Most Popular Posts of 2018

Most Popular Posts of 2018

Reviewed by Raphael Zeder | Published Jan 12, 2019

With the beginning of 2019, another exciting year has passed for Quickonomics. That means, it’s time for our annual review of the most popular posts again. Over the course of last year, Quickonomics has managed to grow its audience even further and strengthen its position as a reliable online source in the field of economics. Thousands of students and teachers from all over the world use our platform every day. The majority of our readers are still located in the US, but countries like India, the Phillipines, the United Kingdom and Canada are not far behind.

By the end of 2018 we had published a total of 132 posts across our five categories: Infographics, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Basic Principles, and our Glossary. So without further ado, let’s have a look at the most popular posts of 2018. Enjoy!


Although we love creating infographics, we have not published anything in this category for more than a year now. Instead, we focused on expanding the other areas to provide more material on fundamental and core concepts. However, we will bring back our overview of national economies series in 2019. So you can look forward to several new infographics this year. In the meantime, make sure to check out our top three infographics of 2018:

1. 12 Things You Should Know About Economics – 8,001 views (2,958 in 2017)
2. Overview of the German Economy 2016 – 4,929 views (2,113 in 2017)
3. 10 Principles of Economics you should know – 1,494 views (317 in 2017)


The Microeconomics section has grown quite a bit throughout 2018. The post “Four Properties of Indifference Curves” has performed exceptionally well last year and has managed to claim the top spot on the list. Like in previous years, all posts in this section got the majority of their views from organic search, which is a great testament to their high quality.

1. Four Properties of Indifference Curves – 52,165 views (9,038 in 2017)
2. Positive Externalities vs. Negative Externalities – 45,120 views (44,434 in 2017)
3. How to Calculate Tax Incidence – 28,573 views (12,953 in 2017)


The Macroeconomics section still remains the second strongest section in terms of page views. Last year, the post “How to Calculate the GDP Deflator” has climbed the ranks all the way to second place. Meanwhile it is worth noting that the number one spot (“Calculating Consumer Price Index (CPI)”) has accumulated almost five times as many views as in 2017.

1. Calculating Consumer Price Index (CPI) – 125,516 views (26,297 in 2017)
2. How to Calculate the GDP Deflator – 57,474 views (3,019 in 2017)
3. Government Policies to Reduce Poverty – 23,620 views (10,074 in 2017)

Basic Principles

In the Basic Principles section, the top three posts remain unchanged. However, all of the top three posts in this category have at least doubled their page views over the course of last year. The article “The Four Different Types of Money” has even quadrupled its views. Thus, this section undoubtedly remains the backbone of Quickonomics’ success.

1. The Four Types of Market Structures – 270,463 views (121,065 in 2017)
2. The Four Types of Economic Systems – 102,524 views (43,783 in 2017)
3. The Four Different Types of Money – 85,763 views (21,562 in 2017)


Last but not least, even our Glossary section has seen a bit of growth last year. The purpose of this section is to provide explanations and context for potentially difficult words from other posts. What stands out this time is that with “Microeconomics” and “Macroeconomics” we have two terms in the top three that barely had any views in 2017. Check it out below:

1. Inflation – 283 views (59 in 2017)
2. Microeconomics 71 views (3 in 2017)
3. Macroeconomics 47 views (2 views in 2017)

In a Nutshell

After an incredible year, we have counted a total of 1,287,284 views (426,348 in 2017) on 132 posts (108 in 2017) in 2018. Thank you very much for all the support, comments and great feedback. And as always, stay tuned for more interesting and relevant content in 2019.

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