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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 1 - 15 of 119 in total

    1. Unemployment rate: how many people are out of work?

      1. Statistical Analysis
      2. Labour Market
      3. Unemployment
      4. Economics
      5. Public Policy
      6. Welfare Benefits
      7. Wages And Earnings
      8. Health
      9. Economic Policy
      10. Covid 19
    2. Inequality in the OECD is at a record high – and society is suffering as a result

    3. The rich v the rest: a rare peep at the finances of Britain’s 0.01%

    4. Five reasons inequality is among the most pressing issues of our times

    5. Almost two million adults will be £1,000 a year worse off under Universal Credit

    6. Universal credit to see 1.9 million people lose more than £1,000 per year, IFS finds

    7. Millions of claimants ‘will be poorer under universal credit’

    8. Almost 2m people will lose £1,000 a year with universal credit – study

    9. Universal Credit set to leave 1.9million people worse off by £1,000 a year

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

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

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

    13. 30 hours of free childcare likely to boost parental employment only slightly

    14. 30 hours of free childcare likely to boost parental employment only slightly

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


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