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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.

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    Publications

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    1. What do we really know about the employment effects of the UK’s National Minimum Wage?

      Mike Brewer, Thomas Crossley, and Federico Zilio

      1. Labour Market
      2. Wages And Earnings
    2. Universal credit and its impact on household incomes: the long and the short of it

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

      1. Households
      2. Poverty
      3. Welfare Benefits
      4. Income Dynamics
      5. Taxation
      6. Life Course Analysis
    3. Progression and retention in the labour market: what have we learned from IWC and ERA?

      Mike Brewer and Jonathan Cribb

      1. Lone Parents
      2. Labour Market
      3. Unemployment
      4. Public Policy
      5. Welfare Benefits
      6. Taxation
    4. Refining the bootstrap methodology for HBAI statistics

      Mike Brewer, Olga Gdula, and Robert Joyce

      1. Statistical Mathematics
      2. Poverty
      3. Income Dynamics
      4. Surveys
    5. Free childcare and parents’ labour supply: is more better?

      Mike Brewer, Sarah Cattan, Claire Crawford, et al.

      1. Education
      2. Labour Market
      3. Public Policy
      4. Household Economics
      5. Caregiving
    6. Free childcare and parents’ labour supply: is more better?

      Mike Brewer, Sarah Cattan, Claire Crawford, et al.

      1. Education
      2. Labour Market
      3. Public Policy
      4. Household Economics
      5. Caregiving
    7. Lone parents, time-limited in-work credits and the dynamics of work and welfare

      Mike Brewer and Jonathan Cribb

      1. Labour Market
      2. Public Policy
      3. Welfare Benefits
    8. 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
    9. 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
    10. Inference with difference-in-differences revisited

      Mike Brewer, Thomas F. Crossley, and Robert Joyce

      1. Statistical Mathematics
      2. Econometrics
    11. Lone Parent Obligations: an impact assessment

      Silvia Avram, Mike Brewer, and Andrea Salvatori

      1. Labour Market
      2. Family Formation And Dissolution
      3. Welfare Benefits
      4. Social Policy
    12. Lone Parent Obligations: an impact assessment: research summary

      Silvia Avram, Mike Brewer, and Andrea Salvatori

      1. Labour Market
      2. Family Formation And Dissolution
      3. Welfare Benefits
      4. Social Policy
    13. How taxes and welfare distort work incentives: static lifecycle and dynamic perspectives

      Mike Brewer, Monica Costa Dias, and Jonathan Shaw

    14. 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
    15. Lifetime inequality and redistribution

      Mike Brewer, Monica Costa Dias, and Jonathan Shaw


    Media

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    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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