Manuel "Manny" P. Teodoro

Texas A&M University
Political Science

2059 Allen Building
4348 TAMU
College Station, TX
USA
77843
mteodoro@tamu.edu

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My research stands at the nexus of politics, policy, and public administration, with a special focus on US environmental policy and management.

Citation:
Konisky, D.M. & M.P. Teodoro. Forthcoming. "When Governments Regulate Governments," American Journal of Political Science.
Abstract: This article advances a political theory of regulation that accounts for the choices of regulators and regulated entities when both are governments. Leading theories of regulation assume that governments regulate profit-maximizing firms: Governments set rules, to which firms respond rationally in ways that constrain their behavior. But often the entities that governments regulate are other governments. We argue that government agencies and private firms often face different compliance costs, and that agencies have greater incentives than firms to appeal regulations through political channels. Simultaneously, the typical enforcement instruments that regulators use to influence firm behavior may be less effective against governments. Our empirical subjects are public and private entities’ compliance with the U.S. Clean Air Act and Safe Drinking Water Act. We find that, compared with private firms, governments violate these laws significantly more frequently and are less likely to be penalized for violations.
URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ajps.12221/abstract
Citation:
Teodoro, Manuel P. 2014. “When Professionals Lead: Executive Management, Normative Isomorphism, and Policy Implementation,” Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 24(4): 983-1004.
URL: http://jpart.oxfordjournals.org/content/24/4/983
Citation:
Teodoro, M.P. 2011. Bureaucratic Ambition: Careers, Motives, and the Innovative Administrator. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.
Citation:
Teodoro, M.P. 2013. “Moving In, Managing Up: Executive Job Formation and Political Behaviour,” Journal of Public Policy 33(2): 137-164.
Citation:
Teodoro, M.P. 2013. Water Utility Executive Leadership for the 21st Century. Denver: Water Research Foundation.
URL: http://www.waterrf.org/Pages/Projects.aspx?PID=4342

Substantive Focus:
Environmental Policy SECONDARY
Governance PRIMARY
Urban Public Policy

Theoretical Focus:
Policy Process Theory
Agenda-Setting, Adoption, and Implementation PRIMARY
Policy Analysis and Evaluation SECONDARY

Keywords

PROFESSIONALISM BUREAUCRACY WATER ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS BUREAUCRATIC AMBITION IMPLEMENTATION REGULATION