About us

Mannkal Economic Education Foundation is a private, not-for-profit organisation established in 1997 by Mr Ron Manners. Mannkal’s mission is to develop future leaders of the free market. We promote free enterprise, limited government and individual initiative for the benefit of all Australians.

As enthusiasts of the economist F. A. Hayek, our Mannkal team believes that insights from classical liberal thinkers and their application to local conditions are important for understanding why Australia has been successful. Mannkal has published a detailed history of the Australian experience in The Libertarian Primer  which serves as the definitive introduction to students and scholars on this vital topic.

Mannkal’s flagship activity is our Leadership Development Program, which provides scholarships for Western Australian university students to invest time on programs and in think tanks, both domestically and internationally. We also sponsor students to attend conferences and events all over the world to provide opportunities for them to appreciate the role of property rights, common law, free markets and limited government in fostering economic growth and free societies. To find out more about Mannkal Scholarships, click here.

Since its founding, Mannkal has provided these opportunities to more than 1,200 students. Our expanding Alumni network has built successful careers, both in the private and public sectors and are now entering decision-making leadership roles. Our satisfaction is seeing our current Scholars apply these ideas during after their graduation.

"At the end of my internship, I was asked to return to LA to work for them. All of this was possible thanks to Mannkal."
Phil Hancock
2015 Scholar at Taliesin Nexus, Los Angles