Most Popular Posts of 2016

Reviewed by Raphael Zeder | Updated Feb 24, 2018

2016 has been an exciting year for us. Starting the year as Principles of Economics and Business, we have relaunched the website in August under the name Quickonomics. The new website provides a platform where everyone can quickly and easily get access to relevant and interesting economic content. As a result of the relaunch, we have discontinued the business section. Please note that the existing business posts are still accessible in our archive.

By the end of the year we have we have accumulated a total of 84 posts. Like last year, we have analyzed all of them and created an overview of this website’s most popular posts of 2016, divided by categories:


Unlike last year, the Infographics section did not perform exceptionally well this year. The reason for this is that most of the views the infographics got last year were from social media (facebook, twitter, and reddit). This kind of traffic is usually not very sustainable. Not surprisingly, the top 3 infographics have accumulated most of their views through organic search traffic.

1. Indian Economy at a Glance – 864 views (1322 in 2015)
2. 10 Principles of Economics You Should Know – 552 views (1829 in 2015)
3. Overview of the UK Economy 2016 190 (published in 2016)


The Microeconomics section has performed exceptionally well in 2016. This is mostly due to the fact that the post “Positive Externalities vs Negative Externalities” has collected a significant number of backlinks from other blogs and websites, which drives a lot of organic search traffic to the site. In fact, almost all the views in the Microeconomics section originate from organic traffic. Check out the top 3 below:

1. Positive Externalities vs. Negative Externalities – 12527 views (2243 in 2015)
2. The Price Elasticity of Demand – 2498 views (2124 in 2015)
3. Comparative Advantage and Trade – 2165 views (2002 in 2015)


The Macroeconomics section was the second-best performing section this year. Again, there is one post (“Limitations of GDP as an Indicator of Welfare”) that dominates the others when it comes to total views. This post also has a high number of backlinks and a high ranking in google search results.

1. Limitations of GDP as an Indicator of Welfare – 6806 views (2479 in 2015)
2. The Law Of Supply And Demand – 921 views (1231 in 2015)
3. Do We Really Need Economic Growth – 350 views (154 in 2015)

Basic Principles

The Basic Principles Section has improved significantly this year. As you can see, two of the top three posts were published in 2016. It will be interesting to see how this section develops next year. For now, you can find the top 3 below:

1. The Four Types of Market Structures – 703 views (published in 2016)
2. The Importance of Economic Models – 292 views (620 in 2015)
3. Difference between Goods and Services – 183 views (published in 2016)


Like last year, the glossary posts did not account for many views in 2016. This is not a surprise though, as their main purpose is to support readers in understanding potentially difficult words from other posts. Below you can find the top 3 from this section:

1. Tax Incidence – 18 views (39 in 2015)
2. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) 13 views (26 in 2015)
3. Adverse Selection 9 views (19 views in 2015)

In a Nutshell

In total we have counted 43’100 views (38’234 in 2015) on 84 posts (65 in 2015) in 2016. Thank you very much for all the support and positive feedback. Now we are excited and ready for 2017. Another exciting year for us. Stay tuned!

Update: Check out our most popular posts of 2017

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