Dr Sushil Mohan is the lead for the CENTRIM Research Group on ‘Enterprise, Trade and Sustainable Development’.
The focus of his research is on the interaction between international trade, ethical trading and economic development – it is mostly applied and issue-driven with a strong policy focus. It covers broadly: (i) Trade in primary commodities such as coffee and tea, with a focus on problems faced by commodity producers in developing countries. (ii) Agricultural trade, with focus on consequences of trade barriers for developing countries’ agricultural exports and climate change for food security (iii) International development issues such as Fair Trade and environmental improvement initiatives. The research has been supported by FAO, UNCTAD, International Coffee Organisation and Institute of Economic Affairs.
The research has been published widely in high ranking refereed journals. His Hobart Paper on Fair Trade presents an interesting perspective on socially responsible trading; it has been discussed on radio programmes and reviewed in newspapersincluding the Financial Times, Independent and Guardian. Development’.He is on the Editorial Board of Emerald Journal ‘Qualitative Research in Financial Markets’ and member of European Trade Study Group, Development Study Association and UNCTAD Group on Non Tariffs Measures in Trade.
Ongoing projects include social enterprises, voluntary social standards, market concentration in coffee markets, non-tariff trade barriers, trade openness and health.