Nakahara Prize


The Nakahara Prize is an annual award given by the Japanese Economic Association to Japanese economists under the age of 45 whose work has gained international recognition. The prize was created in 1995, and named after its sponsor Nobuyuki Nakahara. The aim of the prize is honoring and encouraging young economists to publish internationally well-recognized papers and books. In 2016, Sagiri Kitao became the first woman awarded the prize.

Nakahara Prize

What is ‘Nakahara Prize’

An award issued to a Japanese economist under the age of 45 who has made important contributions to the field of economics. The Nakahara Prize is awarded annually by the Japanese Economic Association and is named after Nobuyuki Nakahara, a former board member of the Bank of Japan.

Explaining ‘Nakahara Prize’

The Nakahara Prize was first awarded in 1995, and focuses on economists who earn international recognition rather than solely domestic recognition for their work. It is designed to award younger economists, as the maximum age of a winner is set at 45.

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