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Takuma Kamada
1001 Oswald Tower
University Park , PA 16802
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Welcome! My research focuses on the effects of social policies and law enforcement on communities and crime, using quasi-experimental research designs. Specifically, I address the following research questions: (i) how do social policies and law enforcement affect crime, with emphasis on illegal markets in different ethno-racial contexts? (ii) how do crime and subsequent enforcement shape communities such as race relations and social inequality? In short, my goal is to understand the conditions under which institutional contexts affects crime, and in turn how they augment or mitigate community relations and social inequality. Here are some of my works. Please refer to my CV for further information. Comments always welcome! 

Selected Publications, Papers under Revision, and Working Papers  (# Equal authorship; * Graduate student co-authorship at the time of writing): 

Kamada, Takuma. 2019. "Reversal Fortunes: Ethno-Racial and Skin Tone Differences in Illegal Earnings." Under Review. 

# * Hoshino, Tetsuya and Takuma Kamada. 2019. "Third-Party Policing on Organized Crime: Evidence from the Yakuza." Resubmitted to Journal of Quantitative Criminology.

Gavrilova, Evelina, Takuma Kamada, and Floris Zoutman. 2019. "Is Legal Pot Crippling Mexican Drug Tracking Organisations? The Effect of Medical Marijuana Laws on US Crime." The Economic Journal, 129(617): 375-407.