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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 76 - 90 of 91 in total

    1. Measuring living standards with income and consumption: evidence from the UK

      Mike Brewer and Cormac O'Dea

      1. Living Standards
      2. Income Dynamics
    2. The impact of a time-limited, targeted in-work benefit in the medium-term: an evaluation of In Work Credit

      Mike Brewer, James Browne, Haroon Chowdry, et al.

    3. Why did Britain's households get richer? Decomposing UK household income growth between 1968 and 2008-09 (IFS analysis for the Resolution Foundation)

      Mike Brewer and Liam Wren-Lewis

      1. Income Dynamics
      2. Household Economics
    4. Child and working-age poverty from 2010 to 2020

      Mike Brewer, James Browne, and Robert Joyce

      1. Poverty
      2. Social Policy
    5. Reforms could increase child poverty

      Mike Brewer, James Browne, and Robert Joyce

    6. UK seeing a big rise in poverty, says IFS

      Mike Brewer, James Browne, and Robert Joyce

    7. Starting school and leaving welfare: the impact of public education on lone parents’ welfare receipt

      Mike Brewer and Claire Crawford

    8. The impact of a time-limited, targeted in-work benefit in the medium-term: an evaluation of In Work Credit

      Mike Brewer, James Browne, Haroon Chowdry, et al.

      1. Social Groups
      2. Welfare Benefits
      3. Social Policy
    9. Does welfare reform affect fertility? Evidence from the U.K.

      Mike Brewer, Anita Ratcliffe, and Sarah Smith

      1. Demography
      2. Welfare Benefits
    10. Britain's war on poverty

      Mike Brewer

    11. An anatomy of economic inequality in the UK: report of the National Equality Panel

      John Hills, Mike Brewer, Stephen P. Jenkins, et al.

      1. Economics
      2. Income Dynamics
    12. Micro-simulating child poverty in 2010 and 2020

      Mike Brewer, James Browne, Robert Joyce, et al.

      1. Poverty
      2. Welfare Benefits
    13. Micro-simulating Child Poverty in Great Britain in 2010 and 2020

      Mike Brewer, James Browne, and Holly Sutherland

    14. Microsimulating Child Poverty in 2010 and 2020

      Mike Brewer, James Browne, and Holly Sutherland

    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 61 - 75 of 119 in total

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

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

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

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

    5. Scottish independence: benefits should be UK-led

    6. Better-off hit hardest by recession initially; poor feeling the squeeze now

    7. Better-off suffered first but the poor now feel the recession biting

    8. Scottish independence: experts chosen to draw up Scots welfare plans

    9. No women on panel designing Scotland's new welfare system

    10. Scottish independence: experts chosen to draw up Scots welfare plans

    11. Scottish independence: experts to examine potential welfare system

    12. Sturgeon unveils panel to find 'Scottish values' alternative to Westminster benefit cuts

    13. Value judgements. What is the best measure of living standards, and does the value of housing play an important role?

    14. Living standards report shows bleak future of a divided Britain: study says rich will get richer and the poor poorer after pounds 10bn welfare cuts

    15. Report forecasts a growing jobs divide


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