The Bank of Finland’s discussion series centred on recently published books on economics, titled Talouskirja Nyt, will continue at the Bank of Finland Museum in January–February 2012.
Kari Nars, an expert on monetary economics, will present his book Miljoonahuijarit. Suurpetkuttajien värikäs historia (Swindling billions; Tammi) on Wednesday 18 January 2012. The new book is an updated version of Nars’ international success from 2009, Miten miljoonia huijataan. Antti Suvanto, Head of General Secretariat at the Bank of Finland, will join the author in discussion.
This will be followed by a presentation on Friday 27 January 2012 of a recent book by Antti Heinonen (Viimeiset markat (‘The last markka banknotes’; in Finnish only)). The author is an expert with a long career in central banking. The book illustrates the life cycle of markka banknotes in the years 1945–2002 from both a domestic and an international perspective, providing new information on the notes and previously unpublished banknote sketches from well-known artists.
On Tuesday 7 February 2012, Iiro Viinanen and Esko Seppänen, who have spent their respective careers on opposite sides of the political spectrum, will engage in a fierce debate on economic ideas, values and how Finland stands today. The debate will be focused around their Minerva publication Vasen oikea, oikea vasen (‘Left right, right left’), and they will be joined in discussion by Erkki Liikanen, Governor of the Bank of Finland.

All the above events will commence at 17.30.
The Talouskirja Nyt discussion series addresses economic concepts through literature. The sessions present books published recently in Finland on a variety of economic issues, and the authors discuss the topics raised with specialists from the Bank of Finland. The audience will have an opportunity to ask questions.
The evenings are held in the Bank of Finland Museum at Snellmaninkatu 2, Helsinki. Entry is free of charge.

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