Research

Publications in Internationally Reviewed Journals
  • Can Fiscal Equalisation Mitigate Tax Competition? Ad Valorem, Residence-Based Taxation in a Federation.
    International Tax and Public Finance, forthcoming. [PDF]
Publications in Belgian Journals (Selected)
  • Het Nut van Dotaties in Gelaagde Staatsvormen: een Vergelijking van Vereveningsmechanismen. (“The Aim of Federal Grants: a Cross-Country Analysis of Equalisation Mechanisms”, with André Decoster). Belgisch Tijdschrift voor Sociale Zekerheid, 57 (3), 561-595. [PDF]
  • De Economische Theorie van het Federalisme: Was de 6de Staatshervorming een Schot in de Roos? (“Fiscal Federalism: Did the Belgian 6th Institutional Reform Hit the Mark?”, with André Decoster). Tijdschrift voor Bank- en Financiewezen (2), 151-157. [PDF]
Policy Reports (Selected)
  • Interregionale financiële stromen in België van 2000 tot 2020. (“Interregional Fiscal Flows in Belgium from 2000 until 2020”, with André Decoster). Department of Economics, KU Leuven. [PDF] [Reflectienota]
  • De Nieuwe Bijzondere Financieringswet van de 6de Staatshervorming: Werden de Beloften Ingelost? (“The New Financing Law of the Belgian 6th Institutional Reform: Were All Promises Kept?”, with André Decoster). Flemosi Discussion Paper Series (28), Department of Economics, KU Leuven. [PDF]
Work in Progress
  • Accountability and Subnational Tax Autonomy: When Do Politicians Lose Fiscal Interest? [PDF]
  • A Soft Spot for Bailouts: Regional Affiliation in a Federal Government (with Amedeo Piolatto).
  • Voluntary Provision of Public Knowledge Goods: Group-Based Social Preferences and Coalition Formation (with Tom Dedeurwaerdere and Paolo Melindi-Ghidi). R&R at Economics of Innovation and New Technology. 
  • When to Play the Populist Card? Accountability, Tax Autonomy, and Regionalism
  • Invest-As-You-Go: Public Health Investment, Long-Term Care and Welfare (with Paolo Melindi-Ghidi).