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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

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    1. An intergenerational audit for the UK 2020

      Laura Gardiner, Maja Gustafsson, Mike Brewer, et al.

      1. Psychology
      2. Demography
      3. Social Change
      4. Labour Market
      5. Unemployment
      6. Economics
      7. Living Standards
      8. Public Policy
      9. Debt: Indebtedness
      10. Ethnic Groups
      11. Well Being
      12. Health
      13. Life Course Analysis
      14. Housing Market
      15. Social Behaviour
      16. Covid 19
    2. Jobs, jobs, jobs: evaluating the effects of the current economic crisis on the UK labour market

      Mike Brewer, Nye Cominetti, Kathleen Henehan, et al.

      1. Labour Market
      2. Unemployment
      3. Economics
      4. Public Policy
      5. Health
      6. Covid 19
    3. All together now? The impacts of the Government’s coronavirus income support schemes across the age distribution

      Mike Brewer and Karl Handscomb

      1. Labour Market
      2. Public Policy
      3. Welfare Benefits
      4. Income Dynamics
      5. Wages And Earnings
      6. Household Economics
      7. Health
      8. Economic Policy
      9. Covid 19
    4. The truth will out: understanding labour market statistics during the coronavirus crisis

      Mike Brewer, Laura Gardiner, and Karl Handscomb

      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
    5. Universal remedy: ensuring Universal Credit is fit for purpose

      Mike Brewer, David Finch, and Daniel Tomlinson

      1. Unemployment
      2. Economics
      3. Poverty
      4. Public Policy
      5. Welfare Benefits
    6. The National Minimum Wage, the National Living Wage and the tax and benefit system

      Mike Brewer and Paola De Agostini

      1. Labour Economics
      2. Households
      3. Poverty
      4. Public Policy
      5. Welfare Benefits
      6. Income Dynamics
      7. Wages And Earnings
      8. Taxation
    7. Does free childcare help parents work?

      Mike Brewer, Sarah Cattan, Claire Crawford, et al.

      1. Education
      2. Labour Market
      3. Public Policy
      4. Household Economics
      5. Caregiving
    8. The role of the UK tax system in an anti-poverty strategy: economic principles and practical reforms

      Mike Brewer and Ricky Kanabar

      1. Economics
      2. Poverty
      3. Taxation
    9. Credit where it’s due? Assessing the benefits and risks of Universal Credit. Interim report of the Resolution Foundation expert panel review of UC

      Vidhya Alakeson, Mike Brewer, and David Finch

      1. Public Policy
      2. Welfare Benefits
      3. Government
    10. The feasibility of conducting a Universal Credit panel survey

      Heather Laurie, Nick Buck, Jonathan Burton, et al.

      1. Public Policy
      2. Welfare Benefits
      3. Government
      4. Survey Methodology
      5. Research
    11. The impact of free, universal pre-school education on maternal labour supply

      Mike Brewer, Sarah Cattan, Claire Crawford, et al.

      1. Education
      2. Child Development
      3. Labour Economics
      4. Public Policy
      5. Caregiving
    12. Econometric analysis of the impacts of Local Housing Allowance reforms on existing claimants

      Mike Brewer, Carl Emmerson, Andrew Hood, et al.

      1. Public Policy
      2. Welfare Benefits
      3. Housing Market
    13. The impact of free early education for 3 year olds in England

      Mike Brewer, Sarah Cattan, Claire Crawford, et al.

      1. Education
      2. Child Development
      3. Labour Economics
      4. Public Policy
      5. Caregiving
    14. No new money, yet more generous support for childcare

      Mike Brewer, Sarah Cattan, and Claire Crawford

      1. Young People
      2. Public Policy
      3. Welfare Benefits
      4. Taxation
      5. Caregiving
    15. The IFS Green Budget: February 2014

      Stuart Adam, Abi Adams, Mike Brewer, et al.

      1. Economics
      2. Public Policy
      3. Government

    Media

    Displaying media publications 1 - 15 of 120 in total

    1. Covid generation: UK youth unemployment 'set to triple to 80s levels'

      1. Psychology
      2. Demography
      3. Social Change
      4. Labour Market
      5. Unemployment
      6. Economics
      7. Living Standards
      8. Public Policy
      9. Debt: Indebtedness
      10. Ethnic Groups
      11. Well Being
      12. Health
      13. Life Course Analysis
      14. Housing Market
      15. Social Behaviour
      16. Covid 19
    2. 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
    3. Inequality in the OECD is at a record high – and society is suffering as a result

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    15. 30 hours of free childcare likely to boost parental employment only slightly


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