Archive for November, 2009

Avatarnomics: A Link Between The Economics of Pinball And The Economics of Social Games?

Courtesy of Cheap Talk, an highly interesting look at the economics of pinball and a separate post from Jeremy Liew contemplating whether some of the reasons why pinball peaked and died out (partially due to how pinball developers began to see how they could take advantage of programmable software to monitor, incentivize, and ultimately exploit […]

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Avatarnomics: Gambling In Virtual Worlds

Via The Virtual Economy Research Network, an interesting review of several new papers published on gambling and econometrics in virtual worlds.  As the article notes online gambling can occur in implicit as well as explicit channels online, with Entropia being a specific example since its virtual currency is redeemable for real money (making it, in […]

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