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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.

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    Publications

    Displaying publications 61 - 75 of 83 in total

    1. Withdrawing Child Benefit from better-off families: are there better options?

      Mike Brewer and Robert Joyce

      1. Welfare Benefits
      2. Taxation
    2. Are you sure that’s the answer? Uncertainty in evaluation questions

      Mike Brewer

      1. Public Policy
      2. Research
    3. Developing effective ex ante social impact assessment with a focus on methodology, tools and data sources, Brussels, 17-18 November 2011: synthesis report

      Mike Brewer

      1. Law And Legislation
      2. Labour Market
      3. Social Policy
    4. Poverty and inequality in 2020: impact of changes in the structure of employment

      Mike Brewer, Andy Dickerson, Lynn Gambin, et al.

      1. Labour Market
      2. Poverty
    5. Why did Britain’s households get richer? Decomposing UK household income growth between 1968 and 2008–09

      Mike Brewer and Liam Wren-Lewis

      1. Income Dynamics
      2. Wages And Earnings
      3. Household Economics
    6. The role of informal childcare: a synthesis and critical review of the evidence

      Caroline Bryson, Mike Brewer, Luke Sibieta, et al.

      1. Older People
      2. Child Development
      3. Caregiving
    7. Universal Credit: a preliminary analysis of its impact on incomes and work incentives

      Mike Brewer, James Browne, and Wenchao Jin

      1. Welfare Benefits
      2. Taxation
    8. Measuring living standards with income and consumption: evidence from the UK

      Mike Brewer and Cormac O'Dea

      1. Living Standards
      2. Income Dynamics
    9. 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.

    10. 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
    11. Child and working-age poverty from 2010 to 2020

      Mike Brewer, James Browne, and Robert Joyce

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

      Mike Brewer, James Browne, and Robert Joyce

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

      Mike Brewer, James Browne, and Robert Joyce

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

      Mike Brewer and Claire Crawford

    15. 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

    Media

    Displaying media publications 91 - 105 of 115 in total

    1. We need to avert this polarisation of Britain

    2. Report predicts 15% drop in income

    3. Report predicts 15% drop in income

    4. End of decade living standards lower than 2008

    5. Come on you local councillors. Resist these cuts!

    6. PA headlines at 7am: report predicts 15% drop in income

    7. Living standards report shows bleak future of a divided Britain

    8. Labour's child poverty effort was exceptional, says Mike Brewer

    9. Child poverty gains at risk, says study

    10. Labour's effort to cut child poverty was exceptional

    11. This vilification campaign against the poor is so clever

    12. Tory vilification campaign against the poor is so clever

    13. If the Tories won't cut middle-class benefits...then they certainly shouldn't be planning a £25 billion raid on the poorest in Britain

    14. Why Gran is better than nursery at teaching a child to talk

    15. Children looked after by their grandparents often develop better than those put in nurseries


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