Japanese Government Honors University of Chicago Economist Raaj Sah for Analysis of Economic and Financial Policies

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Professor Raaj Sah has been awarded the "Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon," by the Government of Japan on behalf of the Emperor of Japan, for his analysis of tax reforms and other economic and financial policies. Raaj Sah is a Professor of Public Policy and Economics, at the University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy.

Raaj K. Sah, Professor of Public Policy and Economics, at the University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy, has been awarded the "Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon" by the Government of Japan

Professor Raaj Sah, of the University of Chicago, has been awarded the "Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon" by the Government of Japan

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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 Sah is a Professor of Public Policy and Economics, at the University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy.

This prestigious honor, announced in Autumn 2017, was awarded to Professor Sah for his contributions to the analysis of Japan’s economic and financial policies. Among the government 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.

“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.

“His ideas have impacted many societies and not just Japan and India,” said Professor Errol D'Souza, the Director-in-Charge of the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad. Professor Sah is Distinguished Fellow at this Institute.

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. Among the honorary positions that he has held is at the Ministry of Finance Japan.

Professor Sah holds a PhD in economics from the University of Pennsylvania. He is an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.

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