Antti Heinonen is chairman of the Banknote Ethics Initiative (BnEI), a position he has held since early 2013. He was director of banknotes at the European Central Bank from 1998 until 2008, and, prior to joining the ECB, served as the chief cashier of the Bank of Finland from 1993.
Heinonen is a contributing editor to Central Banking. writing for the Viewpoint column, which brings together timely analysis from experts across the globe.
He holds degrees in economics and mathematics from the University of Helsinki.
Antti Heinonen explores data showing surges in cash demand during periods of uncertainty
Antti Heinonen analyses data on recent trends in counterfeiting
Antti Heinonen explores the unusual patterns in banknote demand in 2020
Central banks must take a broad view of efficiency if they are to preserve the benefits of cash, says Antti Heinonen
Antti Heinonen looks at how the pandemic triggered sharp changes in demand for cash
Antti Heinonen says central banks can mitigate ethical risks around banknote procurement