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Cole, R J and Jose Valdebenito, M (2013) The importation of building environmental certification systems: international usages of BREEAM and LEED. Building Research & Information, 41(06), 662-76.

Coleman, M J, Irvine, K N, Lemon, M and Shao, L (2013) Promoting behaviour change through personalized energy feedback in offices. Building Research & Information, 41(06), 637-51.

Egbelakin, T, Wilkinson, S, Potangaroa, R and Ingham, J (2013) Improving regulatory frameworks for earthquake risk mitigation. Building Research & Information, 41(06), 677-89.

Foulds, C, Powell, J and Seyfang, G (2013) Investigating the performance of everyday domestic practices using building monitoring. Building Research & Information, 41(06), 622-36.

Giddings, B, Sharma, M, Jones, P and Jensen, P (2013) An evaluation tool for design quality: PFI sheltered housing. Building Research & Information, 41(06), 690-705.

Ludvig, K, Stenberg, A-C and Gluch, P (2013) The value of communicative skills for developing an energy strategy. Building Research & Information, 41(06), 611-21.

Ma, Q, Cheung, S O and Li, S (2023) Optimum risk/reward sharing framework to incentivize integrated project delivery adoption. Construction Management and Economics, 41(06), 519–35.

Michieka, N M, Razek, N H A and Gearhart, R S (2023) Modelling the impact of oil price changes and investment decisions on construction wages in the U.S.. Construction Management and Economics, 41(06), 500–18.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: Oil prices; investment decisions; construction wages; regional economics; threshold;
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0144-6193
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/01446193.2023.2167219
  • Abstract:
    The U.S. construction industry has been known to employ workers without a college education and provide adequate compensation make ends meet. Today, job quality in the industry has deteriorated to a level where wages are too low, causing workers to rely on U.S. safety net programs. This may be exacerbated by oil price changes, especially in regions where the oil industry is a significant driver of the economy. In this paper, we investigate the effects of oil price dynamics on real wages in the construction industry. A non-linear ARDL and TAR model are used for the empirical exercise which focusses on six top oil producing counties in the U.S. Long-run findings indicate that a 10% increase in oil price increases construction wages by 1.4, 1.2 and 9.3% in Kern, Weld and McKenzie Counties, respectively. Short run estimates indicate that a positive shock to oil prices increases wages in McKenzie County, North Dakota. Results from the TAR model show that the impact of an expansionary monetary policy to increase investment – and accordingly, increase wages – is diluted when oil prices are below the low oil price threshold.

Nielsen, K J, Törner, M, Pousette, A and Grill, M (2023) National culture and occupational safety – a comparison of worker-level factors impacting safety for Danish and Swedish construction workers. Construction Management and Economics, 41(06), 445–56.

Pérez-Bella, J M, Domínguez-Hernández, J, Rodríguez-Soria, B, del Coz-Díaz, J J, Cano-Suñén, E and Navarro-Manso, A (2013) An extended method for comparing watertightness tests for facades. Building Research & Information, 41(06), 706-21.

Pitts, A and Liao, H (2013) An assessment technique for the evaluation and promotion of sustainable Olympic design and urban development. Building Research & Information, 41(06), 722-34.

Tezel, A and Koskela, L (2023) Off-site construction in highways projects: management, technical, and technology perspectives from the United Kingdom. Construction Management and Economics, 41(06), 475–99.

Tillson, A-A, Oreszczyn, T and Palmer, J (2013) Assessing impacts of summertime overheating: some adaptation strategies. Building Research & Information, 41(06), 652-61.

Vosman, L, Coenen, T B J, Volker, L and Visscher, K (2023) Collaboration and innovation beyond project boundaries: exploring the potential of an ecosystem perspective in the infrastructure sector. Construction Management and Economics, 41(06), 457–74.