Dr. Usman W Chohan

DIRECTOR - Economic Affairs & National Development

Dr. Usman W. Chohan is an international economist and academic who specializes in the fields of public value theory, parliamentary fiscal scrutiny, the One Belt One Road and cryptocurrencies. He has previously had key affiliations with the World Economic Forum, the World Bank, and the National Bank of Canada. He was included among Australia's 50 Top Thinkers by the Conversation (2016), and he is among the Top 20 Business Authors (out of 12,000 authors) and Top 30 Overall Authors (out of 30,000 authors) on the Social Science Research Network, which is the largest open-repository of knowledge in the world. In the academic realm, his research has been cited widely, as for example in the World Trade Organization, the European Parliament, the National Bureau of Economic Research, Quantitative Finance, IEEE, the OECD, the ABC (Australia), the Sydney Morning Herald, the BBC, Genome Research, Gizmodo, among many others. His Doctoral work at UNSW (Australia) was to create the world's first multidisciplinary synthesis of Independent Fiscal Institutions, and he a post-doctoral fellowship with UNSW to continue that line of enquiry.