[Air-L] World Bank report on the virtual economy of gold farming and microwork

Vili Lehdonvirta vili.lehdonvirta at hiit.fi
Thu Apr 7 04:34:51 PDT 2011

Hi All,

A report I coauthored for the World Bank's InfoDev programme about the "virtual economy" has just been published. It contains some new research on gold farming in MMOs, but also tries to expand the virtual economy concept to digital microwork, the real-money trade of Facebook likes and Twitter followers, and similar phenomena. Comments/views would be more than welcome!


My blog post/summary:

Washington Post article (focusing solely on the gaming side):

Best wishes,

Dr Vili Lehdonvirta
Researcher, Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT
Visiting Scholar, University of Tokyo
tel. +358 50 384 1530
Virtual Economy Research Network - http://virtual-economy.org

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