David Weil, formerly an active member of the Harvard Center for Textile and Apparel Research is now 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.
In 2014, he published a book entitled The Fissured Workplacce: Why Work Became So Bad for So Many and What Can Be Done about It. His research spans regulatory and labor market policy, industrial and labor relations, occupational safety and health, and transparency policy. He is widely published in academic and popular journals and is the co-author of three books, including Full Disclosure: The Perils and Promise of Transparency and the award-winning Stitch in Time: Lean Retailing and the Transformation of Manufacturing with other members of HCTAR (Oxford University Press, 1999).
In addition to his research, he has served as an advisor to the U.S. Department of Labor and other government agencies and to labor unions in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. He has also served as the Chairman of the Dunlop Commission on Agricultural Labor as well a mediator in a variety of labor / management settings in the U.S. and abroad.
He received an undergraduate degree at Cornell University, a Masters in Public Policy from the Kennedy School, and a Ph.D. degree in Public Policy from Harvard University.