Abigail Devereaux

Wichita State University, Department of Economics

Assistant Professor

1845 Fairmount St

Wichita, KS 67260

United States

http://abigaildevereaux.com

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“  I'm currently working on synecological game theory and the limits of algorithmic design for public policy.  ”

Scholarly Papers (20)

1.

The Augmented Commons: How Augmented Reality Aids Agile Self-Organization

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 17-45
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 24 Apr 2017 Last Revised: 23 Feb 2018
Abigail Devereaux
Wichita State University, Department of Economics
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augmented reality, private governance, polycentrism, public goods, self-organization

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Are So-Called Normative Statements Practically the Same as Suitably Formulated So-Called Positive Statements? Evidence from a Survey of Economics Professors

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 17-33, Cosmos & Taxis, forthcoming
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 10 Oct 2017 Last Revised: 03 Aug 2020
George Mason University - Department of Economics, Austin Community College - Department of Economics, University of Tennessee, Martin - Department of Economics and Wichita State University, Department of Economics
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Positive, Normative, Ought

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Give Us a Little Social Credit: To Design or to Discover Personal Ratings in the Era of Big Data

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 18-35
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 06 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 20 Oct 2021
Abigail Devereaux and Linan Peng
Wichita State University, Department of Economics and Texas Tech University
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social credit, personal ratings, big data, trustworthiness, public goods, institutions

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The Nudge Wars: A Modern Socialist Calculation Debate

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 17-44
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 17 Apr 2017 Last Revised: 20 Dec 2017
Abigail Devereaux
Wichita State University, Department of Economics
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nudge theory, behavioral economics, socialist calculation, libertarian paternalism

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Contrasting Visions for Macroeconomic Theory: DSGE and OEE

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 17-35
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 18 Oct 2017
Abigail Devereaux and Richard E. Wagner
Wichita State University, Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Macro Theory as Systems Theory; DSGE Modeling; OEE Modeling; Generative vs. Stipulative Modeling; Synchronic vs. Diachronic Macro; Ecological Games

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Expert Failure and Pandemics: On Adapting to Life With Pandemics

Cosmos + Taxis, Vol 9 Issues 5-6
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 28 Jan 2021 Last Revised: 26 Apr 2021
Jon Murphy, Abigail Devereaux, Nathan P. Goodman and Roger Koppl
George Mason University - Department of Economics, Wichita State University, Department of Economics, New York University (NYU) - Department of Economics and Syracuse University
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COVID-19, Expert Failure, Market Failure, Information Economics, Pandemic, Knowledge Problem

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Game Theory as Social Theory: Finding Spontaneous Order

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 18-23
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 31 Aug 2018
Abigail Devereaux and Richard E. Wagner
Wichita State University, Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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distributed knowledge; assembly of knowledge; synecology as social theory; emergence of institutional arrangements; realism in economic models; complexity; spontaneous order

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Infectious Diseases and Government Growth

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 20-40
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 03 Sep 2020 Last Revised: 03 Nov 2020
Nathan P. Goodman, Christopher J. Coyne and Abigail Devereaux
New York University (NYU) - Department of Economics, George Mason University - Department of Economics and Wichita State University, Department of Economics
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apartheid, bubonic plague, compulsory vaccination, COVID-19, crises, infectious disease, growth of government, pandemics, ratchet effect, smallpox, zoning laws

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The limits of control in the face of accelerating growth: a complexity economist’s view

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 25 Oct 2021
Abigail Devereaux
Wichita State University, Department of Economics
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policy, political economy, nonlinearity, chaos

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Agent-based Modeling as Quintessential Tool for Open-ended Social Theorizing

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 19-07
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 11 Apr 2019
Abigail Devereaux and Richard E. Wagner
Wichita State University, Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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agent-based modeling; open-ended theorizing; mechanical vs. creative social systems; generation vs. stipulation; debate vs. discussion in political economy

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Explaining Technology

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 01 Jun 2021
Syracuse University, Wichita State University, Department of Economics, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, affiliation not provided to SSRN, Institute for Systems Biology and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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adjacent possible,growth,combinatorial explosion,history

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Emergence, Equilibrium, and Agent-Based Modeling: Updating James Buchanan’s Democratic Political Economy

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 18-22
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 31 Aug 2018
Abigail Devereaux and Richard E. Wagner
Wichita State University, Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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equilibrium and emergence; commons governance; agent-based computational economics; open-ended modeling; debate vs. discussion in political economy; stipulative vs. generative modeling

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The Topology of Contextual Choice: Can Nudge Policy Work in the Real World?

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 14 Aug 2018
Abigail Devereaux
Wichita State University, Department of Economics
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behavioral economics, nudge theory, mathematical economics, game theory, networks, complexity economics

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Complex and Entangled Public Policy: Here Be Dragons

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 24 May 2018 Last Revised: 22 Dec 2019
Abigail Devereaux
Wichita State University, Department of Economics
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complexity economics, public choice, political economy, machine learning, agent-based modeling, OEE modeling, algorithmic design, algorithms

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Constraints on modeling systems from within systems: the principle of frame relativity

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 23 Nov 2021
Abigail Devereaux, Roger Koppl, Stuart Kauffman and Andrea Roli
Wichita State University, Department of Economics, Syracuse University, Institute for Systems Biology and Universita di Bologna
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metamathematics, incompleteness, Gödel, inference, epistemics

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algorithmic bias, epistemology, computability, economic theory

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Multiple Games Analysis: A Petri Dish for Growing Polycentric Orders

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 19-44
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 09 Nov 2019 Last Revised: 16 Dec 2019
Abigail Devereaux
Wichita State University, Department of Economics
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game theory, complexity, agent-based modeling, macroeconomic theory

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Visualizing the Division of Knowledge: A Simulation of the Formation of Transactive Memory Systems

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 12 Feb 2019
Abigail Devereaux and Xiaoyi Yuan
Wichita State University, Department of Economics and George Mason University, Students
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transactive memory, social network analysis, triadic structures, team performance, division of knowledge

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Signaling Sympathy: Rule-Making as a Discovery Procedure in the Theory of Moral Sentiments

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 23 Feb 2018
Abigail Devereaux
Wichita State University, Department of Economics
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Adam Smith, complexity, general rules, morality

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Rational Action and Systemic Response: Using Time to Integrate Subjective and Objective Probabilities

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 20-48
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 14 Dec 2020
Abigail Devereaux and Richard E. Wagner
Wichita State University, Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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ecology of plans; category mistake; subjective probability; objective probability; real vs. notional time; reason vs. rationality; ecological rationality