John Wanna is the ANZSOG Foundation Professor for the Sir John Bunting Chair of Public Administration based at The Australian National University.
The author or editor of 15 books, including two national textbooks on policy and public management, John Wanna has produced a number of research-based studies on budgeting and financial management including: Budgetary Management and Control (1990); Managing Public Expenditure (2000), From Accounting to Accountability (2001), and most recently Controlling Public Expenditure (2003). He was a chief investigator in a major Australian Research Council funded study of the Future of Governance in Australia (1999-2001).
His research interests include Australian and comparative politics, public expenditure and budgeting, and government-business relations. He also writes on state politics and has been a regular state political commentator for the ABC, The Courier-Mail, The Australian, other media outlets and commercial TV.
John is also Professor of Public Policy at Griffith University and honorary Professor at the China University of Political Science and Law.