Dieter Pesendorfer graduated in Political Science from Salzburg University in 1997. He completed PhD research in 2001. In 1998 he became Lecturer in Comparative Politics and Politics of the European Union and Research Assistant at Salzburg University. In October 2006 he was appointed to the post of a Senior Lecturer in Regulation at Queen's University.
Dieter Pesendorfer has worked on various research projects funded by the Austrian Chamber of Labour (Bundesarbeitskammer), the Austrian Nationalbank (OeNB), the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), the Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT), and the European Commission. His research areas included environmental regulation & sustainable development, chemicals regulation, precautionary public policy, energy policy & renewable energy, economic policy, and Eastern European transition processes. His current research focus is on financial regulation, where he is especially interested in the transformation of risk governance and the impact of structural power, regulatory competition and regulatory capture on regulatory reforms. Teaching Undergraduate
• The City, the Corporation & the World (Financial Regulation)
• Approaches to Law & Regulation
• Socio-Legal Challenges for a Sustainable World
• Governance and Regulation: Theoretical Issues
• Regulation, International Banking & Financial Markets
• European Competition Law & Policy
(Risk) regulation, governance, financial regulation, sustainable development, precautionary public policy.
Pesendorfer, D. 2012, ‘Goodbye neo-liberalism? Contested policy responses to uncertain consequences of the 2007-09 financial crisis’, in Kern Alexander & Rahul Dhumale (eds) Research Handbook on International Financial Regulation
, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar, pp. 414-434.
Pesendorfer, D. 2011, ‘Risk Regulation and Precaution’, in David Levi-Faur (ed.) Handbook on the Politics of Regulation
, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar, pp. 283-294.
Pesendorfer, D. 2007, Paradigmenwechsel in der Umweltpolitik. Von den Anfängen der Umwelt- zu einer Nachhaltigkeitspoltik: Modellfall Österreich?
(Paradigm Change in Environmental Policy). Wiesbaden, VS-Verlag (262 p.).
Pesendorfer, D. 2007, ‘Regulatory competition and toxic substances: Is EU risk regulation diverging from the rest of the world?’ In: Deriglazova, L. et al. (eds.): EU and Russia: Face to Face. Tomsk, Tomsk State University Publishing House, pp. 288-301.
Pesendorfer, D. 2006, ‘EU Environmental Policy under Pressure: Chemicals Policy Change between Antagonistic Goals?’, Environmental Politics
, vol. 15, no.1, pp. 97-116.
Lauber, V./Pesendorfer, D. 2004 ‘Success Through Continuity: Renewable Electricity Policies in Germany’, in de Lovinvosse, I. & Varone, F. (eds.), Renewable Electricity Policies in Europe: Tradable Green Certificates in Competitive Markets
, Louvain-la-Neuve, Presses Universitaires de Louvain, pp. 121-182.
Pesendorfer, D. 2002, Integrierte Stoff- und Ressourcenpolitik: Beitrag und Grenzen von Material Flow Analyses zu einem inputorientierten Ansatz
. ( Integrated Substance and Resource Policy. Strengths and Shortcomings of Material Flow Analyses in an Integrated Approach). Frankfurt a.M., Peter Lang (454 p.).
Pesendorfer, D.1998, Der Restaurationsprozess des Kapitalismus in der ehemaligen Tschechoslowakei. Probleme des Übergangs
(The Process of Restoring Capitalism in the former Czechoslovakia. Problems of Transition). Frankfurt a.M., Campus (268 p.).
Co-ordinator LLM in Law & Governance
Programme Director Doctorate in Governance