• Public Policy and Strategic Negotiations

Research Interests

  • Leadership, stakeholder engagement, public policy processes and design, public-private partnerships and inclusive business.
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Manuel J. De Vera

Assistant Professor
Executive Director, TeaM Energy Center for Bridging Leadership

Academic Background

  • Master in Public Administration, Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government (USA)
  • Bachelor of Science in Political Science, University of the Philippines, Diliman

Program Certificates

  • Global Colloquium on Participant Centered Learning, Harvard Business School (USA)
  • Training on the evaluation of social programs, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA)
  • Leadership and Management for Business Integrity in Emerging Markets (2011) and Mediation (2015) Central European University (Hungary)

Professional and Academic Experience

  • Office of the President, Republic of the Philippines
  • House of Representatives, Congress of the Philippines

Published Working/Conference Papers

  • Asian Public-Private Partnerships: An Overview of Trends and Innovations (Co-authored with Philamer Torio, Michael Timbang, Charles Siriban, Business and Development Research, 2013)
  • Grit and Superior Work Performance in an Asian Context (Co-authored with Jacinto Gavino, Jr. and Edwin Portugal, Proceedings of 11th International Business and Social Science Research Conference, 2015)

Journal Articles

  • Should my NGO go on a “pork barrel diet”? The case of the Priority Development Assistance Fund in the Philippines (Co-authored with Ronald Mendoza and Charles Siriban, Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies, 2014)
  • The impact of government failure on tourism in the Philippines (Co-authored with Wilfred Manuela, Transport Policy, 2015)
  • Towards understanding a multi-stakeholder approach in a youth leadership development program (Co-authored with Jose Enrique Corpus and Donn David Ramos, International Journal of Public Leadership, 2016)

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