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Taux négatifs: made for Switzerland

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  • Jean-Pierre Danthine

    (CEPR - Center for Economic Policy Research - CEPR, UNIL - Université de Lausanne, PJSE - Paris Jourdan Sciences Economiques - UP1 - Université Panthéon-Sorbonne - ENS Paris - École normale supérieure - Paris - PSL - Université Paris sciences et lettres - INRA - Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique - EHESS - École des hautes études en sciences sociales - ENPC - École des Ponts ParisTech - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, PSE - Paris School of Economics - ENPC - École des Ponts ParisTech - ENS Paris - École normale supérieure - Paris - PSL - Université Paris sciences et lettres - UP1 - Université Panthéon-Sorbonne - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - EHESS - École des hautes études en sciences sociales - INRAE - Institut National de Recherche pour l’Agriculture, l’Alimentation et l’Environnement)

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Une petite économie ouverte dotée d'une monnaie refuge, comme la Suisse, a besoin d'un différentiel d'intérêt négatif avec la zone euro. Sur la durée, un différentiel approprié est la seule possibilité d'éviter une surévaluation excessive du franc. Les perspectives de stagnation séculaire et de taux durablement bas rendent impérative une nouvelle appréciation de l'importance et de l'utilité des taux négatifs pour l'économie suisse. La BNS devrait être autorisée à prélever une redevance sur les retraits anormaux de papier monnaie, et être ainsi à même d'imposer des taux significativement plus bas qu'aujourd'hui afin de restaurer un différentiel d'intérêt proche de sa moyenne historique.

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  • Jean-Pierre Danthine, 2017. "Taux négatifs: made for Switzerland," Working Papers halshs-01571650, HAL.
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