As real as real? Macroeconomic behavior in a large-scale virtual world

@article{Castronova2009AsRA,
  title={As real as real? Macroeconomic behavior in a large-scale virtual world},
  author={Edward Castronova and Dmitri Williams and Cuihua Shen and Rabindra A. Ratan and Li Xiong and Yun Huang and Brian Keegan},
  journal={New Media & Society},
  year={2009},
  volume={11},
  pages={685-707}
}
This article proposes an empirical test of whether aggregate economic behavior maps from the real to the virtual. Transaction data from a large commercial virtual world – the first such data set provided to outside researchers – is used to calculate metrics for production, consumption and money supply based on real-world definitions. Movements in these… CONTINUE READING

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