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Nakahara Prize

Definition

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.

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.


Further Reading


Relation of early career performance and recognition to the probability of winning the Nobel Prize in economics
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… The prize was established to honour economists under the age of 45 who have produced internationally … It is my pleasure to announce that the 2005 JEA–NAKAHARA Prize has been awarded to … He is currently Professor of Economics at the University of California at San Diego …

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www.jstage.jst.go.jp [PDF]
… The prize was established to honour economists under the age of 45 who have produced internationally … It is my pleasure to announce that the 2005 JEA–NAKAHARA Prize has been awarded to … He is currently Professor of Economics at the University of California at San Diego …



Q&A About Nakahara Prize


What does the Nakahara Prize focus on?

The Nakahara Prize focuses on economists who earn international recognition rather than solely domestic recognition for their work.

How old can a winner be?

A winner cannot be older than 45 years of age.

Who awards this prize?

The Japanese Economic Association awards this prize.

How many prizes are given out each year?

One prize is given out each year.

When was the first Nakahara Prize awarded?

The first Nakahara Prize was awarded in 1995.

What is the Nakahara Prize?

The Nakahara Prize is an award issued to a Japanese economist under the age of 45 who has made important contributions to the field of economics.

What does "younger than 45 years old" mean?

Younger than 45 years old means younger than 45 years of age.

What is the prize named after?

The prize is named after its sponsor, Nobuyuki Nakahara.

Who was the first woman to win the prize?

Sagiri Kitao was the first woman to win the prize in 2016.

Why do they give out one award per year?

They give out one award per year because it encourages young economists to publish excellent papers and books internationally.