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Takuma Kamada
1001 Oswald Tower
University Park , PA 16802
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Biography:

Welcome! My research interests intersect at illegal markets, race, and inequality across space and time. I study sociological and criminological causes and consequences of illegal markets with a focus on race and inequality, using quasi-experimental research designs. There are broadly three threads of research. The first thread has to do with how crime and non-crime related policies affect illegal markets. The second thread deals with how illegal markets shape race relations, communities, and residential landscape. The third thread studies whether inequalities in legitimate domains spill over or displace inequalities in illegal markets. 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. "The Emergence of Crack Cocaine, the Nature of Violence, and Enduring Effects on Suburbanization." In Preparation for Submission.

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." Reject & Resubmit at 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.