Paolo Masella and Klaus F. Zimmermann
The Kuznets Prize 2014 was awarded to Paolo Masella for his article "National Identity and Ethnic Diversity", Journal of Population Economics (2013), 26(2), p. 437-454. The paper investigates the main determinants of national sentiment and the relationship between ethnic diversity and the intensity of national feelings.
The selection committee was most impressed by the originality of the research approach, the methodological rigor and the thorough analysis of the data.
Paolo Masella is a lecturer at the Department of Economics of the University of Sussex. He obtained his Phd in Economics at LSE and he is currently a Research Associate of CEP (LSE). Prior to joining the University of Sussex he was Research Fellow at EUI and at the University of Mannheim. His main areas of research are Economics and Culture, Political Economy and Labour Economics.