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Professor Mike Brewer Director of MiSoC, University of Essex

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mbrewer@essex.ac.uk
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01206 873374
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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 76 - 83 of 83 in total

    1. Does welfare reform affect fertility? Evidence from the U.K.

      Mike Brewer, Anita Ratcliffe, and Sarah Smith

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

      Mike Brewer

    3. 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
    4. Micro-simulating child poverty in 2010 and 2020

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

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

      Mike Brewer, James Browne, and Holly Sutherland

    6. Microsimulating Child Poverty in 2010 and 2020

      Mike Brewer, James Browne, and Holly Sutherland

    7. The short and longer term impacts of the recession on the UK income distribution

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

    8. 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 115 in total

    1. Scottish independence: benefits should be UK-led

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

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

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

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

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

    7. Scottish independence: experts to examine potential welfare system

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

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

    10. 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

    11. Report forecasts a growing jobs divide

    12. Clegg must make a Left turn to save the Lib Dems from disaster

    13. This pleb jibe exposes the Tories' Flashman thinking: Cameron and Mitchell rule for 'people like us'. The Lib Dems should never be complicit in their attacks on the poor

    14. Nick Clegg must make a Left turn to save the Lib Dems from disaster; the party's voters won't allow a deal with the Tories in 2015 - it's time to make eyes at Labour

    15. This pleb jibe exposes the Tories' Flashman thinking


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