Honolulu International Forum featuring Dr. Abigail Devereaux
3 December, 2021
Dr. Abigail Devereaux is a Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Economic Growth and Assistant Professor of Economics in the W. Frank Barton Business School at Wichita State University. Abigail earned her Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University in May 2020. She was an economics Ph.D. fellow at the Mercatus Center and a visiting economics Ph.D. fellow at New York University. Abigail has an M.A. in mathematics and a B.A. in physics, both from Boston University. She applies complex systems theory, physics, and mathematics to economics, envisioning institutions like markets and governments as complex adaptive systems. Her academic fields and interests include complexity economics, agent-based computational economics, growth theory, game theory, the theory of technological innovation and entrepreneurial exit, and transitional economies. She and Linan Peng have teamed up to analyze China’s Social Credit System from a theoretical perspective. Their first paper on the Social Credit System won the 2021 Elinor Ostrom Prize.