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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

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    1. What do we really know about the employment effects of the UK’s National Minimum Wage?

      Mike Brewer, Thomas Crossley, and Federico Zilio

      1. Labour Market
      2. Wages And Earnings
    2. Universal credit and its impact on household incomes: the long and the short of it

      Mike Brewer, Robert Joyce, Tom Waters, et al.

      1. Households
      2. Poverty
      3. Welfare Benefits
      4. Income Dynamics
      5. Taxation
      6. Life Course Analysis
    3. Progression and retention in the labour market: what have we learned from IWC and ERA?

      Mike Brewer and Jonathan Cribb

      1. Lone Parents
      2. Labour Market
      3. Unemployment
      4. Public Policy
      5. Welfare Benefits
      6. Taxation
    4. Refining the bootstrap methodology for HBAI statistics

      Mike Brewer, Olga Gdula, and Robert Joyce

      1. Statistical Mathematics
      2. Poverty
      3. Income Dynamics
      4. Surveys
    5. Free childcare and parents’ labour supply: is more better?

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

      1. Education
      2. Labour Market
      3. Public Policy
      4. Household Economics
      5. Caregiving
    6. Free childcare and parents’ labour supply: is more better?

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

      1. Education
      2. Labour Market
      3. Public Policy
      4. Household Economics
      5. Caregiving
    7. Lone parents, time-limited in-work credits and the dynamics of work and welfare

      Mike Brewer and Jonathan Cribb

      1. Labour Market
      2. Public Policy
      3. Welfare Benefits
    8. Can’t work or won’t work: quasi-experimental evidence on work search requirements for single parents

      Silvia Avram, Mike Brewer, and Andrea Salvatori

      1. Disability
      2. Labour Market
      3. Unemployment
      4. Childbearing: Fertility
      5. Welfare Benefits
    9. Can’t work or won’t work: quasi-experimental evidence on work search requirements for single parents

      Silvia Avram, Mike Brewer, and Andrea Salvatori

      1. Disability
      2. Labour Market
      3. Unemployment
      4. Childbearing: Fertility
      5. Welfare Benefits
    10. Inference with difference-in-differences revisited

      Mike Brewer, Thomas F. Crossley, and Robert Joyce

      1. Statistical Mathematics
      2. Econometrics
    11. 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
    12. Lone Parent Obligations: an impact assessment: research summary

      Silvia Avram, Mike Brewer, and Andrea Salvatori

      1. Labour Market
      2. Family Formation And Dissolution
      3. Welfare Benefits
      4. Social Policy
    13. How taxes and welfare distort work incentives: static lifecycle and dynamic perspectives

      Mike Brewer, Monica Costa Dias, and Jonathan Shaw

    14. 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
    15. Lifetime inequality and redistribution

      Mike Brewer, Monica Costa Dias, and Jonathan Shaw


    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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