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Professor Mike Brewer Professor of Economics, 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 61 - 75 of 91 in total

    1. Lifetime inequality and redistribution

      Mike Brewer, Monica Costa Dias, and Jonathan Shaw

    2. A dynamic perspective on how the UK personal tax and benefit system affects work incentives and redistributes income

      Mike Brewer, Monica Costa Dias, and Jonathan Shaw

      1. Labour Market
      2. Welfare Benefits
      3. Income Dynamics
      4. Taxation
      5. Life Course Analysis
    3. Benefit integration in the UK: an ex ante analysis of Universal Credit

      Mike Brewer

      1. Welfare Benefits
      2. Taxation
    4. Who gains from growth? Living standards in 2020: Report for the Resolution Foundation, prepared by Institute for Employment Research and Institute for Fiscal Studies

      Mike Brewer, Lynn Gambin, Robert Joyce, et al.

      1. Economics
      2. Living Standards
      3. Income Dynamics
    5. Accounting for changes in income inequality: decomposition analyses for Great Britain, 1968-2009

      Mike Brewer and Liam Wren-Lewis

      1. Income Dynamics
      2. Wages And Earnings
    6. Ending child poverty by 2020: progress made and lessons learned

      Kitty Stewart, Jonathan Bradshaw, Mark Tomlinson, et al.

      1. Young People
      2. Poverty
      3. Social Policy
    7. Child poverty and financial support for children

      Mike Brewer

      1. Young People
      2. Poverty
      3. Welfare Benefits
    8. The IFS Green Budget: February 2012

      Stuart Adam, Mike Brewer, James Browne, et al.

    9. Withdrawing Child Benefit from better-off families: are there better options?

      Mike Brewer and Robert Joyce

      1. Welfare Benefits
      2. Taxation
    10. Are you sure that’s the answer? Uncertainty in evaluation questions

      Mike Brewer

      1. Public Policy
      2. Research
    11. Developing effective ex ante social impact assessment with a focus on methodology, tools and data sources, Brussels, 17-18 November 2011: synthesis report

      Mike Brewer

      1. Law And Legislation
      2. Labour Market
      3. Social Policy
    12. 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
    13. 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
    14. 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
    15. 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

    Media

    Displaying media publications 16 - 30 of 119 in total

    1. Separation effects: do women and children fare the worst financially after family separation?

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

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

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

    5. Free childcare pledge needs full funding, experts warn

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

    7. Free nursery places 'make no academic difference'

    8. 'Little impact' from nursery places

    9. 'Little impact' from nursery places

    10. 'Little impact' from nursery places

    11. 'Little impact' from nursery places

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

    13. Universal Credit ‘risks substantial cost to taxpayer’

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

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


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