Bill Stacey is the Chairman of Hong Kong’s leading free market think tank, the Lion Rock Institute. He is on the Board of Advisors of the Mannkal Economic Education Foundation in Australia, and has been involved in advocacy of market reform for the last 25 years. Professionally, Bill has been an executive with leading financial institutions in Asia and globally. During the 1997 financial crisis in Asia and subsequently he led restructuring initiatives, strategic assessments and provided input to reform proposals. As a senior equity analyst with Credit Suisse, Bill led research on the three largest China financial sector IPO’s and is a leading commentator on the financial systems in the region. Bill is currently Managing Director and head of the Asia equities business of Keefe Bruyette and Woods, a specialist financial services investment bank.
Ken Schoolland is currently an Associate Professor of Economics at Hawai‘i Pacific University in Honolulu.
Schoolland served as an international economist in the U.S. International Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and on assignment to the Office of the Special Representative for Trade Negotiations. He taught at Sheldon Jackson College in Alaska and on a university exchange program at Hakodate University in Japan. He later became Director of the Master of Science in Japanese Business Studies Program at Chaminade University.
Schoolland is President of the International Society for Individual Liberty, a Sam Walton Fellow for Students in Free Enterprise, a member of the Mont Pelerin Society and on the Board of Scholars for the Grassroot Institute of Hawai‘i, and he has authored two books: The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible: A Free Market Odyssey, now published in 45 languages, and Shogun’s Ghost: The Dark Side of Japanese Education, in two languages.