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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

    Displaying publications 46 - 60 of 84 in total

    1. 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
    2. The short- and medium-term impacts of the recession on the UK income distribution

      Mike Brewer, James Browne, Andrew Hood, et al.

      1. Economics
      2. Poverty
      3. Household Economics
    3. The Expert Working Group on Welfare May 2013 report

      Darra Singh, Mike Brewer, Martyn Evans, et al.

      1. Politics
      2. Public Policy
      3. Welfare Benefits
    4. How taxes and welfare distort work incentives: static lifecycle and dynamic perspectives

      Mike Brewer, Monica Costa Dias, and Jonathan Shaw

    5. Monitoring the impact of changes to the Local Housing Allowance system of Housing Benefit: interim report

      Ian Cole, Christina Beatty, Mike Brewer, et al.

      1. Public Policy
      2. Welfare Benefits
      3. Housing Market
    6. The impact of LHA reforms on entitlements, rents and property type for new claimants

      Mike Brewer, James Browne, Carl Emmerson, et al.

      1. Public Policy
      2. Welfare Benefits
      3. Housing Market
    7. Monitoring the impact of changes to the Local Housing Allowance system of Housing Benefit - Research summary -

      Christina Beatty, Ian Cole, Ryan Powell, et al.

      1. Public Policy
      2. Welfare Benefits
      3. Housing Market
    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. Household Economics
    9. Lifetime inequality and redistribution

      Mike Brewer, Monica Costa Dias, and Jonathan Shaw

    10. A dynamic perspective on how the UK personal tax and benefit system affects work incentives and redistributes income

      Mike Brewer, Monica Costa Dias, and Jonathan Shaw

      1. Labour Market
      2. Welfare Benefits
      3. Income Dynamics
      4. Taxation
      5. Life Course Analysis
    11. Benefit integration in the UK: an ex ante analysis of Universal Credit

      Mike Brewer

      1. Welfare Benefits
      2. Taxation
    12. Who gains from growth? Living standards in 2020: Report for the Resolution Foundation, prepared by Institute for Employment Research and Institute for Fiscal Studies

      Mike Brewer, Lynn Gambin, Robert Joyce, et al.

      1. Economics
      2. Living Standards
      3. Income Dynamics
    13. Accounting for changes in income inequality: decomposition analyses for Great Britain, 1968-2009

      Mike Brewer and Liam Wren-Lewis

      1. Income Dynamics
      2. Wages And Earnings
    14. Ending child poverty by 2020: progress made and lessons learned

      Kitty Stewart, Jonathan Bradshaw, Mark Tomlinson, et al.

      1. Young People
      2. Poverty
      3. Social Policy
    15. Child poverty and financial support for children

      Mike Brewer

      1. Young People
      2. Poverty
      3. Welfare Benefits

    Media

    Displaying media publications 1 - 15 of 118 in total

    1. Inequality in the OECD is at a record high – and society is suffering as a result

    2. The rich v the rest: a rare peep at the finances of Britain’s 0.01%

    3. Five reasons inequality is among the most pressing issues of our times

    4. Almost two million adults will be £1,000 a year worse off under Universal Credit

    5. Universal credit to see 1.9 million people lose more than £1,000 per year, IFS finds

    6. Millions of claimants ‘will be poorer under universal credit’

    7. Almost 2m people will lose £1,000 a year with universal credit – study

    8. Universal Credit set to leave 1.9million people worse off by £1,000 a year

    9. Childcare: do UK parents pay the most in the world?

    10. Six-week wait for universal credit set to be reduced

    11. Why are more men filing for divorce than ever before?

    12. 30 hours of free childcare likely to boost parental employment only slightly

    13. 30 hours of free childcare likely to boost parental employment only slightly

    14. The role of the UK tax system in an anti-poverty strategy: new ISER report commissioned by JRF

    15. Separation effects: do women and children fare the worst financially after family separation?


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