Cash on Trial
Aleksander Berentsen (),
Malte Krueger (),
Paolo Tasca and
No 2016/1 in SUERF Studies from SUERF - The European Money and Finance Forum, currently edited by Natacha Valla
Over millennia, mankind has used hard cash in various forms ranging from shells to gold coins and paper. More recently, cash has become unpopular in political circles, as it effectively restricts states’ power to tax (explicitly or via negative interest rates) or to survey and potentially control their citizens. Several states have enacted restrictions to the use of hard cash. Above all, a strong new competitor to cash has arisen in the form of various electronic means of payment. Are we heading towards a society in which ‘coined freedom’ (Dostojewski) will cease to exist? Under this provocative ‘motto’ SUERF organised a combined evening event (in German at the University of Zurich) and one-day conference (in English at the theatre ‘Millers’ in Zurich) to take stock of the arguments brought forward in the current debate on the pros and cons and, more generally, the future of cash.
JEL-codes: D12 E26 E41 E42 E43 E52 F24 G28 H26 K42 O17 O33 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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