Kadeem’s research uses economic theory and applied econometrics to examine the consequences of criminal justice, taxation, and other social policies, with a focus on how these policies affect opportunity, inequality, wealth concentration, and poverty in the United States. Research projects he is working on include: 1) evaluating how Chicago police respond to high-profile police brutality incidents, 2) analyzing whether current officer discipline deters police misconduct, and 3) investigating the implications of using the tax system to redistribute from those who happened to be raised in wealthy neighborhoods to those who were raised in under-resourced neighborhoods. Kadeem hopes that his research can help change policing and taxation policy to increase economic opportunity for those who live in high-crime, low-income communities.
MORE ABOUT KADEEM
Kadeem is a Trinidadian immigrant who was fortunate enough to benefit from upward mobility and the American Dream. With broad knowledge of policy analysis and economics, Kadeem studies how policy surrounding criminal justice, education, and health can be changed to promote economic mobility and equality of opportunity.