Sharon Fisher is director for Emerging Europe with IHS Markit's
Global Economics team.
In this role, she coordinates the analysis and forecasts of the
economists under her supervision and oversees coverage for the
region as a whole. She also serves as an expert on a number of
countries in the European Union and Southeastern Europe, conducting
economic and political analysis, risk assessment, and forecasting.
She has written extensively on the politics and economics of
Central and Eastern Europe, including the 2006 book Political
Change in Post-Communist Slovakia and Croatia: From Nationalist to
Europeanist (published by Palgrave Macmillan). Fisher has taught at
the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
at Johns Hopkins University and has presented her work at numerous
conferences and seminars in Europe and the United States. She has
worked for IHS Markit's legacy companies since 2001, when she
joined PlanEcon. Fisher earned a doctoral degree from the School of
Slavonic and East European Studies at University College London, a
master's degree from the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School
for Public and International Affairs, and a bachelor's degree from
the College of William and Mary.