Kohei Suzuki

Joint Public Policy Ph.D.

Email:
suzukik@indiana.edu
Campus:
IU Bloomington

Résumé/CV

Education

  • Ph.D., School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University
  • George Washington University, Washington, D.C., 2002
  • Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, 2000

Biography

  • Associate Instructor, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, 2014-15
  • Research Assistant for Dr. Claudia Avellaneda, Indiana University, 2013-15
  • Senior Researcher, Project Leader, Value Management Institute, Tokyo, Japan,2006-10
  • COE Researcher, Centers of Excellence for Sustainable Urban Regeneration, University of Tokyo, Japan, 2005-06
  • Chief Staff Researcher, Manifesto Evaluation Project, Genron NPO, Tokyo, Japan, 2004-06
  • Researcher, Division of Regional Policy Research and Consulting, UFJ Institute, Tokyo, Japan, 2002-04
  • Research Intern, New America Foundation, Washington, D.C., 2002
  • Research Intern, Dynamic Strategies Asia, Japanese Politicians.com, Arlington, Virginia, 2002
  • Intern, Sister Cities International, Research Intern, Washington, D.C.,  2001-02

Courses Taught

  • SPEA V-236: Management Concepts and Applications in Public and Private Organizations (Fall 2014, Spring 2015, and Fall 2015)
  • POLS Y205-Analyzing Politics (Spring 2011)
  • EALC J101: Elementary Japanese (Fall 2013)
  • EALC J201, J202: Second Year Japanese (Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Spring 2013)

Selected Publications

Research Interests

Comparative Public Administration, Comparative Public Policy, Municipal Performance, Civil Society, Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods, Survey Research

Current Projects

  • “Does Political Context Condition the Effect of Chief Executives’ Managerial Capacity on Municipal Performance?” (with C.N. Avellaneda)
  • “The Effects of Government Retrenchment on Citizens’ Provision of Public Service”
  •  “Does the Quality of Local Democracy Affect Fiscal Performance?” (with Y. Han)

Honors & Awards

  • Best Public Management Paper Award, 15th Annual Conference, Association of SPEA Ph.D. Students, 2015

Grants & Funding

  • Ph.D. Fellowship for Tuition and Annual Stipend. School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, Bloomington, 2013-16
  • Six Individual Travel Grants, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, 2013-15
  • Conference Travel Grant, East Asian Studies Center, Indiana University, 2015
  • Prestage-Cook Travel Award, Southern Political Science Association, 2015
  • Dissertation Grant, Konosuke Matsushita Memorial Foundation, 2013-14
  • Ph.D. Fellowship for Tuition and Annual Stipend, East Asian Languages & Cultures, Indiana University, Bloomington, 2011-13
  • Fellowship for Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research (IQMR), School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, 2011-13
  • Pre-Dissertation Research Grant, Office of the Vice President for International Affairs at Indiana University, 2012
  • Fellowships for Tuition and Stipend. Department of Political Science, Indiana University, Bloomington, 2011

Presentations

  • Suzuki, Kohei and Claudia Avellaneda. “Does Context Condition the Effect of Chief Executives’ Managerial Capacity on Municipal Performance?” Presented at the Academy of Management Meeting. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. August 7-11, 2015.
  • Suzuki, Kohei and Kentaro Sakuwa. “Recentralization and Municipal Performance: Assessing the Impact of Municipal Mergers on Local Government Performance” Presented at the 15th Annual Conference of Association of SPEA Ph.D. Students. Bloomington, IN. April 10, 2015.
    *Selected as the best paper in public management
  • Suzuki, Kohei. “Explaining Local Citizens’ Responses to Public Service Retrenchment.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association. Chicago, April 16-19, 2015.
  • Suzuki, Kohei and Claudia Avellaneda. “Does Context Condition the Effect of Chief Executives’ Managerial Capacity on Municipal Performance?” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association. New Orleans, January 15-17, 2015.
  • Suzuki, Kohei and Claudia N. Avellaneda. “The Effect of The Macro Institutional Context on Local Government Performance: A comparative analysis.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association. Washington, D.C. August 28-31, 2014.
  • Avellaneda, Claudia N., Morgen Johansen and Kohei Suzuki. “What Motivates Japanese Nonprofit Decisions in Latin America?” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association. Chicago, April 3-6, 2014.
  • Suzuki, Kohei. “The Effects of Government Service Retrenchment on Citizen Participation in Service Provision.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association. Chicago, April 11-14, 2013.

 Invited Talks (in Japanese)

  • “An Introduction to Political Election Manifesto: Tools for Citizens to Influence the Government” Study Seminar by Academic Staff at Rikkyo University, Tokyo, Japan. September 7, 2007
  • Commentator for the final presentation by the Decentralization and Local Revitalization group, Inter University Seminar for the Future of Japan 2005 (a student policy contest). December 10, 2005
  • Commentator for the interim presentation by the Decentralization and Local Revitalization group, Inter University Seminar for the Future of Japan 2005 (a student policy contest). October 23, 2005