Sanford Jacoby

January 13, 2010

Sanford Jacoby Chosen as a 2009 Scholars Fellow of the Labor & Employment Research Association (LERA)

Recognized for contributions of unusual distinction in the field

By Paul Feinberg

UCLA Anderson Professor Sanford M. Jacoby has been chosen as a 2009 Scholars Fellow of the Labor & Employment Research Association (LERA). The Fellows designation is meant to recognize scholars who have made contributions of unusual distinction in the field. The multi-disciplinary awards committee was most impressed with Jacoby's lifetime of work in his field. According to the awards committee, "the decision that your achievements are outstanding and that you are deserving of this honor speaks highly of your work and its contribution to enlightening labor issues..."

This is the second year in which the Fellows award has been made. Joining Jacoby as 2009 Fellows, are Professors Henry Farber of Princeton University and David Lipsky of Cornell University. The three received their awards in early January, 2010 at LERA's annual convention in Atlanta, Georgia.

"I'm grateful for this recognition of my scholarship to date," said Jacoby. "But I also look forward to continuing my research well into the future."

In April 2009, Jacoby was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship for his historical and comparative study of how labor movements in industrial nations have tried to shape financial markets and corporate governance through regulatory efforts and strategic use of pension assets. His research focuses on the United States, United Kingdom, Germany and Japan. Jacoby has been working on the project - entitled "Labor and Finance: Perspectives on Risk, Inequality, and Democracy"- for the past three years, and hopes to use the fellowship to support his authoring a book on the topic.

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