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, 24 (5): 817–853 (2017). [Link]
  • Networked Innovation and Coalition Formation: The Effect of Group-Based Social Preferences (with Tom Dedeurwaerdere and Paolo Melindi-Ghidi).
    Economics of Innovation and New Technologyforthcoming.
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, 2015. [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, 2015. [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, 2017[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, 2013. [PDF]
Work in Progress
  • Accountability and Subnational Tax Autonomy: When Do Politicians Lose Fiscal Interest? [PDF]
  • Who Sent You? Strategic Voting, Transfers, and Bailouts in a Federation (with Amedeo Piolatto).
  • 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).