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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.

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    Publications

    Displaying publications 46 - 60 of 91 in total

    1. The IFS Green Budget: February 2014

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

      1. Economics
      2. Public Policy
      3. Government
    2. 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
    3. Inference with difference-in-differences revisited

      Mike Brewer, Thomas F. Crossley, and Robert Joyce

      1. Statistical Mathematics
      2. Econometrics
    4. 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
    5. 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
    6. Why are households that report the lowest incomes so well-off?

      Mike Brewer, Ben Etheridge, and Cormac O'Dea

    7. 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
    8. 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
    9. The short- and medium-term impacts of the recession on the UK income distribution

      Mike Brewer, James Browne, Andrew Hood, et al.

      1. Economics
      2. Poverty
      3. Household Economics
    10. The Expert Working Group on Welfare May 2013 report

      Darra Singh, Mike Brewer, Martyn Evans, et al.

      1. Politics
      2. Public Policy
      3. Welfare Benefits
    11. How taxes and welfare distort work incentives: static lifecycle and dynamic perspectives

      Mike Brewer, Monica Costa Dias, and Jonathan Shaw

    12. Monitoring the impact of changes to the Local Housing Allowance system of Housing Benefit: interim report

      Ian Cole, Christina Beatty, Mike Brewer, et al.

      1. Public Policy
      2. Welfare Benefits
      3. Housing Market
    13. 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
    14. 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
    15. 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

    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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