David Weil

Dean and Professor

Brandeis University

David Weil is Dean and Professor of the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. Prior to joining Brandeis, he was the Peter and Deborah Wexler Professor of Management at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business. In 2014, he was appointed by President Barack Obama to be the Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor and was the first Senate confirmed head of that agency in a decade. He led the Wage and Hour Division until January 2017.

His area of expertise is employment and labor market policy; regulation; transparency policy and digital empowerment; and the impacts of industry restructuring on employment and work outcomes and business performance.  David was a member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Committee on Contingent Work and Alternative Work Arrangements.  The Committee (which included Susan Houseman, Chair, and Katharine Abraham) published its report,
Measuring Alternative Work Arrangements for Research and Policy in 2020. His highly influential book, The Fissured Workplace, and the website that has grown from it may be viewed here.  He is widely sought in the US and abroad as an advisor on public policy questions.