About David Weil

In May 2014, David Weil became the US Wage and Hour Administrator in the Department of Labor. Prior to that appointment, he was Peter and Deborah Wexler Professor of Management and a professor in the department of Markets, Public Policy and Law and Everett W. Lord Distinguished Faculty Scholar at Boston University School of Management. He has also served as co-Director of the Transparency Policy Project at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

Weil is a leading international expert on workplace and labor market policy and on the use of transparency in public policy. His research has focused on the restructuring of employment and its impact on workplace and labor market conditions, income distribution, and the regulation of work. His recently released book, The Fissured Workplace (Harvard University Press, 2014) presents the results of this research. He has authored and co-authored four other books and over 85 articles and publications in academic and popular journals.

His studies have been supported by the U.S. Department of Labor, National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Russell Sage Foundation, the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and the Smith Richardson Foundation.

In the course of his career, he has worked as an advisor to the U.S. Department of Labor, its Wage and Hour Division, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and other agencies on regulatory policy. He also has advised other federal and state government agencies as well as workplace agencies in several countries. Weil also has served as a mediator and advisor in a range of labor/management settings.

Weil received his Bachelor of Science degree at Cornell University and Master’s and Ph.D. in Public Policy at Harvard University.