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Ajay K. Mehrotra

Faculty bibliography for Professor Mehrotra


Ajay K. Mehrotra

Professor of Law, and Louis F. Niezer Faculty Fellow; Adjunct Associate Professor of History, 2003-2016

From International Treaties to Internet Norms: The Evolution of International Trademark Disputes in the Internet Age (with Marcelo Halpern), 21 UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC LAW 523 (2000). [HeinOnline] [SSRN] Reprinted in INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW REVIEW (Karen Tripp, Ed.), New York: West, 2001.

Law and the “Other”: Karl N. Llewellyn, Cultural Anthropology and the Legacy of The Cheyenne Way, 26 LAW & SOCIAL INQUIRY 741 (2001). [HeinOnline]

Online Dynamic Pricing: Equity, Efficiency and the Future of E-Commerce (with R. Weiss), 6 VIRGINIA JOURNAL OF LAW & TECHNOLOGY 11 (2001).

‚ÄčThe Public Control of Private Wealth: Henry Carter Adams and the Intellectual Foundations of the Modern American Fiscal StateAMERICAN BAR FOUNDATION WORKING PAPER SERIES #2109. Chicago: American Bar Foundation, 2001.

Taxation and Federal Reserve System, in ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE GREAT DEPRESSION AND NEW DEAL. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2001.

CREATING THE MODERN AMERICAN FISCAL STATE: THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF U.S. TAX POLICY, 1880-1930. Chicago: University of Chicago, 2003. (Dissertation.)

Father Francis E. Lucey and President Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Neo-Scholastic Legal Scholar’s Ambivalent Reaction to the New Deal, in FDR, THE VATICAN, AND THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH IN AMERICA, 1933-1945 (Richard Kurial and David Woolner, Eds.). New York: Palgrave Macmillian, 2003.

Bangladeshis and Pakistanis, in ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CHICAGO (James R. Grossman, et al., Eds.). Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004.

Book Review. Higgens-Evenson, The Price of Progress: Public Services, Taxation, and the American Corporate State, 1877-1929, 78 BUSINESS HISTORY REVIEW 305 (2004).

Income Tax, in ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN BUSINESS (W. Davis Folsom and Rick Boulware, Eds.). New York: Facts on File, 2004.

“More Mighty Than the Waves of the Sea:” Toilers, Tariffs and the Income Tax Movement 1880-1913, 45 LABOR HISTORY 165 (2004).

Book Review. Teaching Tax Stories, Caron (ed.), Tax Stories: An In-Depth Look at Ten Leading Federal Income Tax Cases, 55 JOURNAL OF LEGAL EDUCATION 116 (2005). [HeinOnline]

Envisioning the Modern American Fiscal State: Progressive-Era Economists and the Intellectual Foundations of the U.S. Income Tax, 52 UCLA LAW REVIEW 1793 (2005). [HeinOnline] [SSRN]. Reprinted with revisions as Edwin R.A. Seligman and the Beginnings of the U.S. Income Tax, 109 TAX NOTES 933 (2005). 

The Story of the Corporate Reorganization Provisions: From “Purely Paper” to Corporate Welfare, [SSRN] in BUSINESS TAX STORIES (Kirk Stark and Steven Bank, Eds.). New York: Foundation Press, 2005. 

Book Review. Moss, D., When All Else Fails: Government as the Ultimate Risk Manager, 47 LABOR HISTORY 147 (2006). 

Henry Carter AdamsThomas S. Adams, and Edwin R.A. Seligman, in BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN ECONOMISTS. London: Continuum, 2006.

From Berlin to Baltimore: German Historicism and the American Income Tax, 1877-1913, [SSRN] in TAXATION, STATE AND CIVIL SOCIETY IN GERMANY AND THE UNITED STATES FROM THE 18TH TO THE 20TH CENTURY (Alexander Nuetzenadel and Christoph Strupp, Eds.). Baden-Baden: Nomos Publishers, 2007.

Karl. N. Llewellyn, in ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LAW & SOCIETY: AMERICAN AND GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES (David Clark, Ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2007.

Taxation, in THE HOME FRONT ENCYCLOPEDIA: UNITED STATES, BRITAIN, AND CANADA IN WORLD WARS I AND II (James Ciment and Thaddeus Russell, Eds.). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2007

Bank of United States v. Deveaux, 9 U.S. 61 (1809), in ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES (David S. Tanenhaus et al., Eds.) Detroit: Macmillan Reference, 2008.

