Sara Torregrosa Hetland

I am an Economic Historian, mainly interested in the history of taxationinequality, and public policies. My PhD analysed the distributive consequences of the Spanish transition to democracy, particularly the reforms and operation of the tax system.

My current research deals with 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 different 
models of welfare states (France, Spain, Sweden, the United States and the 
United Kingdom), the project 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, as well as by the Swedish Research Council.

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 have previously worked in the SWINNO project, analysing innovation policies and their impact in Sweden and Finland since 1970.

Current affiliation:
Economic History Department,
Lund University

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

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