Valve's new economist-in-residence will publish notes on the political economy of games


9 Responses to “Valve's new economist-in-residence will publish notes on the political economy of games”

  1. I just have to say it: praise jesus that someone is finally taking an intellectually entertaining, esoteric and long-winded approach to the next generation of software PR. This is truly a game-changer. I know that you will be a regular read, and I appreciate it.

  2. roialblue says:

    someone once said don’t mistake beauty for truth – econometrics is very beautiful. 

  3. Spezz says:

    Is Valve going to change the face of video games again? The industry needs nothing more than an improved economic model right now.

    I hate to heap even more praise on The Gaben but its deserved when he does stuff like this.

  4. mjfgates says:

    Does CCP still have a full-time economist watching over things in EVE Online? If so, maybe he and the Valve guy can get together for lunch and arguments…

    • pKp says:

      From the post : 
      “Valve is not the first video game company to have brought an academic economist on board (e.g. EVE Online were the first to do so, recruiting Eyjólfur Guðmundsson  – whom I would like to thank for making my name sound almost easy-going…).”

  5. Ben Ehlers says:

    Why is it that when I read this inaugural blog post, I hear a voice whispering, “It will be another four years before the next episode of Half Life”. 

    Also: I cannot wait for a crossbranded Freakonomics dissection of the economy of hats. 

  6. Marc Tompkins says:

    Am I the only one who read this and thought “reamde”?

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