Career Paths of Bureaucrats

Price Governance Salon, featuring Manuel Teodoro, Colgate University

Teodoro’s research employs both statistical analysis and interview-based and mixed-method case studies. His first book, Bureaucratic Ambition (2011, Johns Hopkins University Press), advances a theory of bureaucratic policy entrepreneurship, its effects on innovation in public agencies, and its impact on democratic governance. Current research efforts include a national study of utility CEOs’ management and political behavior, a project on the relationships between public agency executives and their elected officials, and an analysis of the impact of independent technocratic agencies on the politics of industry privatization in Africa.