Dr Eleni Panagiotarea  is a Research Fellow at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) and the author of ‘Greece in the Euro: Economic Delinquency or System Failure?’ (ECPR Press). Panagiotarea is also working in the financial sector as a senior economist, having previously held advisory positions in the Ministries of Finance and Foreign Affairs in Greece. The focus of her analysis and research is the euro area, with particular emphasis on eurozone governance, financial and debt crises, questions of democratic legitimacy, and Greece’s political economy. She regularly consults institutional investors and political risk companies on macroeconomic developments in the EU and in Greece. Panagiotarea has commented extensively on the Greek debt crisis in major media outlets, including Bloomberg, BBC World, and Al-Jazeera English. She holds a D.Phil from the University of Oxford on EMU and national economic policy and is an Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation Scholar.