Kohei Suzuki is Assistant Professor at Institute of Public Administration, the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs at Leiden University, the Hague, the Netherlands. His research examines how bureaucratic structures and administrative reforms affect policy outcomes, bureaucratic behavior, and broader governance outcomes with a comparative perspective. He obtained his Ph.D. in Public Policy from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University, Bloomington in June 2016. He also worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Quality of Government Institute, Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg in Sweden. He joined the Institute of Public Administration, Leiden University in January 2019. Please visit his website for details.
Originally from Okazaki city in Japan, Kohei Suzuki studied at Tohoku University in Japan (BA in Law). He also studied at the Elliott School of International Affairs, the George Washington University in the United States (MA in International Affairs). After graduation, he came back to Japan and worked for private research companies for several years, engaging in policy research and consulting services for local and central governments in Japan. This practical experience motivated him to go back to academia for further studies. He obtained his Ph.D. in Public Policy from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (now the Paul H. O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs) at Indiana University, Bloomington in June 2016. He worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Quality of Government Institute, Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg in Sweden from 2016 to 2018. He joined the Institute of Public Administration in January 2019.
- Comparative Public Administration and Management
- Bureaucratic Structure and Behavior
- Quality of Government
- Municipal Performance
- Gender Representation
- Administrative Reform
- Comparative Civil Society
- Comparative Public Management
- Research Design
- Research Methods
- Bachelor and Master Thesis Supervision (Comparative public management and administration: bureaucratic structures, managerial characteristics, and government performance)
- Politics of the Policy Process: Varieties of Bureaucracy and Governance Outcomes (Leiden University College)