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Manuel  Teodoro

Manuel Teodoro

Expert on intersection of politics, public policy, and public management. Research focuses mainly on U.S. environmental policy and implementation, including analysis of environmental justice.

Associate professor of public affairs La Follette School of Public Affairs Home page


  • Utility management, policy, and finance.
  • Analysis of utility rate equity and affordability, issues Teodoro works on directly with governments and water sector leaders across the United States.
  • uPblic management and bureaucratic politics, emphasizing labor markets as political phenomena and predictors of organizational performance.


  • "Bureaucratic Ambition," award-winning book arguing ambition shapes administrators' decisions to innovate and to engage in politics, with consequences for innovation and democratic governance.