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27th Annual Kingsley Laffer Memorial Lecture

  • 15 Aug 2019
  • 6:00 PM
  • University of Sydney Business School

David Weil is the Dean and Professor of the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University.  Prior to that, he was appointed by President Barack Obama to be the Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor. Weil is an internationally recognized expert in employment and labor market policy; regulation; transparency policy; and the impacts of industry restructuring on business performance, employment, and work outcomes. 

Dean Weil has written five books, including The Fissured Workplace (Harvard University Press) and published over 100 articles.


The “fissuring” of business structures fundamentally changes the nature of employment and work in industries and the economy as a whole. David Weil will discuss the broader changes involved in fissuring and how this perspective provides an alternative explanation for eroding working conditions and the growth of earnings inequality in many countries including Australia and the US.  He will discuss why and how academic advisers seeking to influence public policy must take a different approach to responding to the present and future of work, and explain why they often fail to provide the insights needed to policy makers.

We hope to see you at the lecture, which will be followed by a reception for discussion and networking. Registrations are essential. Registration is via the University please use the link below.

To RSVP  please click here 

Date: Thursday, 15 August 2019

Time: 6pm-8pm, with registration from 5:30pm

Venue: The Refectory, Level 5

                    Abercrombie Building (H70),

                    Cnr Abercrombie Street & Codrington Street

                    The University of Sydney Business School

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