Game-industry Market Design Job Openings for Economists

Michael Giberson

Buzzfeed columnist Russell Brandom explains, “Economists Are Taking Over the Game Industry: The game industry is hiring a new class of central bankers — but not in time to save Diablo III.” The post links to my earlier post on Diablo’s auction market design.

Perhaps in support of Brandom’s title, the current (June 2012) Job Openings for Economists, published by the American Economics Association, contains an advertisement from fiveoneninegames seeking a “Director of Monetization” to help the game company “develop and refine in-game economies” and “[help] decide how the virtual economies are structured and optimized in every mobile and web social game.”

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