Tetsuya Matsubayashi

Hi, I am a professor of Osaka School of International Public Policy at Osaka University. My research is principally concerned with the functioning and consequences of the democratic process. A first line of research seeks to understand under what institutional contexts citizens are more likely to vote, when citizens are more supportive of expanding government's welfare policies, and what leads government officials to produce policies that meet the public's wish. A second line of research focuses on suicide as a measure of human well-being and explores the importance of politics to prevent suicide worldwide.


Research Interests

  • Political Science: political behavior and political representation
  • Public Health: social epidemiology and suicide prevention

For Prospective Students

  • Please contact me via email if you are interested in studying here at OSIPP. Visit this website for more information.
  • I encourage those who are interested in quantitative analysis of politics, economics, or public health to apply for our master's or doctoral program.


  • We found an error in our analysis reported in the published study "The Effect of National Suicide Prevention Programs on Suicide Rates in 21 OECD Nations in Social Science & Medicine 2011; 73(9): 1395-1400. Please see the details in this document.