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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/

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 1 - 15 of 82 in total

    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
    2. 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
    3. 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
    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. 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
    8. 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
    9. Universal remedy: ensuring Universal Credit is fit for purpose

      Mike Brewer, David Finch, and Daniel Tomlinson

      1. Unemployment
      2. Economics
      3. Poverty
      4. Public Policy
      5. Welfare Benefits
    10. The National Minimum Wage, the National Living Wage and the tax and benefit system

      Mike Brewer and Paola De Agostini

      1. Labour Economics
      2. Households
      3. Poverty
      4. Public Policy
      5. Welfare Benefits
      6. Income Dynamics
      7. Wages And Earnings
      8. Taxation
    11. Improving the measurement of income and spending in surveys

      Mike Brewer

      1. Survey Methodology
      2. Household Economics
      3. Finance
    12. Understanding Society Innovation Panel Wave 9: results from methodological experiments

      Michaela Benzeval, Annamaria Bianchi, Mike Brewer, et al.

    13. 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
    14. 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
    15. Refining the bootstrap methodology for HBAI statistics

      Mike Brewer, Olga Gdula, and Robert Joyce

      1. Statistical Mathematics
      2. Poverty
      3. Income Dynamics
      4. Surveys

    Media

    Displaying media publications 76 - 90 of 115 in total

    1. Poorest will get poorer over next decade, report warns

    2. Income worries

    3. Many poorer by year 2020

    4. Poor 'will pay price' of fixing broken Britain

    5. News in brief: income fear

    6. News round-up 24/9: benefit cuts

    7. Come on you local councillors. Resist these cuts; public services

    8. Rich get richer and poor get poorer: new report on impact of recession

    9. ESRI conference to blow away kite-flying on Budget

    10. Shock new report shows bleak future of divided UK

    11. To share in a recovery, we'll need to rethink how our society works

    12. A fairer future: we need to avert this polarisation of Britain

    13. A tale of two Britains - economic revival won't reduce wealth gap

    14. Lowest incomes set to fall by 15%

    15. Lowest incomes set to fall by 15%


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