2016

DECEMBER

13 December
Forecast for the Finnish economy
Juha Kilponen, Head of Forecasting Division, Bank of Finland

NOVEMBER

22 November
History seminar
Harri Holkeri, central banker and prime minister
Member of Parliament Ilkka Kanerva, and Juha Tarkka, Adviser to the Board, interviewed by Governor Erkki Liikanen
Video in Finnish:

8 November
Studia Monetaria lecture
How are Europe’s banks doing?
Pentti Hakkarainen, Deputy Governor of the Bank of Finland
Video in Finnish:

1 November
History seminar
Sirkka Hämäläinen, a central banker in Finland and Europe
Governor Erkki Liikanen interviews Vesa Vihriälä, Managing Director of the Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA), and Juha Tarkka, Adviser to the Bank of Finland Board
Video in Finnish:

OCTOBER

25 October
Book releaseSODAN JA RAUHAN RAHAT – Suomen erikoinen setelihistoria 1917‒1945 (BANKNOTES OF WAR-TIME AND PEACE-TIME– the extraordinary history of Finland’s banknotes)
Antti Heinonen, former Banknote Director of the European Central Bank

19 October
Economic policy discussion
Is a dysfunctional housing market slowing economic growth?
Osmo Soininvaara, LicSocSc, Essi Eerola, Research Leader, and Petri Mäki-Fränti, DSc (Econ.), interviewed by Antti Suvanto, DSocSc

18 October
Studia Monetaria lecture
How will FinTech revolutionise the financial sector?
Ville Kajala, Senior Policy Advisor, and Terhi Wathén, Risk Specialist, Financial Supervisory Authority

11 October
Talouskirja NYT discussion series:
Markus K. Brunnermeier's 'The Euro and the Battle of Ideas'

Markus K. Brunnermeier, the world-renowned economist, will visit Finland in October and presents his latest book. Vesa Vihriälä, Managing Director of the Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA), and Tuomas Välimäki, Head of Department at the Bank of Finland, will comment on and discuss the book with Governor Erkki Liikanen.
Video recording of the event below (duration 72 min):

SEPTEMBER

29 September
Monetary policy and the outlook for the global economy
Samu Kurri, Head of International and Monetary Economy Policy Division, Bank of Finland

6 September
Economic policy discussion
Income inequalities and economic growth
Professor Heikki Hiilamo, professor Matti Tuomala and Markus Haavio, DSocSc, interviewed by Antti Suvanto, DSocSc
Video in Finnish (60 min):

20 September
Studia Monetaria lecture
Bail-in for a bank in distress
Jarmo Parkkonen, Head of Department, and Sami Pyykönen, Head of Division, Financial Supervisory Authority

JUNE

9 June
Presentation of Euro & talous 2/2016
Juha Kilponen, Head of Forecasting will present the Bank of Finland forecast for the Finnish economy.

MAY

19 May 
Presentation of the Bank of Finland’s Financial Stability Report​

Paavo Miettinen, Head of the Macroprudential Analysis Division, will present the Bank of Finland’s most recent assessment of financial stability

10 May (Tuesday) at 5–6 pm 
Studia Monetaria lectures: 
The depression of the 1930s and the lessons learnt
Professor Sakari Heikkinen, University of Helsinki
Video in Finnish (YouTube, 58:45)

APRIL

26 April
Talouskirja Nyt discussion series: ‘Nokia och Finland. Rapport från de galna åren’ (‘Nokia and Finland. Report from the crazy years’)
Antti Suvanto, Adviser to the Bank of Finland Board, interviews the author Carl-Gustav Lindén and Communications Consultant Merina Salminen.

Video in Finnish (YouTube, 1:01:50)

19 April
Studia Monetaria lectures: What can and should banks ask from their customers?
Customer due diligence and banks’ obligation to request information
Legal Advisers Maarit Pihkala and Sanna Atrila, Financial Supervisory Authority

MARCH

30 March
Väinö Tanner – member of the Parliamentary Supervisory Council for six decades
The role and meaning of the Parliamentary Supervisory Council of the Bank of Finland is scrutinized in this public seminar. It is done through the career of Väinö Tanner, who was a member of the council in the years 1919–1945 and again in 1951–1962. Governor Erkki Liikanen interviews Lasse Lehtinen, chairman of the Väinö Tanner Foundation, and Juha Tarkka, Adviser to the Bank of Finland Board.
Video in Finnish (YouTube, 59:51)

22 March
Presentation of Euro & Talous 1/2016
Samu Kurri, Head of International and Monetary Economy Division, will discuss monetary policy and the outlook for the international economy.

15 March
Studia Monetaria lectures:
Why does the central bank purchase government bonds?
One year of bond purchases
Elisa Newby, Head of Market Operations Division, Bank of Finland

FEBRUARY

16 February
History seminar:
Rolf Kullberg as Governor of the Bank of Finland
Governor Erkki Liikanen interviews Johnny Åkerholm, Lic.Pol.Sc. and Juha Tarkka, Adviser to the Bank of Finland Board
Video in Finnish (YouTube, 56:32)

JANUARY

27 January
Economic discussion:
Science or politics? 

Professor Markus Jäntti, Jukka Pekkarinen, former Director General at the Ministry of Finance, as well as Lauri Kajanoja and Antti Suvanto, Advisers to the Bank of Finland Board
Video in Finnish (YouTube, 1:05:22)

19 Jan
The Studia Monetaria lecture
How will the management of banking crises change?

Tuija Taos, Director General, Finnish Resolution Authority, and Raimo Husu, Legal Adviser, Financial Supervisory Authority