Areas of expertise
Collective bargaining • Labor market regulation • Public sector labor relations and compensation • Construction and trucking industries
Dale Belman, an Economic Policy Institute research associate, has written for popular and academic publications on collective bargaining, labor relations and compensation in the public sector, government regulation of labor markets and the economics of education. He currently teaches in the School of Labor and Industrial Relations at Michigan State University.
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin Madison (1985)
M.A. University of Wisconsin Madison (1983)
B.A. Bowdoin College (1977)
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In a recent column, David Brooks argued that increasing the minimum wage is an ineffective response to income inequality because it would do little to raise workers above the poverty level.
EPI Vice President Ross Eisenbrey and EPI Research Associate Dale Belman of Michigan State University critique the Heritage Foundation's claim that Davis-Bacon wages are too high.
Project labor agreements (PLAs) are a type of contract used in the construction industry to set the terms and conditions of employment on large projects of long duration and design complexity.
1998 | EPI Study
The Dubious Benefits of Small Business for Job Growth and Wages
Full text of this study is available in PDF format.
1993 | Briefing Paper #40
The truth about public employees
Underpaid or overpaid?
by Dale Belman and John Heywood
This publication is available in PDF format.