Abigail Devereaux, assistant professor of economics and Institute for the Study of Economic Growth research fellow at Wichita State University’s Barton School of Business, recently discussed her paper, “The limits of control in the face of accelerating growth: a complexity economist’s view”, at a NDSU Challey Institute’s Human Progress and Flourishing Workshop on April 22.
NDSU Challey Institute’s Human Progress and Flourishing Workshop invites internationally-renowned scholars from universities across the country to present research and engage in discussion with the NDSU community. Seminars cover a wide range of interdisciplinary topics with a focus on solutions and policies that contribute to opportunity, innovation, and individual and societal flourishing.
A member of the Barton School’s faculty since 2020, Devereaux is a frequently published scholar on the topics of Game Theory, Complexity and Computability Theory, Theory of Entangled Political Economy, Combinatorial Growth Theory and Systems Theory. She has published in the Journal of Institutional Economics, The American Economist, Review of Austrian Economics, Cosmos & Taxis and Journal of Private Enterprise.
She is also recognized as an effective classroom instructor and mentor as an Assistant Professor of Economics in the W. Frank Barton School of Business. Devereaux has earned several distinctions in her career and is also currently a founding member of the Entangled Political Economy Research Network, a research fellow at the Independent Institute and a Faculty Affiliate at the Ostrom Workshop. In 2021, Devereaux and her co-author Dr. Linan Peng received the Elinor Ostrom Award on for their work on China’s Social Credit System.
Devereaux received her bachelor’s degree in physics and a master’s degree in mathematics from Boston University and a Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University. She won the Israel M. Kirzner award for her “Synecological Systems Theory: An Alternative Foundation for Economic Inquiry” written under the direction of Richard E. Wagner. Previously, she has been a PhD fellow at the Mercatus Center and a visiting PhD fellow at New York University’s Economics department and the Classical Liberal Institute.