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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
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https://mikebrewereconomics.com/

Curriculum vitae


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 46 - 60 of 79 in total

    1. The impact of LHA reforms on entitlements, rents and property type for new claimants

      Mike Brewer, James Browne, Carl Emmerson, et al.

      1. Public Policy
      2. Welfare Benefits
      3. Housing Market
    2. Monitoring the impact of changes to the Local Housing Allowance system of Housing Benefit - Research summary -

      Christina Beatty, Ian Cole, Ryan Powell, et al.

      1. Public Policy
      2. Welfare Benefits
      3. Housing Market
    3. 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
    4. Lifetime inequality and redistribution

      Mike Brewer, Monica Costa Dias, and Jonathan Shaw

    5. 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
    6. Benefit integration in the UK: an ex ante analysis of Universal Credit

      Mike Brewer

      1. Welfare Benefits
      2. Taxation
    7. 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
    8. 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
    9. 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
    10. Child poverty and financial support for children

      Mike Brewer

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

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

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

      Mike Brewer and Robert Joyce

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

      Mike Brewer

      1. Public Policy
      2. Research
    14. 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
    15. 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

    Media

    Displaying media publications 31 - 45 of 110 in total

    1. Call for 'fairer' welfare system

    2. Scottish independence: carers could get more money post-Yes

    3. Still not half way there yet on planned spending cuts

    4. Economic recovery: 'end in sight' for austerity

    5. No clear political winners in IFS economic analysis

    6. Osborne 'faces big cuts challenge'

    7. Opinion: who will the recession hurt most?

    8. Universal credit pushes poor single parents into further poverty: new study for Gingerbread

    9. Working single parents will be worse off under universal credit

    10. Working single parents will be 'biggest losers' under universal credit

    11. Gingerbread report examines the effect of universal credit on single families

    12. Gingerbread: working single parents will be worse off under Universal Credit

    13. David Cameron’s flagship welfare reform was supposed to make work pay, instead he’s clobbering working parents - Reeves

    14. Universal credit must make work pay for single parents

    15. Credit crunched: single parents, universal credit and the struggle to make work pay


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