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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/

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

    Displaying media publications 61 - 75 of 115 in total

    1. Scottish independence: benefits should be UK-led

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

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

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

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

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

    7. Scottish independence: experts to examine potential welfare system

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

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

    10. 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

    11. Report forecasts a growing jobs divide

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

    13. This pleb jibe exposes the Tories' Flashman thinking: Cameron and Mitchell rule for 'people like us'. The Lib Dems should never be complicit in their attacks on the poor

    14. Nick Clegg must make a Left turn to save the Lib Dems from disaster; the party's voters won't allow a deal with the Tories in 2015 - it's time to make eyes at Labour

    15. This pleb jibe exposes the Tories' Flashman thinking


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