The Center for Federalism promotes and coordinates research in the area of fiscal federalism and public economics at large. It aims at stimulating theoretical and empirical research on federalism, at promoting academic training on these topics, and at disseminating research output to a specialized and a general audience, through workshops, conferences and public debates. The Center for Federalism continues the activities of the "Sinergia" projects financed by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) on fiscal federalism (