Isaac Knowles discovers unique data about video game players, integrates that information into SR’s dynamic pricing engine, and applies econometric techniques to drive pricing of virtual currency. Currently a PhD student at the Media School at Indiana University, Isaac studies the economics of the game industry, the design of game economies with artificially intelligent vendors, and the interaction between real and virtual economies. Isaac also collaborates with famed virtual economist Edward Castronova, author or co-author of several books on virtual economies, including Synthetic Worlds and Virtual Economies: Design and Analysis.
Before coming to SR, Isaac worked in SAP’s game analytics group from 2012 to 2014, and was an economist in the US Federal Trade Commission from 2008 to 2009. He earned his M.S. in economics from LSU and a B.Sc. in economics from the University of Mary Washington.