Dr. Preeya Mohan is a Senior Fellow at the (Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies), The University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine Campus in Trinidad and Tobago. As a graduate of the SALISES at The UWI St Augustine with a Ph.D. in Economic Development Policy (high commendation), she is an applied economist skilled in the use of sophisticated econometric methods, and in data analysis more generally. She has conducted research on and is widely published on a range of topics focused on Caribbean growth and development, including climate change and natural disasters, diversification, public finance, innovation and entrepreneurship. Dr. Mohan has published her research in international peer-reviewed journals including Food Policy, Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, Tourism Economics, Ecological Economics, The World Economy, and Energy Policy.
As a recipient of several research grants and awards, Dr Mohan has worked on various research projects funded by international bodies including the Inter-American Development Bank, the International Development Research Centre, and the Social Sciences Humanities Research Council of Canada. She serves as the co-editor of the Island Studies Journal, an international interdisciplinarity journal established by the University of Prince Edward Island’s Institute of Island Studies. Dr. Mohan teaches and supervises graduate students in a diverse range of development topics and quantitative research methodologies and feels that it is part of her responsibility to give back to students what she has been taught. She has presented and participated in several policy debates regionally and internationally and sees it as paramount to the Caribbean growth and development process to make public reasoned arguments that are supported by research and academic expertise.
Dr Mohan is currently involved in several research initiatives focused on financing Nationally Determined Contributions across the Caribbean and unlocking new sources of climate finance including multilateral and bilateral sources, private sector finance, blended public and private capital, green and blue bonds, carbon markets, and debt for climate swaps.