PhD Economics, University of Essex, 2020
MSc Economics and Econometrics (Distinction), University of Bristol, 1997
BA Economics and Mathematics (1st class), University of Cambridge, 1996
Mike is Chief Economist and the Deputy Chief Executive of the Resolution Foundation, which is an independent think-tank, based in London, that is focused on improving the living standards of those living in the UK on low-to-middle incomes. Mike is also a visiting Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His main research interests are in how welfare benefits, labour market programmes and the tax system affects decisions made by households. He has written widely about welfare reform, and especially the changes to social security benefits and tax credits proposed by the current UK Government. 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.