Joan Hoey is a Regional Editor in the Europe team at the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), the business information arm of The Economist Group. She is the Senior Analyst for Greece, Romania and Serbia. Joan specialises in the politics and economics of Greece, the Balkans and Eastern Europe; political development and political risk; country risk; geopolitics; democracy; state-building; post-communist transition.
Joan is the Editor of the EIU’s flagship annual Democracy Index. The 2015 edition, Democracy in an age of anxiety, is published on January 27th 2016. Joan authored a special report for the BBC’s Democracy Day events on January 20th 2015, entitled Democracy on the Edge: Populism and Protest. Both reports, and previous editions of the Democracy Index, are freely available on the EIU website (www.eiu.com).
Joan attended Sussex University (BA Hons First Class History), Middlesex University (Industrial Relations) and the London School of Economics (International Relations).