Mr Usman Chohan

Research Assistant /Teaching
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Usman W. Chohan, MBA is undertaking his doctoral work at UNSW Canberra under Professor Kerry Jacobs on legislative budget reform, continuing his previous work at the World Bank Institute in focusing on the roles of Parliamentary Budget Offices in enhancing accountability in the budget process, strengthening governance mechanisms, and fostering better fiscal policy outcomes, both in developed country and developing country contexts.

His previous work in both English and French with the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) of Canada was cited in the landmark Canadian debate on Bill C-476 (41st Parliament, 2013) to reform the fiscal and legal capacity of the PBO.

Mr. Chohan has been a consultant at the World Bank Institute in the Parliamentary Strengthening Program, focusing on the role of Parliamentary Budget Offices in oversight of extractive industries. Prior to this, he was the Special Situations Analyst in the Global Equities team at Natcan Investment Management, the investment arm of the National Bank of Canada.

He has variously studied at McGill, MIT-Tsinghua, and Western Ontario. He speaks 7 languages including English, French, Spanish, and Mandarin.

His research interests include accounting, budget reform in developing countries, accountability and governance studies, legislative studies, fiscal policy optimization, political design, and applied statistics in politics. Mr. Chohan contributes regularly to the McGill Desautels news channel. He has won various academic awards for research in governance studies and business administration studies.

Research Area

Books

Chohan UW, 2019, Public Value Theory and Budgeting International Perspectives, Routledge, https://www.crcpress.com/Public-Value-Theory-and-Budgeting-International-Perspectives/Chohan/p/book/9780367077693

Book Chapters

Chohan UW, 2017, 'Budget Reform and Political Reform', in Farazmand A (ed.), Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance, Springer, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31816-5_403-1

Chohan UW, 2017, 'Pension Fund Regulation and Governance', in Farazmand A (ed.), Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance, Springer, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31816-5_3474-1

Chohan UW, 2017, 'Budget Policy and Reconstruction in Iraq', in Farazmand A (ed.), Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance, Springer, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31816-5_3462-1

Chohan UW, 2017, 'Accountability and Governance in Fiji', in Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance, Springer, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31816-5_3468-1

Chohan UW, 2017, 'Charters of Budget Honesty', in Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance, Springer, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31816-5_3463-1

Chohan UW, 2017, 'Public Value and Bureaucratic Rhetoric', in Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance, Springer, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31816-5_3408-1

Chohan UW, 2017, 'Public Value: Bureaucrats Versus Politicians', in Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance, Springer, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31816-5_3423-1

Chohan UW, 2017, 'Budget Office', in Farazmand A (ed.), Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance, Springer, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31816-5_338-1

Chohan UW, 2017, 'Legislative Oversight of Bureaucracy', in Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance, Springer, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31816-5_698-1

Chohan UW, 2016, 'Young, educated and underemployed: Are we building a nation of PhD-Baristas?', in Watson J (ed.), The Conversation Yearbook 2016, edn. 2016, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, pp. 226 - 229

Journal articles

Chohan UW, 2018, 'Independent Budget Offices and the Politics–Administration Dichotomy', International Journal of Public Administration, vol. 41, pp. 1009 - 1017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01900692.2017.1317801

Chohan UW; Jacobs K, 2017, 'The Presidentialisation thesis and parliamentary budget offices', Parliamentary Affairs, vol. 70, pp. 361 - 376, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/pa/gsw026

Chohan UW; Jacobs K, 2017, 'A Parliamentary Budget Office in Fiji: Scope and Possibility', Australasian Parliamentary Review, vol. 31, pp. 117 - 131, https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=625544555305887;res=IELIAC

Chohan UW; Jacobs K, 2017, 'Public value as rhetoric: a budgeting approach', International Journal of Public Administration, vol. 41, pp. 1217 - 1227, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01900692.2017.1373673

Chohan UW, 2017, 'Qu’est-ce que une charte de l’honnêteté budgétaire? Le cas de l’Australie', La Revue Parlementaire Canadienne, vol. 40, pp. 11 - 15, http://revparl.ca/40/1/40n1f_17_Chohan.pdf

Chohan UW, 2017, 'What is a Charter of Budget Honesty? The Case of Australia', Canadian Parliamentary Review, vol. 40, pp. 11 - 15, http://revparl.ca/40/1/40n1e_17_Chohan.pdf

Chohan UW; Jacobs K, 2016, 'Public Value in Politics: A Legislative Budget Office Approach', International Journal of Public Administration, vol. 40, pp. 1063 - 1073, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01900692.2016.1242612

Chohan UW, 2016, 'The idea of legislative budgeting in Iraq', International Journal of Contemporary Iraqi Studies, vol. 10, pp. 89 - 103, http://dx.doi.org/10.1386/ijcis.10.1-2.89_1

Conference Papers

Decourt RF; Chohan UW; Perugini ML, 2017, 'Bitcoin returns and the Monday Effect', in 14th Convibra Conference - Administração - 2017 (Brazil), Convibra, Brazil, presented at 14th Convibra Conference - Administração - 2017 (Brazil), Brazil, 28 November 2017 - 02 December 2017, http://www.convibra.com.br/artigo.asp?ev=25&id=14675