What is the Nakahara Prize?

The Nakahara Prize is an award from the Japanese government to Japanese economists under age 45 who have made significant contributions to the world of economics.

How Does the Nakahara Prize Work?

The board of directors of the Japanese Economic Association determines who wins the Nakahara Prize, which was first awarded in 1995. The award is annual and is named after Nobuyuki Nakahara, who was a director at the Bank of Japan. Foreign economists are eligible to win the prize.

Why Does the Nakahara Prize Matter?

The Nakahara Prize is a huge professional achievement for a young economist, and it means that the winner has contributed significant new knowledge to the field. Often, the winner's work is published around the world.