Introduction: Financialising economic activities

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At one of the bleakest moments of the global banking crisis, the commentator Martin Wolf wrote: ‘Finance is the web of intermediation binding economic agents to one another, across both space and time’ (Wolf, 2008). That role means that nearly all complex, extensive, modern economic activities are to a degree financialised. There is much variation, however, in how they are financialised (financial logics are plural, not singular), the extent of their financialisation and the cost (monetary and non-monetary) of that financialisation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFinance at Work
EditorsValérie Boussard
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781315470290
ISBN (Print)9781138204034
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jul 2017

Publication series

NameRoutledge International Studies in Money and Banking


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