134: Edward Castronova on the Economy of Virtual Worlds


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Edward Castronova is professor of Telecommunication and Cognitive Science at Indiana University Bloomington. He pioneered the study of how money, value, and property flow inside online games like Everquest

Castronova’s paper Virtual Worlds: A First-Hand Account of Market and Society on the Cyberian Frontier became the most downloaded paper in the entire database — beating out works by dozens of Nobel laureates. Today, it’s still in the top three.

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