Recently, The University of Akron hosted Teaching Financial Literacy Conference: Financially Fit Futures, and Hiram’s Ugur Aker, Ph.D., professor emeritus of economics, presented on capitalism and free markets for financial literacy.

With the introduction and debate of Ohio Senate Bill 17, his session provided financial literacy teachers with an overview of the characteristics of capitalism, including its relationship to factors of production, property rights, competitive markets, voluntary exchange, and project motive.

Dr. Aker taught a variety of economics classes and several interdisciplinary classes with other professors, including study-abroad trips to Turkey and Greece, at Hiram College for more than 30 years.

By: Elyse Pitkin

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