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 5490
Extension 5490
Email
Qualifications BBus(Hons) USQ , PhD USQ
Homepage https://researchgate.net/profile/Peter_Phillips15
The views expressed on staff homepages may not reflect the views of the University.

Applying decision theory, orthodox and behavioural economics, to the development of better solutions in finance, national security, counter-terrorism and intelligence. Writing market leading resources, including Financial Institutions, Instruments and Markets and the popular accompanying blog site, Ideas in Finance. Organising information flow and decision problem spaces to make decision processes more efficient.


Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Defence Studies ( 160604 )
  • Defence Studies ( 440804 )
  • Behavioural Economics ( 380102 )
  • Financial Economics ( 140207 )
  • Financial Economics ( 380107 )

Research interests
We believe that "thinking about thinking" is central to counter-terrorism, intelligence and national security. Further, we believe that decision theory, including economics and behavioural economics, gives us deep, new ways to think about thinking. By drawing on, synthesising and innovating upon five decades of research in these fields, we present decision frameworks that are both accessible and applicable to problems such as terrorism and espionage. Each article tells a part of our story.

Professional memberships
Member of the Network of European Peace Scientists (NEPS)

Currently teaching courses/programs
Peter has been teaching FIN1101 Introduction to Corporate Finance and ECO3020 Behavioural Economics for a number of years.

Research most recent
Phillips, Peter J. and Pohl, Gabriela (2021) Algorithms, human decision-making and predictive policing. SN Social Sciences, 1 (5):109. pp. 1-21. ISSN 2662-9283

Phillips, Peter J. and Pohl, Gabriela (2021) Behavioural Economics and Terrorism: Law Enforcement and Patterns of Behaviour. Taylor & Francis (Routledge), New York. ISBN 9780367700461

Phillips, Peter J. and Pohl, Gabriela (2021) Countering Intelligence Algorithms: Decision Theory, Design Choices and Counter-AI. The RUSI Journal, 165 (7). pp. 22-32. ISSN 0307-1847


Research most notable
Phillips, Peter J. and Pohl, Gabriela (2021) Behavioural Economics and Terrorism: Law Enforcement and Patterns of Behaviour. Taylor & Francis (Routledge), New York. ISBN 9780367700461

Phillips, P.J. and Pohl, G. (2019). Terrorism Watch Lists, Suspect Ranking and Decision-Making Biases. Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, 42, 898-914.

Phillips, P.J. and Pohl, Gabriela (2017). Terrorist Choice: A Stochastic Dominance and Prospect Theory Analysis. Defence and Peace Economics, 28 (2), 150-164.

Phillips, P.J. (2016). The Economics of Terrorism. Taylor & Francis Routledge, Abingdon, UK and New York, New York.

Phillips, P.J. and Pohl, Gabriela (2014). Prospect Theory and Terrorist Choice. Journal of Applied Economics, Vol. 17, pp. 139-160.


Publications in ePrints

Phillips, Peter J. and Pohl, Gabriela (2021) Algorithms, human decision-making and predictive policing. SN Social Sciences, 1 (5):109. pp. 1-21. ISSN 2662-9283

Phillips, Peter J. and Pohl, Gabriela (2021) Behavioural Economics and Terrorism: Law Enforcement and Patterns of Behaviour. Taylor & Francis (Routledge), New York. ISBN 9780367700461

Phillips, Peter J. and Pohl, Gabriela (2021) Countering Intelligence Algorithms: Decision Theory, Design Choices and Counter-AI. The RUSI Journal, 165 (7). pp. 22-32. ISSN 0307-1847

Phillips, Peter J. and Pohl, Gabriela (2021) Crowd counting: a behavioural economics perspective. Quality and Quantity. pp. 1-18. ISSN 0033-5177

Phillips, Peter J. and Pohl, Gabriela (2021) Disinformation Cascades, Espionage & Counter-Intelligence. The International Journal of Intelligence, Security, and Public Affairs, 23 (1). pp. 34-47. ISSN 2380-0992

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Approved research supervisor in the area of:

  • Defence Studies ( 160604 )
  • Defence Studies ( 440804 )
  • Behavioural Economics ( 380102 )
  • Financial Economics ( 140207 )
  • Financial Economics ( 380107 )