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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/

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. What do we really know about the employment effects of the UK’s National Minimum Wage?

      Mike Brewer, Thomas Crossley, and Federico Zilio

      1. Labour Market
      2. Wages And Earnings
    2. Universal credit and its impact on household incomes: the long and the short of it

      Mike Brewer, Robert Joyce, Tom Waters, et al.

      1. Households
      2. Poverty
      3. Welfare Benefits
      4. Income Dynamics
      5. Taxation
      6. Life Course Analysis
    3. Progression and retention in the labour market: what have we learned from IWC and ERA?

      Mike Brewer and Jonathan Cribb

      1. Lone Parents
      2. Labour Market
      3. Unemployment
      4. Public Policy
      5. Welfare Benefits
      6. Taxation
    4. Refining the bootstrap methodology for HBAI statistics

      Mike Brewer, Olga Gdula, and Robert Joyce

      1. Statistical Mathematics
      2. Poverty
      3. Income Dynamics
      4. Surveys
    5. Free childcare and parents’ labour supply: is more better?

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

      1. Education
      2. Labour Market
      3. Public Policy
      4. Household Economics
      5. Caregiving
    6. Free childcare and parents’ labour supply: is more better?

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

      1. Education
      2. Labour Market
      3. Public Policy
      4. Household Economics
      5. Caregiving
    7. Lone parents, time-limited in-work credits and the dynamics of work and welfare

      Mike Brewer and Jonathan Cribb

      1. Labour Market
      2. Public Policy
      3. Welfare Benefits
    8. Can’t work or won’t work: quasi-experimental evidence on work search requirements for single parents

      Silvia Avram, Mike Brewer, and Andrea Salvatori

      1. Disability
      2. Labour Market
      3. Unemployment
      4. Childbearing: Fertility
      5. Welfare Benefits
    9. Can’t work or won’t work: quasi-experimental evidence on work search requirements for single parents

      Silvia Avram, Mike Brewer, and Andrea Salvatori

      1. Disability
      2. Labour Market
      3. Unemployment
      4. Childbearing: Fertility
      5. Welfare Benefits
    10. Inference with difference-in-differences revisited

      Mike Brewer, Thomas F. Crossley, and Robert Joyce

      1. Statistical Mathematics
      2. Econometrics
    11. Lone Parent Obligations: an impact assessment

      Silvia Avram, Mike Brewer, and Andrea Salvatori

      1. Labour Market
      2. Family Formation And Dissolution
      3. Welfare Benefits
      4. Social Policy
    12. Lone Parent Obligations: an impact assessment: research summary

      Silvia Avram, Mike Brewer, and Andrea Salvatori

      1. Labour Market
      2. Family Formation And Dissolution
      3. Welfare Benefits
      4. Social Policy
    13. How taxes and welfare distort work incentives: static lifecycle and dynamic perspectives

      Mike Brewer, Monica Costa Dias, and Jonathan Shaw

    14. 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
    15. Lifetime inequality and redistribution

      Mike Brewer, Monica Costa Dias, and Jonathan Shaw


    Media

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    1. Inequality in the OECD is at a record high – and society is suffering as a result

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    12. 30 hours of free childcare likely to boost parental employment only slightly

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

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

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


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