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Professor Mike Brewer Director of MiSoC

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Email
mbrewer@essex.ac.uk
Telephone
01206 873374
Office
2N2.5A.11

Curriculum vitae


Research Interests

  • labour economics, and especially evaluating the impact of labour market or welfare interventions
  • inequality, poverty and measuring household living standards

  • microsimulation and labour supply modelling, especially of families with children

  • dynamics of family formation, and impacts of parental separation

Mike's main research interests are in how welfare benefits, labour market programmes, childcare provision and the tax system affects decisions made by households. He is also interested in poverty and inequality, and ways of measuring household living standards. He has been a long-time proponent of a simpler and more integrated welfare system, and his work on an integrated benefit system has been acknowledged as having informed current government policy.

View Mike's earlier publications


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    Publications

    Displaying publications 1 - 15 of 62 in total

    1. Can’t work or won’t work: quasi-experimental evidence on work search requirements for single parents

      Silvia Avram, Mike Brewer, and Andrea Salvatori

      1. Disability
      2. Labour Market
      3. Unemployment
      4. Childbearing: Fertility
      5. Welfare Benefits
    2. Accounting for changes in income inequality: decomposition analyses for the UK, 1978-2008

      Mike Brewer and Liam Wren-Lewis

      1. Income Dynamics
      2. Wages And Earnings
    3. Family instability throughout childhood: new estimates from the British Household Panel Survey and Understanding Society

      Mike Brewer and Alita Nandi

      1. Social Change
      2. Young People
      3. Family Formation And Dissolution
    4. New ways of looking at poverty

      Mike Brewer

      1. Poverty
      2. Research
    5. Why are households that report the lowest incomes so well-off?

      Mike Brewer, Ben Etheridge, and Cormac O'Dea

      1. Poverty
      2. Living Standards
      3. Household Economics
    6. The impact of free, universal pre-school education on maternal labour supply

      Mike Brewer, Sarah Cattan, Claire Crawford, et al.

      1. Education
      2. Child Development
      3. Labour Economics
      4. Public Policy
      5. Caregiving
    7. Credit where it’s due? Assessing the benefits and risks of Universal Credit. Interim report of the Resolution Foundation expert panel review of UC

      Vidhya Alakeson, Mike Brewer, and David Finch

      1. Public Policy
      2. Welfare Benefits
      3. Government
    8. The feasibility of conducting a Universal Credit panel survey

      Heather Laurie, Nick Buck, Jonathan Burton, et al.

      1. Public Policy
      2. Welfare Benefits
      3. Government
      4. Survey Methodology
      5. Research
    9. Credit crunched: single parents, Universal Credit and the struggle to make work pay

      Mike Brewer and Paola De Agostini

      1. Welfare Benefits
      2. Wages And Earnings
      3. Microsimulation
      4. Taxation
    10. The National Minimum Wage and its interaction with the tax and benefits system: a focus on Universal Credit

      Mike Brewer and Paola De Agostini

      1. Labour Market
      2. Welfare Benefits
      3. Wages And Earnings
      4. Microsimulation
      5. Taxation
    11. The impact of free, universal pre-school education on maternal labour supply

      Mike Brewer, Sarah Cattan, Claire Crawford, et al.

      1. Education
      2. Child Development
      3. Labour Economics
      4. Public Policy
      5. Caregiving
    12. Partnership dissolution: how does it affect income, employment and well-being?

      Mike Brewer and Alita Nandi

      1. Living Standards
      2. Family Formation And Dissolution
      3. Well Being
    13. Econometric analysis of the impacts of Local Housing Allowance reforms on existing claimants

      Mike Brewer, Carl Emmerson, Andrew Hood, et al.

      1. Public Policy
      2. Welfare Benefits
      3. Housing Market
    14. Re-thinking welfare: fair, personal and simple

      Martyn Evans, Mike Brewer, Jon Kvist, et al.

      1. Politics
      2. Public Policy
      3. Welfare Benefits
    15. The impact of free early education for 3 year olds in England

      Mike Brewer, Sarah Cattan, Claire Crawford, et al.

      1. Education
      2. Child Development
      3. Labour Economics
      4. Public Policy
      5. Caregiving

    Media

    Displaying media publications 1 - 15 of 104 in total

    1. Separation effects: do women and children fare the worst financially after family separation?

    2. New ways of measuring poverty - Professor Mike Brewer describes ISER’s innovative approaches to analysing poverty data

    3. Why doesn’t a higher minimum wage help the poor more?

    4. Credit where taxes are due: reducing wage subsidies would hurt workers more than their employers

    5. Free childcare pledge needs full funding, experts warn

    6. Free nursery places have 'no educational benefit', research shows

    7. Free nursery places 'make no academic difference'

    8. 'Little impact' from nursery places

    9. 'Little impact' from nursery places

    10. 'Little impact' from nursery places

    11. 'Little impact' from nursery places

    12. Universal credit flaws make shorter hours better for some, says review

    13. Universal Credit ‘risks substantial cost to taxpayer’

    14. Free childcare for 3 year olds: no long term benefits for child development

    15. England’s free nursery places deliver no long-term benefits, say studies


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