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Gouvernance francophone « responsable », condition d'une politique socio-économique efficace et solidaire en Belgique ?


  • Mathias Dewatripont


This short paper starts from two contributions written by economists in late 2007 and early 2008 which plead for : (i) improved public governance in French-speaking Belgium, and (ii) « responsible solidarity » within Belgium, together with improved coordination of policies. The paper argues that these two messages are complementary and discusses some specifics of a mechanism meant to incentivize regional convergence in employment rates across Belgian regions, noting that such a convergence would basically eliminate the fiscal transfers between regions. JEL Codes – H11, H77, I28.

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  • Mathias Dewatripont, 2009. "Gouvernance francophone « responsable », condition d'une politique socio-économique efficace et solidaire en Belgique ?," Reflets et perspectives de la vie économique, De Boeck Université, vol. 0(1), pages 15-21.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:rpvedb:rpve_481_0015

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    JEL classification:

    • H11 - Public Economics - - Structure and Scope of Government - - - Structure and Scope of Government
    • H77 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - Intergovernmental Relations; Federalism
    • I28 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Government Policy


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