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Professor Mike Brewer Director of MiSoC, University of Essex

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Email
mbrewer@essex.ac.uk
Telephone
01206 873374
Office
2N2.5A.11
Personal homepage
https://mikebrewereconomics.com/

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 79 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. How taxes and welfare benefits affect work incentives: a life-cycle perspective

      Mike Brewer and Jonathan Shaw

      1. Labour Market
      2. Economics
      3. Welfare Benefits
      4. Taxation
      5. Life Course Analysis
    3. Inference with difference-in-differences revisited

      Mike Brewer, Thomas F. Crossley, and Robert Joyce

      1. Statistical Mathematics
      2. Econometrics
    4. Progression and retention in the labour market: what have we learned from IWC and ERA?

      Mike Brewer and Jonathan Cribb

      1. Lone Parents
      2. Labour Market
      3. Unemployment
      4. Public Policy
      5. Welfare Benefits
      6. Taxation
    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. Income Dynamics
      4. Household Economics
    6. Universal remedy: ensuring Universal Credit is fit for purpose

      Mike Brewer, David Finch, and Daniel Tomlinson

      1. Unemployment
      2. Economics
      3. Poverty
      4. Public Policy
      5. Welfare Benefits
    7. The National Minimum Wage, the National Living Wage and the tax and benefit system

      Mike Brewer and Paola De Agostini

      1. Labour Economics
      2. Households
      3. Poverty
      4. Public Policy
      5. Welfare Benefits
      6. Income Dynamics
      7. Wages And Earnings
      8. Taxation
    8. Improving the measurement of income and spending in surveys

      Mike Brewer

      1. Survey Methodology
      2. Household Economics
      3. Finance
    9. Understanding Society Innovation Panel Wave 9: results from methodological experiments

      Michaela Benzeval, Annamaria Bianchi, Mike Brewer, et al.

    10. Universal pre-school and labor supply of mothers

      Mike Brewer and Sarah Cattan

      1. Education
      2. Labour Market
      3. Public Policy
      4. Childbearing: Fertility
      5. Caregiving
    11. Lone parents, time-limited in-work credits and the dynamics of work and welfare

      Mike Brewer and Jonathan Cribb

      1. Labour Market
      2. Public Policy
      3. Welfare Benefits
    12. Refining the bootstrap methodology for HBAI statistics

      Mike Brewer, Olga Gdula, and Robert Joyce

      1. Statistical Mathematics
      2. Poverty
      3. Income Dynamics
      4. Surveys
    13. Free childcare and parents’ labour supply: is more better?

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

      1. Education
      2. Labour Market
      3. Public Policy
      4. Household Economics
      5. Caregiving
    14. Does free childcare help parents work?

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

      1. Education
      2. Labour Market
      3. Public Policy
      4. Household Economics
      5. Caregiving
    15. Free childcare and parents’ labour supply: is more better?

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

      1. Education
      2. Labour Market
      3. Public Policy
      4. Household Economics
      5. Caregiving

    Media

    Displaying media publications 1 - 15 of 110 in total

    1. Childcare: do UK parents pay the most in the world?

    2. Six-week wait for universal credit set to be reduced

    3. Why are more men filing for divorce than ever before?

    4. 30 hours of free childcare likely to boost parental employment only slightly

    5. 30 hours of free childcare likely to boost parental employment only slightly

    6. The role of the UK tax system in an anti-poverty strategy: new ISER report commissioned by JRF

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

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

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

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

    11. Free childcare pledge needs full funding, experts warn

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

    13. Free nursery places 'make no academic difference'

    14. 'Little impact' from nursery places

    15. 'Little impact' from nursery places


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