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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/

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.

View Mike's earlier publications


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    Publications

    Displaying publications 31 - 45 of 83 in total

    1. 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
    2. 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
    3. 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
    4. 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
    5. 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
    6. 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
    7. 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
    8. The IFS Green Budget: February 2014

      Stuart Adam, Abi Adams, Mike Brewer, et al.

      1. Economics
      2. Public Policy
      3. Government
    9. State support for early childhood education and care in England

      Mike Brewer, Sarah Cattan, and Claire Crawford

      1. Childbearing: Fertility
      2. Social Policy
      3. Caregiving
    10. Inference with difference-in-differences revisited

      Mike Brewer, Thomas F. Crossley, and Robert Joyce

      1. Statistical Mathematics
      2. Econometrics
    11. Credit crunched: single parents, universal credit and the struggle to make work pay

      Mike Brewer and Paola De Agostini

      1. Public Policy
      2. Family Formation And Dissolution
      3. Welfare Benefits
      4. Wages And Earnings
      5. Microsimulation
    12. The National Minimum Wage and its interaction with the tax and benefits system: a focus on Universal Credit [research report for the Low Pay Commission]

      Mike Brewer and Paola De Agostini

      1. Welfare Benefits
      2. Wages And Earnings
      3. Microsimulation
      4. Taxation
      5. Economic Policy
    13. Why are households that report the lowest incomes so well-off?

      Mike Brewer, Ben Etheridge, and Cormac O'Dea

    14. 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
    15. 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

    Media

    Displaying media publications 46 - 60 of 115 in total

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

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

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

    4. Universal credit must make work pay for single parents

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

    6. Scottish Parliamentary diary

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

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

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

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

    11. Benefits could switch easily after Yes vote

    12. Benefits could switch easily after a Yes vote, say SNP expert group

    13. Scottish independence: 'Retain welfare set-up for transitional period'

    14. Edinburgh: Deputy First Minister to respond to first official report from expert working group on welfare

    15. Share welfare system with the UK – experts’ advice for an independent Scotland


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