Joan Hoey

Regional Director, Europe


Joan heads a team of analysts covering Europe, in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Country Analysis division. She is personally responsible for providing political and economic forecasts for a number of countries in the region, including the UK and Greece. Joan has long experience in sharing her country and specialist expertise with clients. She is an experienced speaker and media presenter.

Joan is the editor of The Economist Intelligence Unit’s flagship annual Democracy Index. She joined The EIU in 1995 after working as a freelance journalist covering the UK, Ireland and Eastern Europe. She has a first class BA in History from Sussex University.

Expertise Expertise

Eastern Europe, Euro zone, Greece, UK

Specialist subjects Specialist subjects

Democracy, Economies in transition, Geopolitics, Politics

Languages Languages

English, Serbo-Croat (intermediate)

Location Location