Takuya Onoda

Takuya Onoda

PhD Candidate

Department of Government

About me

Thesis: The politics of drug rationing in England and France

My thesis examines government policies towards funding drugs through the public health care system, exploring variations in policy choices across countries and over time. By tracing the trajectories of drug funding policies in England and France since the late 1980s, it seeks to develop an analytical framework for understanding the politics behind policy choices. Through cross-national, temporal, and within-country comparisons and process tracing, it highlights the role of institutional structures in political dynamics and policy development.

Supervisor: Mark Thatcher

Research interests

  • Comparative public policy (especially in Europe)
  • Comparative political economy
  • Health and social policy
  • Business-government relations; regulatory politics
  • Theories of the state and institutions