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Valve’s economist discusses studio’s hiring & firing policy

Valve’s resident economist Yanis Varoufakis has shed light on the hiring and firing policy at the Seattle company.

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  • Valve: economist sees 'the future', discusses AR tech & hardware

    Valve hardware chatter continues, following economist Yanis Varoufakis’s spell as the studio’s ‘Economist-In-Residence’. Varoufakis has blogged about his time with the studio, has discussed Valve’s dabbling in hardware, and claims to have seen ‘the future’ while there. Get his thoughts below.

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  • Valve appoints Yanis Varoufakis as its in-house virtual economist

    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 […]

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