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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

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    1. Improving the measurement of income and spending in surveys

      Mike Brewer

      1. Survey Methodology
      2. Household Economics
      3. Finance
    2. Family instability throughout childhood: new estimates from the British Household Panel Survey and Understanding Society

      Mike Brewer and Alita Nandi

      1. Lone Parents
      2. Social Change
      3. Young People
      4. Family Formation And Dissolution
    3. 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
    4. Why are households that report the lowest incomes so well-off?

      Mike Brewer, Ben Etheridge, and Cormac O'Dea

    5. Starting school and leaving welfare: the impact of public education on lone parents’ welfare receipt

      Mike Brewer and Claire Crawford

    6. The short and longer term impacts of the recession on the UK income distribution

      Mike Brewer, James Browne, Robert Joyce, et al.


    Media

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    1. Poorest will get poorer over next decade, report warns

    2. Income worries

    3. Many poorer by year 2020

    4. Poor 'will pay price' of fixing broken Britain

    5. News in brief: income fear

    6. News round-up 24/9: benefit cuts

    7. Come on you local councillors. Resist these cuts; public services

    8. Rich get richer and poor get poorer: new report on impact of recession

    9. ESRI conference to blow away kite-flying on Budget

    10. Shock new report shows bleak future of divided UK

    11. To share in a recovery, we'll need to rethink how our society works

    12. A fairer future: we need to avert this polarisation of Britain

    13. A tale of two Britains - economic revival won't reduce wealth gap

    14. Lowest incomes set to fall by 15%

    15. Lowest incomes set to fall by 15%


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