Professor Richard Sylla is interviewed about negative interest rates
— September 9, 2016
Excerpt from The Wall Street Journal -- "Negative rates? You rub your eyes and search your memory. You can recall no precedent. And if you consult the latest edition of 'A History of Interest Rates' (2005) by Sidney Homer and Richard Sylla, you will find none. A recent check with Mr. Sylla confirms the impression. Today’s negative bond yields, he says, are the first in at least 5,000 years."