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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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    1. Reforms could increase child poverty

      Mike Brewer, James Browne, and Robert Joyce

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

      Mike Brewer, James Browne, and Robert Joyce


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    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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