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 to honour and encourage young economists to publish internationally well-recognized papers and books.
Kasahara has been invited to lecture and receive the Nakahara Prize at the 2017 Spring meeting of the Japanese Economic Association this June.
The Japanese Economic Association recognized Kasahara for his work in:
- Theoretical and empirical analysis of the effect of importing intermediate inputs on firm productivity and macroeconomics;
- The development of estimation and inference methods for finite mixture models and their applications to dynamic optimization models;
- Theoretical research on the nested pseudo-likelihood algorithm for econometric models with a fixed point constraint including dynamic optimization models.
His main areas of research are econometrics and international trade. In econometrics, his research interests include estimation of structural models and nonparametric identification and estimation of finite mixture models.
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