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Mike Brewer

Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Economist

Mike is Chief Economist and the Deputy Chief Executive of the Resolution Foundation, where he oversees all aspects of the Foundation’s research agenda. Between 2011 and 2020, he was Professor of Economics at the University of Essex. He has also worked at the Institute for Fiscal Studies and HM Treasury.

Mike is interested in all aspects of inequality in income and wealth, including the role of the labour market and the tax and benefit system. In his academic work, he evaluated several welfare reforms and active labour market policies, including various policies to encourage lone parents to work, and cuts to Local Housing Allowance. He also has a long background in using microsimulation methods. He is the author of a book, What Do We Know And What Should We Do About Inequality?, published by SAGE in 2019.  Mike studied Economics and Mathematics at the University of Cambridge, and has a MSc in Economics and Econometrics from the University of Bristol.