David Weil leads the policy school and research institution, which works to drive positive social change through research, education and public engagement. He is an internationally recognized expert in employment and labor market policy. He co-founded and co-directed the Transparency Policy Project at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Weil is the author of more than 100 articles and five books, including, "The Fissured Workplace: Why Work Became So Bad for So Many and What Can Be Done to Improve It," which examines how practices like outsourcing change business organizations and erode relationships between employers and their workers.
Weil 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 April 2014 to January 2017.
Frances Perkins Intelligence and Courage Award. Frances Perkins Center, September 2019. Father Edward F. Boyle Award, Cushing-Gavin Award of the Labor Guild, Archdiocese of Boston, 2017. Susan C. Eaton Award for Scholar / Practitioner, Labor and Employment Relations Association, 2016.