April 10, 2009

Los Angeles-- Sanford M. Jacoby, UCLA Anderson's Howard Noble Professor of Management, History, and Public Policy, has been awarded the prestigious John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship. The Fellowship is granted annually to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or stellar creative ability in the arts. This year, the Guggenheim Board of Trustees granted 180 Fellowships from a pool of almost 3,000 distinguished applicants.

"The Guggenheim Fellowship is the most apt recognition for Sandy's intellectual contributions in the field of labor relations, and on the formation of global regulatory frameworks and governance systems," said Judy D. Olian, dean of UCLA Anderson School of Management. "We appreciate the stature of such a coveted award, and have no doubt that Sandy will continue to break new ground with his important research on the connections between labor movements and financial markets."

Jacoby was selected as a recipient 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.

"It's a great honor to receive this fellowship," Jacoby said. "The greatest gift for a scholar is time, and the fellowship will give me the opportunity in the coming year to further my research in this area."

Guggenheim fellowships have been awarded annually since 1925 by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation to individual artists, scholars and scientists who have demonstrated distinguished achievement and who show exceptional promise for future accomplishments. Since its establishment, the Foundation has granted more than $273 million in Fellowships to nearly 16,700 individuals.

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About UCLA Anderson School of Management
UCLA Anderson School of Management, established in 1935, is regarded among the leading business schools in the world. UCLA Anderson faculty members are renowned for their teaching excellence and research in advancing management thinking. Each year, UCLA Anderson provides management education to more than 1,700 students enrolled in MBA, Executive MBA, Fully-Employed MBA and doctoral programs, and to more than 2,000 professional managers through executive education programs. Combining highly selective admissions, varied and innovative learning programs, and a world-wide network of 36,000 alumni, UCLA Anderson develops and prepares global leaders.


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