Eleni Panagiotarea holds an MPhil and DPhil from the University of Oxford, where she completed a thesis on EMU and National Economic Policy Formation: The Case of Greece. A policy analyst with considerable work and research experience on European political economy and European integration, she has worked in the Greek financial sector and as an advisor for the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Finance. Her first-hand knowledge of national economic policy-making and her interest in institution building has informed much of her writing on Greece's EMU trajectory, presented in the Greek press and academic journals. She is also a Research Fellow for the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), where she is working on issues of economic governance and debt sustainability. Eleni is currently a recipient of an Onassis Public Benefit Foundation research grant, to investigate the effects of the Euro crisis on democratic processes of economic policy formation and implementation.