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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.

View Mike’s earlier publications

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    Publications

    Displaying publications 31 - 45 of 91 in total

    1. 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
    2. 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
    3. Accounting for changes in income inequality: decomposition analyses for the UK, 1978-2008

      Mike Brewer and Liam Wren-Lewis

      1. Income Dynamics
      2. Wages And Earnings
    4. Family instability throughout childhood: new estimates from the British Household Panel Survey and Understanding Society

      Mike Brewer and Alita Nandi

      1. Lone Parents
      2. Social Change
      3. Young People
      4. Family Formation And Dissolution
    5. New ways of looking at poverty

      Mike Brewer

      1. Poverty
      2. Research
    6. The impact of free, universal pre-school education on maternal labour supply

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

      1. Education
      2. Child Development
      3. Labour Economics
      4. Public Policy
      5. Caregiving
    7. Credit where it’s due? Assessing the benefits and risks of Universal Credit. Interim report of the Resolution Foundation expert panel review of UC

      Vidhya Alakeson, Mike Brewer, and David Finch

      1. Public Policy
      2. Welfare Benefits
      3. Government
    8. The feasibility of conducting a Universal Credit panel survey

      Heather Laurie, Nick Buck, Jonathan Burton, et al.

      1. Public Policy
      2. Welfare Benefits
      3. Government
      4. Survey Methodology
      5. Research
    9. Credit crunched: single parents, Universal Credit and the struggle to make work pay

      Mike Brewer and Paola De Agostini

      1. Welfare Benefits
      2. Wages And Earnings
      3. Microsimulation
      4. Taxation
    10. The National Minimum Wage and its interaction with the tax and benefits system: a focus on Universal Credit

      Mike Brewer and Paola De Agostini

      1. Labour Market
      2. Welfare Benefits
      3. Wages And Earnings
      4. Microsimulation
      5. Taxation
    11. The impact of free, universal pre-school education on maternal labour supply

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

      1. Education
      2. Child Development
      3. Labour Economics
      4. Public Policy
      5. Caregiving
    12. Partnership dissolution: how does it affect income, employment and well-being?

      Mike Brewer and Alita Nandi

      1. Living Standards
      2. Family Formation And Dissolution
      3. Well Being
    13. Econometric analysis of the impacts of Local Housing Allowance reforms on existing claimants

      Mike Brewer, Carl Emmerson, Andrew Hood, et al.

      1. Public Policy
      2. Welfare Benefits
      3. Housing Market
    14. The impact of free early education for 3 year olds in England

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

      1. Education
      2. Child Development
      3. Labour Economics
      4. Public Policy
      5. Caregiving
    15. No new money, yet more generous support for childcare

      Mike Brewer, Sarah Cattan, and Claire Crawford

      1. Young People
      2. Public Policy
      3. Welfare Benefits
      4. Taxation
      5. Caregiving

    Media

    Displaying media publications 46 - 60 of 119 in total

    1. Opinion: who will the recession hurt most?

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

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

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

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

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

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

    8. Universal credit must make work pay for single parents

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

    10. Scottish Parliamentary diary

    11. Getting more single parents into work 'could save UK £436m a year'

    12. Spending review: single parents can play a role in growth

    13. Gingerbread calls for support to help single parents into work

    14. National media briefing...Gingerbread: charities in today's national news: getting more single parents into work could save the UK £436m a year

    15. Benefits could switch easily after Yes vote


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