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Professor Mike Brewer Professor of Economics, University of Essex

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

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

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    1. A method for decomposing the impact of reforms on the long-run income distribution, with an application to universal credit

      Mike Brewer, Robert Joyce, Tom Waters, et al.

      1. Economics
      2. Poverty
      3. Public Policy
      4. Welfare Benefits
      5. Income Dynamics
      6. Taxation
      7. Life Course Analysis
      8. Surveys
    2. In-work credits in the UK and the US

      Mike Brewer and Hilary Hoynes

      1. Labour Market
      2. Households
      3. Economics
      4. Poverty
      5. Public Policy
      6. Welfare Benefits
    3. The curious incidence of rent subsidies: evidence of heterogeneity from administrative data

      Mike Brewer, James Browne, Carl Emmerson, et al.

      1. Economics
      2. Housing Market
    4. 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
    5. 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
    6. Inference with difference-in-differences revisited

      Mike Brewer, Thomas F. Crossley, and Robert Joyce

      1. Statistical Mathematics
      2. Econometrics
    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. Income Dynamics
      4. Household Economics
    8. 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
    9. 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
    10. The short- and medium-term impacts of the recession on the UK income distribution

      Mike Brewer, James Browne, Andrew Hood, et al.

      1. Economics
      2. Poverty
      3. Household Economics
    11. Are you sure that’s the answer? Uncertainty in evaluation questions

      Mike Brewer

      1. Public Policy
      2. Research
    12. Universal Credit: a preliminary analysis of its impact on incomes and work incentives

      Mike Brewer, James Browne, and Wenchao Jin

      1. Welfare Benefits
      2. Taxation
    13. Does welfare reform affect fertility? Evidence from the U.K.

      Mike Brewer, Anita Ratcliffe, and Sarah Smith

      1. Demography
      2. Welfare Benefits
    14. Britain's war on poverty

      Mike Brewer


    Media

    Displaying media publications 46 - 60 of 118 in total

    1. Universal credit pushes poor single parents into further poverty: new study for Gingerbread

    2. Working single parents will be worse off under universal credit

    3. Working single parents will be 'biggest losers' under universal credit

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

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

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

    7. Universal credit must make work pay for single parents

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

    9. Scottish Parliamentary diary

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

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

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

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

    14. Benefits could switch easily after Yes vote

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


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