Holiday message from Team Vox and a few reading suggestions

Richard Baldwin

25 December 2015

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VoxEU.org has a big readership. In 2015, 5.8 million Vox pages were viewed by 2.1 million users (as defined by Google Analytics). These were spread over the 770 columns we posted in 2015, which works out to an average of about 4,800 views per column (follow us on twitter @voxeu to see when new columns are posted).

The most popular column ever is still the classic by Barry Eichengreen and Kevin O’Rourke, “A tale of two depressions”, which has been viewed almost a million times (970,792 views). Making it into the top-25 hit list requires more than 100,000 views; none of the 2015 columns reached those heights. The most recent to do so was the September 2014 Vox column I wrote with Coen Teuling on the secular stagnation eBook we edited (which contains chapters by Summers, Krugman, Gordon, Eichengreen, Koo, Glaeser, Blanchard, Cabellero, Mokyr, Crafts and others).

Vox readership is quite global, as Table 1 shows. About 40% of the readers are based in the US and UK, but the tail after that is long and thin; we had more than 10,000 sessions from 47 countries. (A session is something like a ‘site visit’– a group of interactions one user makes within a 30-minute window on the site). It is noteworthy that India has moved up the ranks and is now the number seven source of Vox readers.

Table 1 Source of sessions, 1 November 2014 to 30 November 2015

NB: Sessions as defined by Google Analytics.

Topical columns for holiday reading

Holiday economics

Terrorism

Inequality

Secular stagnation and the Fed’s rate hike

Helicopter money

The zero lower bound

Research on journal publication and quality measurement

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Topics:  Frontiers of economic research

Tags:  terrorism, EZ crisis, secular stagnation, helicopter money, CEPR, VoxEU

Professor of International Economics, Graduate Institute, Geneva; President of CEPR; Vox Editor-in-Chief

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