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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.

View Mike's earlier publications


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    Publications

    Displaying publications 31 - 45 of 80 in total

    1. 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
    2. 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
    3. 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
    4. 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
    5. The IFS Green Budget: February 2014

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

      1. Economics
      2. Public Policy
      3. Government
    6. 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
    7. Inference with difference-in-differences revisited

      Mike Brewer, Thomas F. Crossley, and Robert Joyce

      1. Statistical Mathematics
      2. Econometrics
    8. 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
    9. The National Minimum Wage and its interaction with the tax and benefits system: a focus on Universal Credit [research report for the Low Pay Commission]

      Mike Brewer and Paola De Agostini

      1. Welfare Benefits
      2. Wages And Earnings
      3. Microsimulation
      4. Taxation
      5. Economic Policy
    10. Why are households that report the lowest incomes so well-off?

      Mike Brewer, Ben Etheridge, and Cormac O'Dea

    11. Lone Parent Obligations: an impact assessment

      Silvia Avram, Mike Brewer, and Andrea Salvatori

      1. Labour Market
      2. Family Formation And Dissolution
      3. Welfare Benefits
      4. Social Policy
    12. 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
    13. 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
    14. 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
    15. How taxes and welfare distort work incentives: static lifecycle and dynamic perspectives

      Mike Brewer, Monica Costa Dias, and Jonathan Shaw


    Media

    Displaying media publications 76 - 90 of 115 in total

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

    2. Income worries

    3. Many poorer by year 2020

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

    5. News in brief: income fear

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

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

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

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

    10. Shock new report shows bleak future of divided UK

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

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

    13. A tale of two Britains - economic revival won't reduce wealth gap

    14. Lowest incomes set to fall by 15%

    15. Lowest incomes set to fall by 15%


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