The Philip Pro Lecture with Ajay Mehrotra
Making the Modern American Fiscal State: Law, Politics, and the Rise of Progressive Taxation, 1877-1929
Between the end of Reconstruction and the onset of the Great Depression, the intellectual, legal, and administrative foundations of the modern fiscal state first took shape. This lecture will discuss how and why this new fiscal polity came to be.
About Ajay K. Mehrotra
Ajay K. Mehrotra is the executive director and a research professor at the American Bar Foundation, a Chicago-based, non-profit research institute that focuses on the empirical and interdisciplinary study of law, legal institutions, and legal processes. He is also a professor of law at the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law. His scholarship and teaching focus on legal history and tax law. More generally, his research explores law and political economy in historical and comparative perspective, with a particular focus on tax law and policy.
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