Dr. Abigail Devereaux

Research Fellow

Dr. Abigail Devereaux joined the Institute in the fall of 2020 as a Research Fellow.  She is primarily a theorist.  She generates frameworks for understanding social systems intended for others to apply to specific real-world problems, an important task as economic theory is in crisis.  Her current work involves Game Theory, Growth Theory, and Complexity Economics. She is also an 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, winning the Israel M. Kirzner award for her “Synecological Systems Theory: An Alternative Foundation for Economic Inquiry” written under the direction of Richard E. Wagner. She was both a PhD fellow at the Mercatus Center (’16-’20), and a visiting PhD fellow at New York University’s Economics department and the Classical Liberal Institute (’18-’20).

Society and Research Network Memberships:

Work History

Graduate Research Assistant

George Mason University
2016 – 2020

Special Projects Technical Project Manager

Wolfram Research
2007 – 2017

Research Assistant

Boston University
2002 – 2002

Alma Mater

George Mason University

Ph.D., Economics

George Mason University

M.A., Economics

Boston University

M.A., Mathematics

Boston University

B.S., Physics




April 5, 2023 • Presentation

ISEG hosts Virtual Talk with Stuart Kauffman

Attendees enjoyed an insightful and thought-provoking exploration of the frontiers of scientific inquiry with Stuart Kauffman on March 31. Learn more!




July 28, 2022 • Citation

Devereaux cited at Physics Conference

ISEG Research Fellow Abigail Devereaux was cited by Stuart Kauffman at the 2022 Physics Conference. Learn more!