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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 76 - 84 of 84 in total

    1. 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
    2. Does welfare reform affect fertility? Evidence from the U.K.

      Mike Brewer, Anita Ratcliffe, and Sarah Smith

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

      Mike Brewer

    4. 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
    5. Micro-simulating child poverty in 2010 and 2020

      Mike Brewer, James Browne, Robert Joyce, et al.

      1. Poverty
      2. Welfare Benefits
    6. Micro-simulating Child Poverty in Great Britain in 2010 and 2020

      Mike Brewer, James Browne, and Holly Sutherland

    7. Microsimulating Child Poverty in 2010 and 2020

      Mike Brewer, James Browne, and Holly Sutherland

    8. The short and longer term impacts of the recession on the UK income distribution

      Mike Brewer, James Browne, Robert Joyce, et al.

    9. 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

    Media

    Displaying media publications 106 - 118 of 118 in total

    1. If the Tories won't cut middle-class benefits...then they certainly shouldn't be planning a £25 billion raid on the poorest in Britain

    2. Why Gran is better than nursery at teaching a child to talk

    3. Children looked after by their grandparents often develop better than those put in nurseries

    4. Working women key to rise in living standards

    5. Tories discover poverty at least, but is it all in the family?

    6. Inequality in the UK: the data behind the National Equality

    7. Ending child poverty in a changing economy

    8. Child poverty research

    9. Brown 'will miss targets on reducing child poverty'

    10. Majority of children living in poverty have at least one parent in work, says study

    11. Billions needed to meet child poverty target, warns Joseph Rowntree Foundation

    12. Child poverty pledge needs extra £4.2bn

    13. Investment needed to tackle child poverty


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