Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Mehrotra to Direct ABF

We are thrilled to announce that the American Bar Foundation has announced former LHB Guest Blogger Ajay K. Mehrotra as its new Director.  The holder of a JD from Georgetown and a PhD from the University of Chicago, Professor Mehrotra has taught tax law and written on the history of taxation in the United States while a member of the faculty of the University of Indiana-Bloomington Maurer School of Law, where currently he is Associate Dean for Research.  LHB readers know that his Making the Modern American Fiscal State: Law, Politics, and the Rise of Progressive Taxation, 1877-1929 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013), won the annual book award of the Society for US Intellectual History for 2014 and that through his scholarship and organizational efforts Mehrotra has established a legal historical presence within the emerging field of fiscal sociology.  Next month he'll be part of a congressional briefing on American Families, Global Competition, and Comprehensive Tax Reform in Historical Perspective sponsored by the National History Center.