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Valve's economist is now the finance minister of Greece

Economist Yanis Varoufakis, known best in game development circles for his work as Valve's economist-in-residence, is now the new finance minister of Greece.

Greek-Australian economist and economics theory professor Yanis Varoufakis, known best in game development circles for his work as Valve's former economist-in-residence, has been named the finance minister of Greece.

It's an intriguing turn of fate brought about by the victory of the Syriza political party in Greece's recent elections.

Varoufakis was Syriza's top choice for finance minister, and in a recent interview with the BBC he vowed to "take to the Eurozone a plan for minimizing this Greek debacle."

In a personal blog post published this week, Varoufakis noted plans to "continue blogging" econonomic insights and commentary "even though it is normally considered irresponsible for a Finance Minister to indulge in such crass forms of communication."

Varoufakis' Valve Economics blog went dormant in 2012; it's yet unclear what, if any, learnings from his brief time studying digital economies in games like Team Fortress 2 will be brought to bear in the realm of international finance.

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