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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 all 11 publications

    1. 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
    2. 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
    3. Inference with difference-in-differences revisited

      Mike Brewer, Thomas F. Crossley, and Robert Joyce

      1. Statistical Mathematics
      2. Econometrics
    4. 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
    5. 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
    6. 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
    7. 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
    8. Are you sure that’s the answer? Uncertainty in evaluation questions

      Mike Brewer

      1. Public Policy
      2. Research
    9. Universal Credit: a preliminary analysis of its impact on incomes and work incentives

      Mike Brewer, James Browne, and Wenchao Jin

      1. Welfare Benefits
      2. Taxation
    10. Does welfare reform affect fertility? Evidence from the U.K.

      Mike Brewer, Anita Ratcliffe, and Sarah Smith

      1. Demography
      2. Welfare Benefits
    11. Britain's war on poverty

      Mike Brewer


    Media

    Displaying media publications 1 - 15 of 110 in total

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

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

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

    4. 30 hours of free childcare likely to boost parental employment only slightly

    5. 30 hours of free childcare likely to boost parental employment only slightly

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

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

    8. New ways of measuring poverty - Professor Mike Brewer describes ISER’s innovative approaches to analysing poverty data

    9. Why doesn’t a higher minimum wage help the poor more?

    10. Credit where taxes are due: reducing wage subsidies would hurt workers more than their employers

    11. Free childcare pledge needs full funding, experts warn

    12. Free nursery places have 'no educational benefit', research shows

    13. Free nursery places 'make no academic difference'

    14. 'Little impact' from nursery places

    15. 'Little impact' from nursery places


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