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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 61 - 75 of 84 in total

    1. The IFS Green Budget: February 2012

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

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

      Mike Brewer and Robert Joyce

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

      Mike Brewer

      1. Public Policy
      2. Research
    4. 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
    5. 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
    6. 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
    7. 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
    8. 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
    9. Measuring living standards with income and consumption: evidence from the UK

      Mike Brewer and Cormac O'Dea

      1. Living Standards
      2. Income Dynamics
    10. 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.

    11. 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
    12. Child and working-age poverty from 2010 to 2020

      Mike Brewer, James Browne, and Robert Joyce

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

      Mike Brewer, James Browne, and Robert Joyce

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

      Mike Brewer, James Browne, and Robert Joyce

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

      Mike Brewer and Claire Crawford


    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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