Sara Torregrosa Hetland

I am an Economic Historian, mainly interested in the history of taxationinequality, and public policies. My PhD research was centered on Spain during the decades of the transition to democracy, looking at the distributive consequences of the regime change.

I am now starting a project on 
the relation between the tax structure and the rise of welfare states 
in the period 1910 to 1970 (
"Taxing for the welfare state: public finances and progressivity in the rise of social spending (1910-1970)"
By comparing five countries representing the different 
models of welfare states in the literature (France, Spain, Sweden, the United States and the 
United Kingdom), it will establish the roles of progressive or regressive taxation in the growth 
of redistribution. This work is f
unded by 
Jan Wallanders och Tom Hedelius stiftelse samt Tore Browaldhs stiftelse.

I am also part of the project "Sustainable development, Fiscal policy and Natural resources management. Bolivia, Chile and Peru in the Nordic countries’ mirror", a network of scholars of several countries funded by the Swedish Research Council.

I also work as a member of the SWINNO project, analysing innovation policies and their impact in Sweden and Finland since 1970.

Current affiliation:
Postdoctoral Researcher,
Economic History Department,
Lund University

Please contact me at: sara.torregrosa_hetland@ekh.lu.se

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