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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

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    1. An intergenerational audit for the UK 2020

      Laura Gardiner, Maja Gustafsson, Mike Brewer, et al.

      1. Psychology
      2. Demography
      3. Social Change
      4. Labour Market
      5. Unemployment
      6. Economics
      7. Living Standards
      8. Public Policy
      9. Debt: Indebtedness
      10. Ethnic Groups
      11. Well Being
      12. Health
      13. Life Course Analysis
      14. Housing Market
      15. Social Behaviour
      16. Covid 19
    2. All together now? The impacts of the Government’s coronavirus income support schemes across the age distribution

      Mike Brewer and Karl Handscomb

      1. Labour Market
      2. Public Policy
      3. Welfare Benefits
      4. Income Dynamics
      5. Wages And Earnings
      6. Household Economics
      7. Health
      8. Economic Policy
      9. Covid 19
    3. The truth will out: understanding labour market statistics during the coronavirus crisis

      Mike Brewer, Laura Gardiner, and Karl Handscomb

      1. Statistical Analysis
      2. Labour Market
      3. Unemployment
      4. Economics
      5. Public Policy
      6. Welfare Benefits
      7. Wages And Earnings
      8. Health
      9. Economic Policy
      10. Covid 19
    4. 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
    5. 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
    6. Does free childcare help parents work?

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

      1. Education
      2. Labour Market
      3. Public Policy
      4. Household Economics
      5. Caregiving
    7. The role of the UK tax system in an anti-poverty strategy: economic principles and practical reforms

      Mike Brewer and Ricky Kanabar

      1. Economics
      2. Poverty
      3. Taxation
    8. 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
    9. 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
    10. 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
    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. Credit crunched: single parents, universal credit and the struggle to make work pay

      Mike Brewer and Paola De Agostini

      1. Public Policy
      2. Family Formation And Dissolution
      3. Welfare Benefits
      4. Wages And Earnings
      5. Microsimulation

    Media

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    1. This vilification campaign against the poor is so clever

    2. Tory vilification campaign against the poor is so clever

    3. If the Tories won't cut middle-class benefits...then they certainly shouldn't be planning a £25 billion raid on the poorest in Britain

    4. Why Gran is better than nursery at teaching a child to talk

    5. Children looked after by their grandparents often develop better than those put in nurseries

    6. Working women key to rise in living standards

    7. Tories discover poverty at least, but is it all in the family?

    8. Inequality in the UK: the data behind the National Equality

    9. Ending child poverty in a changing economy

    10. Child poverty research

    11. Brown 'will miss targets on reducing child poverty'

    12. Majority of children living in poverty have at least one parent in work, says study

    13. Billions needed to meet child poverty target, warns Joseph Rowntree Foundation

    14. Child poverty pledge needs extra £4.2bn

    15. Investment needed to tackle child poverty


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