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Professor Mike Brewer Director of MiSoC, University of Essex

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

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    Publications

    Displaying publications 76 - 82 of 82 in total

    1. Britain's war on poverty

      Mike Brewer

    2. An anatomy of economic inequality in the UK: report of the National Equality Panel

      John Hills, Mike Brewer, Stephen P. Jenkins, et al.

      1. Economics
      2. Income Dynamics
    3. Micro-simulating child poverty in 2010 and 2020

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

      1. Poverty
      2. Welfare Benefits
    4. Micro-simulating Child Poverty in Great Britain in 2010 and 2020

      Mike Brewer, James Browne, and Holly Sutherland

    5. Microsimulating Child Poverty in 2010 and 2020

      Mike Brewer, James Browne, and Holly Sutherland

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

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

    7. 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

    Media

    Displaying media publications 46 - 60 of 115 in total

    1. Gingerbread report examines the effect of universal credit on single families

    2. Gingerbread: working single parents will be worse off under Universal Credit

    3. David Cameron’s flagship welfare reform was supposed to make work pay, instead he’s clobbering working parents - Reeves

    4. Universal credit must make work pay for single parents

    5. Credit crunched: single parents, universal credit and the struggle to make work pay

    6. Scottish Parliamentary diary

    7. Getting more single parents into work 'could save UK £436m a year'

    8. Spending review: single parents can play a role in growth

    9. Gingerbread calls for support to help single parents into work

    10. National media briefing...Gingerbread: charities in today's national news: getting more single parents into work could save the UK £436m a year

    11. Benefits could switch easily after Yes vote

    12. Benefits could switch easily after a Yes vote, say SNP expert group

    13. Scottish independence: 'Retain welfare set-up for transitional period'

    14. Edinburgh: Deputy First Minister to respond to first official report from expert working group on welfare

    15. Share welfare system with the UK – experts’ advice for an independent Scotland


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