Sanford M. Jacoby

Biography

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.

Please visit Professor Jacoby’s personal academic website for more content: www.sanfordjacoby.com

Books

Labor in the Age of Finance: Pensions, Politics, and Corporations from Deindustrialization to Dodd-Frank (Princeton University Press, 2021)

The Embedded Corporation: Corporate Governance and Employment Relations in Japan and the United States (Princeton University Press, 2007)

Employing Bureaucracy: Managers, Unions, and the Transformation of Work in the 20th Century, Revised Edition (Routledge, 2004)

Modern Manors: Welfare Capitalism since the New Deal (Princeton University Press, 1997)

Recognition

Research Fellow, Labor & Employment Research Association 2010

John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, 2009

Abe Fellow, Social Science Research Council, 2000

National Academy of Social Insurance, 1999

Philip Taft Prize in Labor History, 1998

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, 1990

George R. Terry Book Award, Academy of Management, 1986

Allan Nevins Prize, Economic History Association, 1982

Joel Aberbach

Joel D. Aberbach is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Public Policy, and Director of the Center for American Politics and Public Policy, at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author of Keeping a Watchful Eye: The Politics of Congressional Oversight (Brookings, 1990), co-author, with Bert A. Rockman, of In the Web of Politics: Three Decades of the U.S. Federal Executive (Brookings 2000), co-author, with Robert D. Putnam and Bert A. Rockman, of Bureaucrats and Politicians in Western Democracies (Harvard, 1981) and, with the late Jack L. Walker, co-author of Race in the City (Little, Brown, 1973). He is also the author of numerous journal articles and book chapters.

His research ranges widely over topics in American and comparative politics, with emphasis on legislative-executive relations and broader issues of executive politics and policy-making. Over the years, he has trained scores of administrators as an instructor in public policy programs at Michigan and UCLA, and he has also served as a consultant to organizations such as the Government Accountability Office, the Carnegie Commission on Science, Technology and Government, and the Commission on the Operation of the Senate.

Aberbach is currently Co-Chair of the Research Committee on Structure and Organization of Government of the International Political Science Association and Co-Chair of the Commission on the Executive Branch convened by the Annenberg Foundation Trust’s Institutions of Democracy Project. A volume from this project, titled Institutions of American Democracy: The Executive Branch, and co-edited by Aberbach and UCLA Professor of Public Policy Mark A. Peterson, was published in October 2005 by Oxford University Press. Aberbach has been a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study in the Social Sciences, a Visiting Fellow at the University of Bologna’s Institute of Advanced Studies, and a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. In 2005 he was elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration.

SELECTED BOOKS & PUBLICATIONS

The Executive Branch
(part of the Institutions of American Democracy Series). New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.
Editors: Joel D. Aberbach and Mark A. Peterson
The Executive Branch

Paul Ong

Professor Ong has done research on the labor market status of minorities and immigrants, displaced high-tech workers, work and spatial/transportation mismatch, and environmental justice. He is currently engaged in several projects, including an analysis of the relationship between sustainability and equity, the racial wealth gap, and the role of urban structures on the reproduction of inequality.

Previous research projects have included studies of the impact of defense cuts on California’s once-dominant aerospace industry, the impact of immigration on the employment status of young African Americans, and the influence of car ownership and subsidized housing on welfare usage.

Dr. Ong is the Director of the Center for Neighborhood Knowledge and editor of AAPI Nexus, and has served as an advisor to the U.S. Bureau of the Census, and to the California Department of Social Services and the state Department of Employment Development, as well as the Wellness Foundation and the South Coast Air Quality Management District.

He received a master’s in urban planning from the University of Washington, and a Ph.D. in Economics, University of California, Berkeley. Along with his quantitative research, his professional practice includes teaching and applying visual forms of communication.

SELECTED BOOKS & PUBLICATIONS

Set-Aside Contracting in S.B.A.’s 8(A) Program
Paul Ong, Review of Black Political Economy Vol 28, No. 3, Winter 2001, pp. 59-71.

Car Ownership and Welfare-to-Work
Paul M. Ong, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Vol. 21, No. 2, Spring 2002, pp. 255-268.

Impacts of Affirmative Action: Policies and Consequences in California
Paul Ong, editor,  Alta Mira Press, 1999.

The State of Asian Pacific America: Transforming Race Relations
Paul M. Ong, editor, Asian Pacific American Public Policy Institute, LEAP and UCLA AASC, Los Angeles, CA, 2000.

The New Asian Immigration in Los Angeles and Global Restructuring
Paul Ong, Edna Bonacich, and Lucie Cheng, editors, Temple University Press, 1994.