Professor Ryuzo Sato

Director of The Center for Japan-US Business and Economic Studies,
C.V. Starr Professor of Economics
44 West Fourth Street, Suite 7-190, New York, NY 100121
Phone: 212.998.0750 Fax: 212.995.4219 E-mail:



Spring 2005: International Studies Project

Overview of Japanese Economy

Student Information Sheet

Japanese Economic PDF (High resolution - 22.7 Mb) (Low Resolution - 5.8Mb)

Spring 2003: Economic Growth and Technical Change
Spring 2002: The Comparative Analysis of Japanese and U.S. Economies

Ryuzo Sato joined the Stern School in 1985 as C.V. Starr Professor of Economics and Director of The Center for Japan-U.S. Business and Economic Studies. He is also Adjunct Professor of Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Visiting Professor of Economics at both the International University of Japan and Nihon University in Tokyo, and Editor of Japan and the World Economy, an international theory and policy journal. Prior to becoming a Stern faculty member, Dr. Sato was Professor of Economics at Brown University.

For more than thirty years, Professor Sato has divided his time between Japan and the United States. During the four to six months he spends in Japan each year, Dr. Sato conducts research, gives lectures, and writes on the subject of Japan-U.S. relations. In March 1991, his book, The Chrysanthemum and the Eagle, was awarded the first Rondansho Prize for excellence in social science writing by Yomiuri Shimbun. Recent work includes Growth Theory and Technical Change: The Collected Essays of Ryuzo Sato, Vol. I (Edward Elgar, 1996), a collection of selected essays which is part of the "Economists of the Twentieth Century Series", Theory of Technical Change and Economic Invariance: Application of Lie Groups (Academic Press, 1981), Production, Stability and Dynamic Symmetry: The Selected Essays of Ryuzo Sato, Volume Two, (Economists of the Twentieth Century Series, Elgar, 1999), Theory of Technical Change and Economic Invariance: Application of Lie Groups, (Reprint, New Version, Elgar, 1999), Symmetry and Economic Invariance (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1998). Professor Sato also writes columns regularly for such Japanese newspapers as Yomiuri Shimbun and Shizuoka Shimbun.

Professor Sato, who was a Fulbright Scholar, received his B.A. in Economics from Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo, his Ph.D. in Economics from Johns Hopkins University, and his Dr. Economics from Hitotsubashi University. His principal areas of research interest are mathematical economics and economic growth. He teaches Microeconomics, Economic Growth and Technical Change and the Japanese Economy.