David Weil

Hon. David Weil

Administrator, Wage and Hour Division, U.S. Department of Labor

David Weil was sworn in as the Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division on April 5, 2014.

Dr. Weil is an internationally-recognized expert in public and labor market policy; regulatory performance; industrial and labor relations; transparency policy; and supply-chain restructuring and its effects.

Prior to this appointment, Dr. Weil served as a professor of economics and the Everett W. Lord Distinguished Faculty Scholar at Boston University School of Management.  He also served as co-director of the Transparency Policy Project at the Ash Institute at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.  He has written three books on labor market policy, including the recently published, The Fissured Workplace.  He has authored numerous articles and publications in a variety of refereed economics, public policy, management, and industrial relations journals and books, as well as numerous publications in non-academic outlets.

No stranger to the Department’s mission or its work, Dr. Weil has served as an advisor to both the Wage and Hour Division and to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, as well as to a number of other government agencies.  He also has served as mediator and advisor in a range of labor union and labor/management settings across the globe.  In addition to the Department, his research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Russell Sage Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, among others.

Dr. Weil received his B.S. at Cornell University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in public policy at Harvard University.