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Helen Joyce

I’ve been a staff journalist at The Economist since 2005. I’m currently executive editor for The Economist’s events business. Previously, I edited the paper’s economics and finance section, and before that, the International section. I joined The Economist in 2005 on the Britain section, as education correspondent, and between 2010 and 2013 I was based in São Paulo, as Brazil correspondent.

I have a PhD in mathematics from University College London. My B.A. was from Trinity College Dublin, and in between I did Part III Mathematics in Cambridge. While editing the International section, I became interested in gender identity, and now I’m writing a book about it.