We are testing a new beta website for gov.scot go to new site

Professor Mike Brewer

Mike Brewer is Professor of Economics at the University of Essex, where he is based at the Institute for Social and Economic Research. He is currently Director of the ESRC-funded Research Centre for Micro-Social Change at the University of Essex, and a Research Fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

Mike's research interests include: the design of the personal tax and social security system, and the way it affects incomes and behaviour;the factors influencing labour market behaviour of mothers;understanding past trends and forecasting future changes in inequality and poverty; methods for estimating causal impacts.

He studied economics at the universities of Cambridge and Bristol and worked for three years at HM Treasury before embarking on an academic career, working first at the Institute for Fiscal Studies for ten years, before moving to the University of Essex.

You can view the appointment letter for Prof Brewer here.