David Weil is the dean and professor of the Heller School of Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University.  Prior to coming to Brandeis in August 2017, Weil was the Peter and Deborah Wexler Professor of Management at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business. 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 from 2014 to January 2017. Weil is an internationally recognized expert in employment and labor market policy; regulation; transparency policy and digital empowerment; and the impacts of supply-chain and industry restructuring on employment and work outcomes and business performance.  He has written over one hundred articles and five books.  Dr. Weil received his BS at Cornell University and Master and Ph.D. degrees in Public Policy at Harvard University. 

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