Review of Bank of Finland 200 Years, by Antti Kuuusterä and Juha Tarkka

Bank of Finland 200 Years

Antti Kuuusterä and Juha Tarkka, Bank of Finland 200 Years, Otava Publishing Company, Helsinki, April 2011, 610 pages

The Bank of Finland is one of the oldest central banks in the world. Its history is therefore not brief. In the first of a two-part chronology charting the bank’s evolution, the reader is taken on a lively journey through the institution’s transition from an “imperial cashier” to a modern central bank.

The first part of the historical account begins in 1811 when Tsar Alexander I,

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