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Construction Economics Research Network

The Construction Economics Research Network (CERN) draws together leading economists and social scientists engaged in research related to the construction industry. Bi-annual meetings provide a forum for presentation of ongoing construction research and direct collaboration. The construction industry provides several challenges for economic and sociological research including mobile and transient work sites; small contracting companies; intermittent employment and high levels of self-employment; complex contracting relationships and organization of work; and limited national data on productivity. Improved knowledge of labor and institutional economics are critical if we are to better understand what motivates change.

Dale Belman, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor 
School of Labor and Industrial Relations 
Michigan State University 
East Lansing , MI