Leticia Arroyo Abad is an associate professor of Economics at City University of New York and a research fellow at CEPR. Her primary research area is the political economy of development in historical perspective, with a focus on the Americas. Her recent work has measured the effect of taxes on redistribution across Latin America, examined the impact of mining on long-term economic growth, analyzed immigration networks in Argentina, and quantified the effects of pandemics on American election results.