Dr Usman W. Chohan

Advisor to President CASS on Economic Affairs & National Development

Dr Usman Chohan

Dr. Usman W Chohan

Professional Experience

Dr. Usman W. Chohan is an international economist and academic who was one of the founding Directors of CASS, now serving as Advisor to President CASS on Economic Affairs & National Development. He is among the Top 100 Authors across all subjects & disciplines (out of 1.2 million authors) on the Social Science Research Network (SSRN), which is the largest open repository of knowledge in the world. At CASS, he has authored five books in the past five years: (1)  Public Value & Budgeting: International Perspectives, (2) Reimagining Public Managers: Delivering Public Value(3) Public Value and the Digital Economy, (4) Pandemics and Public Value Management, and (5)  Activist Retail Investors and the Future of Financial Markets (co-edited), all published with Routledge. In the academic realm, his research has been cited widely, and Dr. Chohan has testified before various authorities based on his technical expertise. Dr. Chohan has a PhD in economics from UNSW Australia, where his doctoral work led to the world’s first multidisciplinary synthesis of independent legislative fiscal institutions, and an MBA from McGill University (Canada), with coursework at MIT-Tsinghua. His previous practitioner experience includes working at the National Bank of Canada and the World Bank.  He is also the President of the International Association of Hyperpolyglots (HYPIA), the leading organization worldwide for hyperpolyglotism and whose membership consists of the speakers of six or more languages. He appears frequently on domestic and international televisionpodcasts, and lecture series in various languages. He is also trained in South Asian musicology and plays the sitar. In addition, Dr. Chohan has maintained an annual reading challenge of 100 books every year since 2011. Dr. Chohan’s forthcoming sixth book is titled Public Value and the Post-Pandemic Society.

Events

Publications

The Sober Society

PAKISTAN has begun to realign its strategic orientation from traditional geopolitics towards contemporary geoeconomics. In this regard, it has begun to build what I term

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India

On Trade With india

In both India and Pakistan, there are voices that advocate for better trading ties as a “win-win situation,” arguing that economic rapprochement is either (1)

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modi

The Sick Man of Asia

Although much of the world is preparing to move past the Covid-19 pandemic, with large immunization programs and the reopening of economic activity, there is

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