Book Review. Einhorn, R., American Taxation, American Slavery, 26 LAW AND HISTORY REVIEW 206 (2008). [HeinOnline]

Forging Fiscal Reform: Constitutional Change, Public Policy, and the Creation of Administrative Capacity in Wisconsin 1880-1920, 20 JOURNAL OF POLICY HISTORY 94 (2008). [ SSRN]

Mergers, Taxes, and Historical Materialism, 83 INDIANA LAW JOURNAL 881 (2008). [HeinOnline] [SSRN]

‘To Lay and Collect’: Governors, Fiscal Federalism, and the Political Economy of Twentieth-Century Tax Policy [SSRN] (with David Shreve), in A LEGACY OF INNOVATION: GOVENORS AND PUBLIC POLICY (Ethan G. Scribnick, Ed.). Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008.

Arthur A. Ballantine, in YALE BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN LAW (Roger K. Newman, Ed.). New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009.

The Intellectual Foundations of the Modern American Fiscal State, 138 DÆDALUS 53 (2009). [Journal Website]

THE NEW FISCAL SOCIOLOGY: TAXATION IN COMPARATIVE AND HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE (co-edited with Isaac William Martin and Monica Prasad). New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009.

“Render Unto Caesar...”: Religion/Ethics, Expertise, and the Historical Underpinnings of the Modern American Tax System, 40 LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO LAW JOURNAL 321 (2009). [HeinOnline] [SSRN]

Taxation: United States Law in OXFORD INTERNATIONAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LEGAL HISTORY (Stanley N. Katz, Ed.) New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.

The Thunder of History: The Origins and Development of the New Fiscal Sociology [SSRN] (with Isaac William Martin and Monica Prasad), in THE NEW FISCAL SOCIOLOGY: TAXATION IN COMPARATIVE AND HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE (A. Mehrotra,  I. W. Martin and M. Prasad, Eds.). New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009. 

American Economic Development, Managerial Corporate Capitalism, and the Institutional Foundations of the Modern Income Tax, 73 LAW AND CONTEMPORARY PROBLEMS 25 (2010). [HeinOnline] [SSRN]

Anger, Irony, and the Formal Rationality of Professionalism, 28 LAW AND HISTORY REVIEW 241 (2010). (Forum Response to Comments on “Lawyers, Guns & Public Monies”). [HeinOnline]

Book Review. Haydu, J., Citizen Employers: Business Communities and Labor in Cincinnati and San Francisco, 1870-1916, 21 TRAJECTORIES: NEWSLETTER OF THE ASA COMPARATIVE AND HISTORICAL SOCIOLOGY SECTION 31 (Spring 2010).

Book Review. The Price of Conflict: War, Taxes, and the Politics of Fiscal Citizenship, Bank, et al., War and Taxes, 108 MICHIGAN LAW REVIEW 1053 (2010). [HeinOnline] [SSRN]

Income Tax, Federal, in ENCYCLOPEDIA OF U.S. POLITICAL HISTORY. New York: MTM Publishing, 2010.

Lawyers, Guns & Public Monies: The U.S. Treasury, World War One, and the Administration of the Modern Fiscal State, 28 LAW AND HISTORY REVIEW 173 (2010). [HeinOnline

The Public Control of Corporate Power: Revisiting the 1909 U.S. Corporate Tax from a Comparative Perspective, 11 THEORETICAL INQUIRIES IN LAW 497 (2010). [SSRN]

Book Review. Berk, G., Louis D. Brandeis and the Making of Regulated Competition, 1900-1932, 45 LAW & SOCIETY REVIEW 1074 (2011). [HeinOnline]

From Programmatic Reform to Social Science Research: The National Tax Association and the Promise and Perils of Disciplinary Encounters (with Joseph J. Thorndike), 45 LAW & SOCIETY REVIEW 593 (2011). [HeinOnline] [SSRN

Book Review. Pollack, S., War, Revenue, and the State Building: Financing the Development of the American State, 52 AMERICAN JOURNAL OF LEGAL HISTORY 535 (2012).

Book Review. Michelmore, M., Tax and Spend: The Welfare State, Tax Politics, and the Limits of American Liberalism, 118 (2) AMERICAN HISTORICAL REVIEW 554 (2013).

From Seligman to Shoup: The Early Columbia School of Taxation and Development, [SSRN] in THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF TRANSNATIONAL TAX REFORM: THE SHOUP MISSION TO JAPAN IN HISTORICAL CONTEXT (W. Elliot Brownlee et al., Eds.) New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013.


Book Review. Ippoloto, D., Deficits, Debt, and the New Politics of Tax Policy, 100 JOURNAL OF AMERICAN HISTORY 1293 (2014).

Charles A. Beard & the Columbia School of Political Economy: Revisiting the Intellectual Roots of the Beardian Thesis 29 CONSTITUTIONAL COMMENTARY 475 (2014). [HeinOnline] [SSRN

Book Review. Reviving Fiscal Citizenship, Zelenak, L., Learning to Love Form 1040: Two Cheers for the Return-Based Mass Income Tax, 113 MICHIGAN LAW REVIEW 943 (2015). [HeinOnline] [SSRN