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Journal of Public Economics 67:221-40. 174 Commission on Fiscal Imbalance FISCAL FEDERALISM IN BELGIUM
By Marcel Gérard
Belgian federalism is an evolving federalism and any portrait of it is nothing more than the representation of a temporary,
often precarious balance, on a course whose outcome is uncertain. It is, therefore, necessary to situate the present in
this movement and I will begin this study with a necessary historic overview of the entities that now comprise this
distinctive federation called Belgium. Next, I will present this original experience and examine the devolution of fields of
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