Friday, August 17, 2007

Econ in Cyberspace

Wondering what to do with that economics degree? Here is a new kind of job opportunity.

Virtual world hires real economist

Like many central bankers, Eyjolfur Gudmundsson spends his days fretting about inflation, making sure monetary growth is reasonable and trying to collect data about the economy. The difference is that the economy Guodmundsson oversees exists only in the virtual world of Eve Online, a science fiction computer game run out of Iceland. Guodmundsson is the newly appointed chief economist for CCP Games.

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