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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 79 in total

    1. 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
    2. 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
    3. 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
    4. Measuring living standards with income and consumption: evidence from the UK

      Mike Brewer and Cormac O'Dea

      1. Living Standards
      2. Income Dynamics
    5. 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.

    6. 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
    7. Child and working-age poverty from 2010 to 2020

      Mike Brewer, James Browne, and Robert Joyce

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

      Mike Brewer, James Browne, and Robert Joyce

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

      Mike Brewer, James Browne, and Robert Joyce

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

      Mike Brewer and Claire Crawford

    11. 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
    12. Does welfare reform affect fertility? Evidence from the U.K.

      Mike Brewer, Anita Ratcliffe, and Sarah Smith

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

      Mike Brewer

    14. 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
    15. Micro-simulating child poverty in 2010 and 2020

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

      1. Poverty
      2. Welfare Benefits

    Media

    Displaying media publications 1 - 15 of 110 in total

    1. Childcare: do UK parents pay the most in the world?

    2. Six-week wait for universal credit set to be reduced

    3. Why are more men filing for divorce than ever before?

    4. 30 hours of free childcare likely to boost parental employment only slightly

    5. 30 hours of free childcare likely to boost parental employment only slightly

    6. The role of the UK tax system in an anti-poverty strategy: new ISER report commissioned by JRF

    7. Separation effects: do women and children fare the worst financially after family separation?

    8. New ways of measuring poverty - Professor Mike Brewer describes ISER’s innovative approaches to analysing poverty data

    9. Why doesn’t a higher minimum wage help the poor more?

    10. Credit where taxes are due: reducing wage subsidies would hurt workers more than their employers

    11. Free childcare pledge needs full funding, experts warn

    12. Free nursery places have 'no educational benefit', research shows

    13. Free nursery places 'make no academic difference'

    14. 'Little impact' from nursery places

    15. 'Little impact' from nursery places


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