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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.

View Mike's earlier publications


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    Publications

    Displaying publications 31 - 45 of 84 in total

    1. The feasibility of conducting a Universal Credit panel survey

      Heather Laurie, Nick Buck, Jonathan Burton, et al.

      1. Public Policy
      2. Welfare Benefits
      3. Government
      4. Survey Methodology
      5. Research
    2. Credit crunched: single parents, Universal Credit and the struggle to make work pay

      Mike Brewer and Paola De Agostini

      1. Welfare Benefits
      2. Wages And Earnings
      3. Microsimulation
      4. Taxation
    3. The National Minimum Wage and its interaction with the tax and benefits system: a focus on Universal Credit

      Mike Brewer and Paola De Agostini

      1. Labour Market
      2. Welfare Benefits
      3. Wages And Earnings
      4. Microsimulation
      5. Taxation
    4. The impact of free, universal pre-school education on maternal labour supply

      Mike Brewer, Sarah Cattan, Claire Crawford, et al.

      1. Education
      2. Child Development
      3. Labour Economics
      4. Public Policy
      5. Caregiving
    5. 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
    6. 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
    7. 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
    8. 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
    9. The IFS Green Budget: February 2014

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

      1. Economics
      2. Public Policy
      3. Government
    10. 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
    11. Inference with difference-in-differences revisited

      Mike Brewer, Thomas F. Crossley, and Robert Joyce

      1. Statistical Mathematics
      2. Econometrics
    12. 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
    13. 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
    14. Why are households that report the lowest incomes so well-off?

      Mike Brewer, Ben Etheridge, and Cormac O'Dea

    15. 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

    Media

    Displaying media publications 16 - 30 of 118 in total

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

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

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

    4. Free childcare pledge needs full funding, experts warn

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

    6. Free nursery places 'make no academic difference'

    7. 'Little impact' from nursery places

    8. 'Little impact' from nursery places

    9. 'Little impact' from nursery places

    10. 'Little impact' from nursery places

    11. Universal credit flaws make shorter hours better for some, says review

    12. Universal Credit ‘risks substantial cost to taxpayer’

    13. Free childcare for 3 year olds: no long term benefits for child development

    14. England’s free nursery places deliver no long-term benefits, say studies

    15. Free childcare for 3-year-olds: no long term benefits for child development


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