Sanford M. Jacoby is Distinguished Research Professor at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. He holds professorial appointments in UCLA’s Department of History and Department of Public Policy.
Jacoby’s latest book is Labor in the Age of Finance: Pensions, Politics, and Corporations from Deindustrialization to Dodd-Frank (Princeton University Press, 2021). It analyzes the reaction of labor movements to financialization in the United States, focusing on pension fund activism, regulatory efforts, and corporate governance.
Jacoby is the author of three other prize-winning books: Employing Bureaucracy: Managers, Unions, and the Transformation of Work in the Twentieth Century (1985, 2004); Modern Manors: Welfare Capitalism Since the New Deal (1997); and The Embedded Corporation: Corporate Governance and Employment Relations in Japan and the United States (2005). His books have been translated into Chinese and Japanese.
Jacoby is co-editor of Comparative Labor Law & Policy Journal and serves on the editorial boards of other journals in the United States and abroad. He has been a visiting professor at Cardiff University, Doshisha University, the London School of Economics, the University of Manchester, the University of Tokyo and Waseda University. He is the recipient of several awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship to support his most recent book.
Ph.D. Economics, 1981, UC Berkeley
A.B. Economics, 1974, University of Pennsylvania