Monday, 2:15–3:40, May 14
Instructor: Abigail Devereaux
Coordinator: Brenda Bloch-Young
Independent India was born into five-year-plan-style socialism meant to destroy the caste system and lift India's impoverished people into prosperity. Instead, socialism prioritized economic control and protectionism over self-determination, opening the door to massive state corruption and economic stagnation. Seventy years post-independence, is India's economic trajectory freeing up or clamping down?
Abigail Devereaux is a fourth-year PhD student in economics at Mason. She has her MA in mathematics and a BA in physics, both from Boston University. Devereaux endeavors to integrate complex systems and pure science knowledge with her economics research, envisioning institutions like markets and governments as complex adaptive systems.