Dr. Usman W. Chohan

Advisor

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/edited eight books in the past five years,  all published with Routledge (see below). In the academic realm, his research has been cited widely, and Dr. Chohan has testified before various authorities based on his technical expertise. He has been published in prestigious journals such as Policy & Society, The International Journal of Public Administration, and Parliamentary Affairs.

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. Dr. Chohan has been a speaker at major national conferences such as GSTAR and the Margalla Dialogue. 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.

List of Books at CASS

  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,
  5. Activist Retail Investors and the Future of Financial Markets(co-edited)
  6. Public Value and the Post-Pandemic Society
  7. Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs): Multidisciplinary Perspectives(edited),

Forthcoming books

  1. Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs): Innovation and Vulnerability in the Digital Economy (co-edited).
  2. Critical Polyglot Studies (co-authored)
  3. Public Governance on the Blockchain (co-edited)

Events

Publications

the free zone

The Free Zone

A glimpse across Pakistan’s economy today indicates that profitable and productive industries and businesses are struggling in a variety of ways. Yet when probed
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The Silly Budget-Dr Usman

The Silly-Budget

Having wasted nearly a year in political squabbling, and unable to take important decisions or focus on the economy, while also being battered
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The Raging Forest

The Raging Forest

Although the persistent interest of most observers has been on the IMF’s ongoing negotiations with Pakistan on the Ninth Review, it is important for us to
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Assassin, Doctor, Dealer

The IMF is a large and complex bureaucracy which contends with multiple objectives in a dynamic international environment. Therefore, it is inherently unfair
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economic crisis in Pakistan

People of the Whip

The combination of an ongoing economic crisis in Pakistan and its strident negotiations with the IMF have led many to a dispiriting conclusion: national decision-makers
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no interest

No More Interest?

At a time when the economy is going through an acute crisis; when households, industries, and the government are all feeling a severe pinch, some scholars
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2 Rupees

Two Rupees

There are two currencies in Pakistan: one is the rupee at the official rate, and the other is the rupee in the gray market. One is
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Role Models

Role Models

It is difficult to understate the importance of role models in the cultivation of superior conduct among ordinary people, and in the mobilization of society towards
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Piñata Technocracy

For centuries, the children of Mexico have played with a candy-filled toy at birthday parties known as a piñata. The piñata is a large, animal-shaped
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