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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 1 - 15 of 84 in total

    1. Household income volatility in the UK, 2009-2017

      Silvia Avram, Mike Brewer, Paul Fisher, et al.

      1. Households
      2. Economics
      3. Income Dynamics
    2. Top incomes in the UK: analysis of the 2015-16 Survey of Personal Incomes

      Mike Brewer and Claudia Samano Robles

      1. Demography
      2. Economics
      3. Income Dynamics
      4. Savings And Assets
      5. Taxation
      6. Surveys
    3. 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
    4. 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
    5. 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
    6. 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
    7. 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
    8. Inference with difference-in-differences revisited

      Mike Brewer, Thomas F. Crossley, and Robert Joyce

      1. Statistical Mathematics
      2. Econometrics
    9. 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
    10. 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
    11. 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
    12. 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
    13. Improving the measurement of income and spending in surveys

      Mike Brewer

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

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

    15. 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

    Media

    Displaying media publications 61 - 75 of 118 in total

    1. Scottish independence: 'Retain welfare set-up for transitional period'

    2. Edinburgh: Deputy First Minister to respond to first official report from expert working group on welfare

    3. Share welfare system with the UK – experts’ advice for an independent Scotland

    4. Scottish independence: benefits should be UK-led

    5. Better-off hit hardest by recession initially; poor feeling the squeeze now

    6. Better-off suffered first but the poor now feel the recession biting

    7. Scottish independence: experts chosen to draw up Scots welfare plans

    8. No women on panel designing Scotland's new welfare system

    9. Scottish independence: experts chosen to draw up Scots welfare plans

    10. Scottish independence: experts to examine potential welfare system

    11. Sturgeon unveils panel to find 'Scottish values' alternative to Westminster benefit cuts

    12. Value judgements. What is the best measure of living standards, and does the value of housing play an important role?

    13. Living standards report shows bleak future of a divided Britain: study says rich will get richer and the poor poorer after pounds 10bn welfare cuts

    14. Report forecasts a growing jobs divide

    15. Clegg must make a Left turn to save the Lib Dems from disaster


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