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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 publications 61 - 75 of 80 in total

    1. Poverty and inequality in 2020: impact of changes in the structure of employment

      Mike Brewer, Andy Dickerson, Lynn Gambin, et al.

      1. Labour Market
      2. Poverty
    2. Why did Britain’s households get richer? Decomposing UK household income growth between 1968 and 2008–09

      Mike Brewer and Liam Wren-Lewis

      1. Income Dynamics
      2. Wages And Earnings
      3. Household Economics
    3. The role of informal childcare: a synthesis and critical review of the evidence

      Caroline Bryson, Mike Brewer, Luke Sibieta, et al.

      1. Older People
      2. Child Development
      3. Caregiving
    4. 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
    5. Measuring living standards with income and consumption: evidence from the UK

      Mike Brewer and Cormac O'Dea

      1. Living Standards
      2. Income Dynamics
    6. The impact of a time-limited, targeted in-work benefit in the medium-term: an evaluation of In Work Credit

      Mike Brewer, James Browne, Haroon Chowdry, et al.

    7. Why did Britain's households get richer? Decomposing UK household income growth between 1968 and 2008-09 (IFS analysis for the Resolution Foundation)

      Mike Brewer and Liam Wren-Lewis

      1. Income Dynamics
      2. Household Economics
    8. Child and working-age poverty from 2010 to 2020

      Mike Brewer, James Browne, and Robert Joyce

      1. Poverty
      2. Social Policy
    9. Reforms could increase child poverty

      Mike Brewer, James Browne, and Robert Joyce

    10. UK seeing a big rise in poverty, says IFS

      Mike Brewer, James Browne, and Robert Joyce

    11. Starting school and leaving welfare: the impact of public education on lone parents’ welfare receipt

      Mike Brewer and Claire Crawford

    12. The impact of a time-limited, targeted in-work benefit in the medium-term: an evaluation of In Work Credit

      Mike Brewer, James Browne, Haroon Chowdry, et al.

      1. Social Groups
      2. Welfare Benefits
      3. Social Policy
    13. Does welfare reform affect fertility? Evidence from the U.K.

      Mike Brewer, Anita Ratcliffe, and Sarah Smith

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

      Mike Brewer

    15. An anatomy of economic inequality in the UK: report of the National Equality Panel

      John Hills, Mike Brewer, Stephen P. Jenkins, et al.

      1. Economics
      2. Income Dynamics

    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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