Ken Schoolland, Associate Professor of Economics at Hawaii’s Pacific University and VP for International Relations at Liberty International, recently took the stage as the primary speaker at the Free Market Academy in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Hosted by the Silk Road Foundation, this eagerly anticipated event marked the resumption of the program after a hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Professor Schoolland’s insightful lectures captivated the audience and sparked enthusiastic discussions on economic principles and prosperity.

For five consecutive years, from 2015 to 2019, Schoolland had been actively involved in the Free Market Academy, making this year’s engagement particularly special. Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, the event successfully resumed, showcasing the enduring commitment to promoting free markets and economic freedom.

In addition to his involvement with the Free Market Academy, Schoolland was also invited to present at the prestigious Centre for Policy Research and Analysis on the topic of “Economics & Prosperity.” This recognition of his expertise further reinforces his reputation as a leading authority in the field of economics.

Schoolland’s affiliation with Hawaii’s Pacific University spans an impressive 44 years. He began his journey at Hawaii Loa College, which later merged with Hawaii Pacific University. Throughout his tenure, he has not only taught economics but has also actively contributed to various student organizations, including the Free Enterprise Club, the Reason Club, and the Hawaii Pacific Entrepreneur Club. Schoolland’s dedication to fostering economic education and entrepreneurship has had a lasting impact on countless students.

One of Schoolland’s notable achievements is his authorship of the renowned book, “The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible.” With translations available in 57 languages and over 90 editions, this literary masterpiece has become a cornerstone in economic literature. It continues to inspire readers worldwide, making it one of the most influential books on economics in recent memory.