Valve appoints Yanis Varoufakis as its in-house virtual economist

Friday, 15th June 2012 17:45 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Valve has hired an economics expert, professor Yanis Varoufakis, to help the firm with the virtual economies centered its games. Varoufakis was asked to come aboard the Valve ship after Gabe Newell read the professor’s blog regarding economic imbalance between Germany and Greece. Newell, according to Varoufakis, said the firm was “running into a bunch of problems,” as it scaled up its virtual economies. A Valve Economics blog has now been started where the professor will be “committing weekly reports on our projects, experiences and ideas regarding Valve’s various social ‘economies’.” Thanks, GI International, via BBC.



  1. JimFear-666

    i dont understand what kind of problem they have?

    #1 3 years ago
  2. xino

    “The branch of knowledge concerned with the production, consumption, and transfer of wealth”

    man Valve and this guy sure loves money:P

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Da Man

    Varou*bleep*is will do a tremendous job.

    #3 3 years ago

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