Financial Markets (Dis)Integration in a Post-Brexit EU

Towards a More Resilient Financial System in Europe

  • Dieter Pesendorfer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
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  3. Dieter Pesendorfer
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  4. Dieter Pesendorfer
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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 375-377

About this book


The European Union is creating a Financial Union with a European Banking Union and a Capital Markets Union in reaction to lessons learned from incomplete financial markets integration, the Global Financial Crisis and European Sovereign Debt Crisis. This book critically analyses these projects for a more integrated, resilient and sustainable financial system at a time when the United Kingdom as the member state with the most developed capital markets and the leading global and European financial center, the City of London, is leaving the Union. Neoliberal financial globalization and markets integration policies have led to finance-led capitalism that caused the crises. By building on pre-crises integration ideas, the Union revives and expands the reach of capital markets-based financing and shadow banking. The book discusses the consequences of deeper integration and the future of European financial centers advocating an alternative financial markets integration based on theories explaining finacialization and finance-led capitalism.

​Dieter Pesendorfer is Senior Lecturer in Regulation in the School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast, UK. His research focus is on financial regulation.


European disintegration European financial markets integration Post-Brexit EU financial systems financial globalization financial integration theory financial instability Bretton Woods finance-led capitalism financial regulation neoliberalism inclusive capitalism Economic and Monetary Union financial markets fragmentation Brexit Brexit and finance European financial centers City of London and Brexit Capital Markets Union markets-based finance

Authors and affiliations

  • Dieter Pesendorfer
    • 1
  1. 1.School of LawQueen’s University BelfastBelfastUK

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