Book on the history of the Riksbank


The Executive Board of the Riksbank has decided to produce a book on the history of the Riksbank, aimed at those interested in society and history. At present there is no general historical account that covers the Riksbank’s activities. The Riksbank is the world’s oldest central bank, and was founded in 1668.


The book will be written by Gunnar Wetterberg. Mr Wetterberg is a historian who has worked at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Finance Ministry and the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and he is currently Head of the Policy Department at SACO, the Swedish Confederation of Professional Associations. Since the 1960s he has written articles, reports and books on social science and historical issues.


The book project will have a reference group of experts in economic history which will include representation from the Royal Coin Cabinet, the National Museum of Economy. The book will be published in Swedish and English and is expected to be ready at the end of 2008.

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Leif Jacobsson, tel. +46 70 554 77 56

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