On the Research Value of Large Games: Natural Experiments in Norrath and Camelot

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Castronova, Edward;
  • Publisher: Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute (CESifo) Munich
  • Subject: Videospiel | Welt | Sozialforschung | Koordination | Experiment | synthetic worlds, coordination game theory | Spieltheorie | L86
    • ddc: ddc:330

Games like EverQuest and Dark Age of Camelot occasionally produce natural experiments in social science: situations that, through no intent of the designer, offer controlled variations on a phenomenon of theoretical interest. This paper examines two examples, both of wh... View more
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