Llad Phillips

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February 25, 1935 - August 20, 2017

On August 20, 2017, Llad Phillips, 82, husband, father, grandfather, professor of economics, avid sailor, connoisseur of fine wine, aged scotch and excellent tequila, and good friend, passed away.

Llad obtained his Doctorate in Economics from Harvard University in 1969. Upon graduation, he spent his entire academic career in the Economics Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara. While at UCSB, he published widely on the economics of crime and justice, deterrence, and population demographics with Harold L. Votey Jr. and William S. Comanor, his long-time colleagues and best of friends. In addition to his academic work, Llad served as Chair of the Economics Department and Provost of the College of Letters of Arts and Science, and co-founded the UCSB Economic Forecast Project.

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