I am interested in regional development from a complexity perspective, especially those those phenomena that result from increasing returns. I am particularly interested in the feedback effects of inter-regional domestic migration and the impacts on individual cities and systems of cities as a whole.

Given the natural fit between agent-based modeling and increasing returns, I am drawn to agent-based modeling and intend to work in the field of agent-based regional economics.

While I am passionate about modeling, I also find immense worth of bridging the gap between complexity theory and applied regional development. I am currently working on projects that span from theoretical to applied with researchers at Arizona State University, Indiana University, and George Mason University.

Email – keith.waters at asu dot edu              Twitter@kwaters126