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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

    Displaying publications 31 - 45 of 89 in total

    1. 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
    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. New ways of looking at poverty

      Mike Brewer

      1. Poverty
      2. Research
    4. 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
    5. Credit where it’s due? Assessing the benefits and risks of Universal Credit. Interim report of the Resolution Foundation expert panel review of UC

      Vidhya Alakeson, Mike Brewer, and David Finch

      1. Public Policy
      2. Welfare Benefits
      3. Government
    6. The feasibility of conducting a Universal Credit panel survey

      Heather Laurie, Nick Buck, Jonathan Burton, et al.

      1. Public Policy
      2. Welfare Benefits
      3. Government
      4. Survey Methodology
      5. Research
    7. Credit crunched: single parents, Universal Credit and the struggle to make work pay

      Mike Brewer and Paola De Agostini

      1. Welfare Benefits
      2. Wages And Earnings
      3. Microsimulation
      4. Taxation
    8. The National Minimum Wage and its interaction with the tax and benefits system: a focus on Universal Credit

      Mike Brewer and Paola De Agostini

      1. Labour Market
      2. Welfare Benefits
      3. Wages And Earnings
      4. Microsimulation
      5. Taxation
    9. 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
    10. Partnership dissolution: how does it affect income, employment and well-being?

      Mike Brewer and Alita Nandi

      1. Living Standards
      2. Family Formation And Dissolution
      3. Well Being
    11. Econometric analysis of the impacts of Local Housing Allowance reforms on existing claimants

      Mike Brewer, Carl Emmerson, Andrew Hood, et al.

      1. Public Policy
      2. Welfare Benefits
      3. Housing Market
    12. The impact of free early education for 3 year olds in England

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

      1. Education
      2. Child Development
      3. Labour Economics
      4. Public Policy
      5. Caregiving
    13. No new money, yet more generous support for childcare

      Mike Brewer, Sarah Cattan, and Claire Crawford

      1. Young People
      2. Public Policy
      3. Welfare Benefits
      4. Taxation
      5. Caregiving
    14. The IFS Green Budget: February 2014

      Stuart Adam, Abi Adams, Mike Brewer, et al.

      1. Economics
      2. Public Policy
      3. Government
    15. State support for early childhood education and care in England

      Mike Brewer, Sarah Cattan, and Claire Crawford

      1. Childbearing: Fertility
      2. Social Policy
      3. Caregiving

    Media

    Displaying media publications 76 - 90 of 118 in total

    1. 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

    2. 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

    3. This pleb jibe exposes the Tories' Flashman thinking

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

    5. Income worries

    6. Many poorer by year 2020

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

    8. News in brief: income fear

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

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

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

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

    13. Shock new report shows bleak future of divided UK

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

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


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