Dale L. Belman

Dale L. Belman
  • Professor
  • PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • B.A., Bowdoin College
  • South Kedzie Hall
  • 368 Farm Lane, Room S408
  • East Lansing, MI 48824
  • (517) 353-3905



Labor-market dynamics and public policies, union-management relations, the effects of policy and collective bargaining on firm and market performance, and the use of metrics and statistics to evaluate the contribution of HR systems on organizational performance.


Dale L. Belman is a Professor in the School of Human Resources & Labor Relations at Michigan State University. He conducts research on unions and labor market regulation. What Does the Minimum Wage Do?, forthcoming from the Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, reviews the last decade of research on the effect of the minimum wage on employment, hours, earnings and other outcomes. Belman has also written about the construction industry, truckers and trucking, public-sector employment, minimum-wage and low-wage work. He received his master's and doctoral degrees at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and his bachelor's degree from Bowdoin College. He is president of the Institute for Construction Economics Research.