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Professor Mike Brewer Director of MiSoC, University of Essex

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mbrewer@essex.ac.uk
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01206 873374
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2N2.5A.11
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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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    1. What do we know and what should we do about inequality?

      Mike Brewer

      1. Economics
      2. Public Policy
      3. Income Dynamics
      4. Savings And Assets
      5. Social Stratification

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

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

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

    4. Scottish independence: benefits should be UK-led

    5. Better-off hit hardest by recession initially; poor feeling the squeeze now

    6. Better-off suffered first but the poor now feel the recession biting

    7. Scottish independence: experts chosen to draw up Scots welfare plans

    8. No women on panel designing Scotland's new welfare system

    9. Scottish independence: experts chosen to draw up Scots welfare plans

    10. Scottish independence: experts to examine potential welfare system

    11. Sturgeon unveils panel to find 'Scottish values' alternative to Westminster benefit cuts

    12. Value judgements. What is the best measure of living standards, and does the value of housing play an important role?

    13. Living standards report shows bleak future of a divided Britain: study says rich will get richer and the poor poorer after pounds 10bn welfare cuts

    14. Report forecasts a growing jobs divide

    15. Clegg must make a Left turn to save the Lib Dems from disaster


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