The Government of Japan has conferred this honor on behalf of His Majesty the Emperor of Japan.

Professor Raaj Sah has been awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon. The Government of Japan has conferred this honor on behalf of His Majesty the Emperor of Japan. Raaj Kumar Sah is Professor of Public Policy and Economics, at the University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy.

Professor Sah has contributed to the analysis of Japan’s economic and financial policies. Among the policies that he has engaged with are on tax reforms, public revenues, deficits, and redistribution. These have been some of the central issues for contemporary Japan. The honor was announced in Autumn 2017.

Professor Sah said, “I am humbled. My long association with Japan has profoundly influenced how I try to understand the world. I am deeply grateful to my colleagues in Japan who, through these years, have generously shared their wisdom and time with me.”

“Professor Sah combines his researcher’s incisiveness and his vast knowledge with his practical wisdom. He works seamlessly across cultures and societies, deeply respecting the differences and, at the same time, transcending them. He is admirably original in all domains of his work,” said Professor and Deputy Dean Dan Black, at the University of Chicago.

Professor Sah has previously held faculty positions, in business, economics, and public policy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Princeton University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Yale University. He is Distinguished Fellow of the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Pennsylvania. He is an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.

Professor Sah grew up in India near the place where Buddha delivered his last sermon. His interest in Japan began in those early stages of his life. Beginning with an extended journey in 1979, he has traveled to Japan over twenty times, including as scholar at the Ministry of Finance Japan.

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