For a while now, there has been talk of CCP Games hiring a lead economist to produce economic information about the massive game world of the space MMOG EVE Online. The appointment of this “Alan Greenspan of the virtual economy” was announced this Tuesday.
The man is Dr. Eyjólfur Guðmundsson, former Dean of the Faculty of Business and Science at the University of Akureyri, Iceland. Before Akureyri he was a research associate at the University of Rhode Island’s Department of Environmental and Natural Resource Economics where he also completed his PhD. Check out Guðmundsson’s first blog post for more about his background and plans. Let’s wish him luck and look forward to hearing more from his direction!