Alban William Housego Phillips, 1914-1975 was a New Zealander economist and Professor at the London School of Economics. Phillips was a follower of Keynesianism and published several articles in which he used mathematically based models to analyse the relations between the Keynesian multiplier and the accelerator effect. However, Phillips is best known worldwide for his famous Phillips curve.
In 1958 he published his article “The Relation between Unemployment and the Rate of Change of Money Wages Rates in the United Kingdom, 1861-1957” in Economica. In this article he provides evidence of the relationship between unemployment and the rate of change of money wages and the basis of what is known as the Phillips Curve.