Quickonomics - Most Popular Posts of 2017

Most Popular Posts of 2017

Reviewed by Raphael Zeder | Updated Jan 12, 2019

Another year has passed, which means it’s time for our annual review of the most popular posts again. 2017 was an incredible year for Quickonomics. Over the course of the year, the project has been able to establish itself as a useful and reliable online resource in the field of economics for both students and teachers alike. While the majority of our readers are still located in the United States, Quickonomics has become increasingly popular in other countries around the globe, like India, the Philippines, and the United Kingdom.

By the end of the year we had published a total of 108 posts across five categories: Infographics, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Basic Principles, and our Glossary. Like every year, we have analyzed all of them and created an overview of the most popular posts of 2017 by categories. So, without further ado, here’s the list.


We only published one infographic in 2017. It performed quite well on social media (facebook, twitter, and reddit), which is the main reason why it tops the list. The other two infographics in the top 3 have accumulated most of their views through organic search or referral traffic. We plan to publish more infographics again this year, thus it will be interesting to see how this section develops. But for now, these are the top 3 infographics of 2017:

1. 12 Things You Should Know About Economics – 2,958 views (published in 2017)
2. Overview of the German Economy 2016 – 2,113 views (94 in 2016)
3. Indian Economy at a Glance – 1,173 views (864 in 2016)


Like last year, the Microeconomics section has performed exceptionally well in 2017. The post “Positive Externalities vs Negative Externalities” still remains on top of the list. Meanwhile, it is worth noting that its views have more than tripled over the course of the year. All posts in this section got the majority of their views from organic search traffic. This is great news, especially considering that two out of the top 3 articles were only just published in 2017.

1. Positive Externalities vs. Negative Externalities – 44,434 views (12,527 in 2016)
2. How to Calculate Tax Incidence – 12,953 views (published in 2017)
3. Four Properties of Indifference Curves – 9,038 views (published in 2017)


The Macroeconomics section has also seen quite a few changes over the last few months. Last year’s winner (“Limitations of GDP as an Indicator of Welfare”) has gotten more than twice as many views in 2017 as in the previous year. However, it still had to give way to the article “Calculating Consumer Price Index (CPI)”, which was published in March 2017. Check out the top 3 below:

1. Calculating Consumer Price Index (CPI) – 26,297 views (published in 2017)
2. Limitations of GDP as an Indicator of Welfare – 15,407 views (6,806 in 2015)
3. Government Policies to Reduce Poverty – 10,074 views (published in 2017)

Basic Principles

The Basic Principles section has experienced an astounding amount of growth last year. Across all categories, the article “The Four Types of Market Structures” has accumulated the most views. By far. In addition to that, many of the Basic Principles posts that were only recently published in 2017 have performed exceptionally well. Let’s take a look at the top 3 below:

1. The Four Types of Market Structures – 121,065 views (703 in 2016)
2. The Four Types of Economic Systems – 43,783 views (published in 2017)
3. The Four Different Types of Money – 21,562 views (82 in 2016)


Like every year, the Glossary posts did not account for many views in 2017. This is not a surprise though, as their only purpose is to help our readers to understanding potentially difficult words from other posts. Below you can find the top 3 from this section:

1. Inflation – 59 views (11 in 2016)
2. Accounting Profit 17 views (12 in 2016)
3. Adverse Selection 15 views (9 views in 2016)

In a Nutshell

After an incredible year, we have counted a total of 426,348 views (43,100 in 2016) on 108 posts (84 in 2016) in 2017. Thank you once again for all the support and feedback. Stay tuned for more interesting and exciting content in 2018.

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