Philip is an economic historian with interests in banking, corporate finance, financial economics and corporate governance. His research mostly addresses issues in Dutch financial and business history in the twentieth century. He studies the evolution of corporate decision making using a combination of financial data and archival evidence. Additionally, his research answers contemporary questions on dividend stability, investments and capital structure adjustment.
Philip is a Lecturer in Finance at Queen's University Belfast and a research associate of the university's Centre for Economic History where he is working on the Leverhulme Trust-funded project 'The Rise of Corporate Titans'. In 2020, Philip received the Queen's Merit Award and became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Prior to joining Queen's he was an Assistant Professor of Finance at Utrecht University.