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The economics of Eve Online

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Eve Online allows players to produce and trade commodities and manufactured goods in a vast online universe.

Around 300,000 people play the game making 1.2 to 1.4 million transactions daily.

Dr Eyjolfur Gudmundsson is the game's lead economist and he told the BBC how the game fits with the economic theories he teaches.

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