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Estimating the Aggregate Production of Azeroth

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Material Information

Title: Estimating the Aggregate Production of Azeroth
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Fish, Whitney
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2008
Publication Date: 2008

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: GDP
Virtual Worlds
Gaming
World of Warcraft
Azeroth
Production
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: Given the growing prominence of virtual worlds in everyday life, it is reasonable to assume that social scientists will want to study the complex interactions that occur there. At the time of this thesis's completion there were more people in the United States playing popular massively-multiplayer online role-playing game World of Warcraft than there were US farmers. The goal of this thesis was to attempt to estimate the production going on inside Azeroth, the virtual world that World of Warcraft is set in. To do this, I examined questions such as what counts as production inside a virtual world? What does GDP measure? What are the goals of people in the virtual world and what increases their satisfaction with the virtual experience? Using a method developed by economist Edward Castronova, I made my own estimations about the GNP of Azeroth and examined the ways that method could be flawed or potentially improved.
Statement of Responsibility: by Whitney Fish
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2008
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Coe, Richard

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2008 F5
System ID: NCFE003918:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003918/00001

Material Information

Title: Estimating the Aggregate Production of Azeroth
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Fish, Whitney
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2008
Publication Date: 2008

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: GDP
Virtual Worlds
Gaming
World of Warcraft
Azeroth
Production
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: Given the growing prominence of virtual worlds in everyday life, it is reasonable to assume that social scientists will want to study the complex interactions that occur there. At the time of this thesis's completion there were more people in the United States playing popular massively-multiplayer online role-playing game World of Warcraft than there were US farmers. The goal of this thesis was to attempt to estimate the production going on inside Azeroth, the virtual world that World of Warcraft is set in. To do this, I examined questions such as what counts as production inside a virtual world? What does GDP measure? What are the goals of people in the virtual world and what increases their satisfaction with the virtual experience? Using a method developed by economist Edward Castronova, I made my own estimations about the GNP of Azeroth and examined the ways that method could be flawed or potentially improved.
Statement of Responsibility: by Whitney Fish
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2008
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Coe, Richard

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2008 F5
System ID: NCFE003918:00001

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