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Criminal Market Capture

Drug markets are the most profitable illicit markets, why do criminal organizations seek to capture the market for shellfish, avocados, or lemons? 


Peer Reviewed Publications:

"How Climate Change Affects Organized Criminal Group Behavior", Studies in Comparative International Development, 58(1):29-54, 2023

Work in progress:

"From Cocaine to Avocados: Criminal Market Capture", with Chelsea Estancona

"Supply Chain Disruptions and Criminal Governance in Mexico," with Chelsea Estancona

Criminal Governance Strategies

Criminal governance--de facto control of different aspects of populations' lives, economic, political, social--encompasses a wide variety of strategies, some are violent, others are not, what explains this variation?

Work in progress:

"Criminal Governance Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic in Mexico", with Tiago Ventura and Sandra Ley 

"Criminal Governance in Uruguay", with Gustavo Diaz, Ines Fynn, and Veronica Perez

Media coverage:

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