Bank of Finland 200 Years, volume II: The Parliament’s Bank will be presented to the public at the Bank’s Economic Books discussion forum (‘Talouskirja Nyt’) on Tuesday 20 March 2012 at 5.30 pm in the Bank of Finland Museum (Snellmaninkatu 2, Helsinki). The book itself will be published in Finnish the day before, and it will be available in English later this year.
The history of the Bank in two volumes has been written by the renowned banking historian Antti Kuusterä PhD and Juha Tarkka PhD, Advisor to the Board at the Bank of Finland. The work is published by Otava Publishing Company.
The Parliament’s Bank covers the history of the Bank of Finland and dramatic stages of Finnish economic and monetary policy, from the war years to the end of the 1990s, when Finland had joined the European Union and European Economic and Monetary Union was being launched.
The Economic Books discussion series addresses economic concepts through literature. The sessions present books recently published in Finland on a variety of economic issues, and the authors discuss the topics raised with specialists from the Bank of Finland. Members of the audience have an opportunity to ask questions.
At the session on 20 March, the authors will discuss their work with Erkki Liikanen, Governor of the Bank of Finland.

For more information, please contact:
Richard Brander, Communications Officer, tel. +358 10 831 2206,
Jaakko Koskentola, Bank of Finland Museum Curator, tel. +358 10 19 5702.