Thomas Sebastian Umlauft

Thomas Sebastian Umlauft
University of Vienna | UniWien · Institute for Economic and Social History

PhD, MA, MSc

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October 2012 - June 2014
University of Vienna
Position
  • Ph.D. Programme
Education
September 2011 - July 2012
Cass Business School
Field of study
  • Finance
October 2010 - July 2011
October 2009 - June 2014
University of Vienna
Field of study
  • Economic History

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Publications (15)
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Banks and other financial institutions which were too-big-to-fail (TBTF) played a central role during the Global Financial Crisis of 2007-2009. The present article lays out how misguided policies enabled banks to grow both in size as well as in complexity and therefore acquire TBTF status, particularly in the 10-year period preceding the crisis. Th...
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This paper provides a comparative analysis of the Great Depression (1929-1933) and the Great Financial Crisis (2007-2009) by contrasting the crises' main driving forces and how they relate to each other with respect to the United States. To this end, causes, consequences and measures undertaken during the crises are evaluated and dissected. The ana...
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Das Versagen internationaler Finanzmärkte in den Jahren 2007-2009 ging mit einer Infragestellung eines auf freien und selbstregulierten Märkten basierenden Kapitalismus einher, dessen Vorherrschen im Mittelpunkt vieler Erklärungsversuche für die Weltfinanzkrise steht. Vorliegende Dissertation untersucht, inwiefern diese Einschätzung gerechtfertigt...
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At least since the Global Financial Crisis of 2007-2009, the problem of too-big-to-fail (TBTF) has received widespread attention. This paper identifies the US population’s distrust and at times hostility against the prospect of concentration of power in large financial institutions as causal factor leading to the TBTF phenomenon. The population’s d...
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Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies’ spectacular rise over the past years has attracted considerable public and academic interest. The important question arising in this context is whether cryptocurrencies can legitimately be regarded as money. This paper contributes to the current discourse by evaluating cryptocurrencies’ monetary merits based on (...
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This paper provides a comparative analysis of the Great Depression (1929-1933) and the Great Financial Crisis (2007-2009) by contrasting the crises' main driving forces and how they relate to each other with respect to the United States. To this end, causes, consequences and measures undertaken during the crises are evaluated and dissected. The ana...
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At least since the Global Financial Crisis of 2007-2009, the problem of too-big-to-fail (TBTF) has received widespread attention. The research conducted in this context has, however, generally focused on the econometric aspect and the contribution of the TBTF doctrine to the financial crisis of 2007-2009, while the economic historical approach has...
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The failure of financial markets during 2007-2009 fundamentally challenged the belief in capitalist systems based on free and self-regulating financial markets, whose prevalence stands at the centre of many explanations for the financial crisis of 2007-2009. This dissertation analyses to what extent this assessment is justified and finds that the f...
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Das Versagen internationaler Finanzmärkte in den Jahren 2007-2009 ging mit einer Infragestellung eines auf freien und selbstregulierten Märkten basierenden Kapitalismus einher, dessen Vorherrschen im Mittelpunkt vieler Erklärungsversuche für die Weltfinanzkrise steht. Vorliegende Dissertation untersucht, inwiefern diese Einschätzung gerechtfertigt...
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This paper discusses the founding of the medieval Viking colony in Greenland around 1000 AC as well as its demise. First, the factors are being analysed which led to the Viking Age that is usually being dated from 793 to the middle of the 1000s. The second part deals with the discovery of Greenland by Eiríkr rauði (Erik the Red) and the founding of...
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This paper will discuss the founding of the medieval Viking colony in Greenland around 1000 AC as well as its demise. First, the factors will be discussed which led to the Viking Age that is usually being dated from 793 to the middle of the 1000s. The second part deals with the discovery of Greenland by Eiríkr rauði (Erik the Red) and the foundin...

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