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
- Christmas economics: Challenging some common beliefs, Laura Birg, Anna Goeddeke, December 24, 2014
- Scroogenomics: why you shouldn’t buy presents for the holidays, Joel Waldfogel, December 23, 2009
- What makes a terrorist?, Alan B. Krueger 11 September 2007.
- Do we know enough about terrorism? Fernanda Llussá, José A. Tavares 10 December 2007.
- International terrorism and the escalation effect, Nauro F. Campos, Martin Gassebner 07 April 2009.
- The long-run effect of 9/11: Terrorism, backlash, and the assimilation of Muslim immigrants in the West, Eric D Gould, Esteban F Klor, Monday, January 30, 2012.
- Islamic terrorism and assimilation of Muslims Eric D Gould, Esteban F Klor 16 December 2015
- Piketty’s ‘Second Law of Capitalism’ vs. standard macro theory Per Krusell, Tony Smith, Sunday, June 1, 2014
- Capital in the 21st Century, Thomas Piketty, 28 January 2015
- Factual response to FT’s fact checking, Thomas Piketty, 30 May 2014
- Capital is back!, Thomas Piketty, 26 September 2013
- Taxing the 1%: Why the top tax rate could be over 80%, Thomas Piketty, 08 December 2011
- Capital in the 21st Century Orazio Attanasio, Tim Besley, Andrew G Haldane, Peter Lindert, Kevin Hjortshøj O’Rourke, Thomas Piketty, Jaume Ventura 28 January 2015
- The economics of poverty Martin Ravallion, Wednesday, December 23, 2015
- Incentive pay and top executive gender gaps Stefania Albanesi, Claudia Olivetti, María José Prados, Monday, December 21, 2015
- Measuring the concentration of wealth Facundo Alvaredo, Tony Atkinson, Salvatore Morelli, Tuesday, December 8, 2015
- Income inequality in pre-industrial Europe Guido Alfani, Wouter Ryckbosch, Friday, November 6, 2015
- Income inequality and citizenship Branko Milanovic, Wednesday, May 6, 2015
- Capital taxation in the 21st century Alan J Auerbach, Kevin Hassett, Tuesday, March 3, 2015
- Brief history of middle-class economics Jason Furman, Friday, February 20, 2015
- Understanding Piketty: Merit and rent in a growing economy Enrico Minelli, Friday, December 19, 2014
- Labour shares, inequality, and the relative price of capital Loukas Karabarbounis, Brent Neiman, Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Secular stagnation and the Fed’s rate hike
- Evidence that low real rates will persist John C. Williams, 26 November 2015, 6740 reads
- Interpreting the yield curve: Pessimism or precaution? Minouche Shafik, Thursday, June 25, 2015
- Secular stagnation: The time for one-armed policy is over Willem Buiter, Ebrahim Rahbari, Joe Seydl, Friday, June 5, 2015
- Secular stagnation: History of a heresy Roger Backhouse, Mauro Boianovsky, Tuesday, May 19, 2015
- Secular Stagnation in the US Robert E. Hall, Wednesday, April 22, 2015
- Debt supercycle, not secular stagnation Kenneth Rogoff, Wednesday, April 22, 2015
- Fiscal policy explains the weak recovery Simon Wren-Lewis, Friday, January 30, 2015
- Secular stagnation in the Eurozone Paul De Grauwe, Friday, January 30, 2015
- The role of demography in explaining secular stagnation Axel Gottfries, Coen Teulings, Friday, January 30, 2015
- Larry Summers on Secular Stagnation Lawrence H. Summers, Thursday, October 30, 2014
- Low interest rates, secular stagnation, and debt Claudio Borio, Piti Disyatat, Wednesday, June 25, 2014
- Europe’s banking problems and secular stagnation Jan Willem van den End , Jakob de Haan, Friday, March 28, 2014
- Combatting Eurozone deflation: QE for the people John Muellbauer, Tuesday, December 23, 2014
- Helicopter money: Today’s best policy option Biagio Bossone, Thomas Fazi, Richard Wood, Wednesday, October 1, 2014
- Helicopter money as a policy option Lucrezia Reichlin, Adair Turner, Michael Woodford, Monday, May 20, 2013
The zero lower bound
- Excellent short videos with Buiters, Kimball, Goodhart, etc
- The wonderful world of negative nominal interest rates Willem Buiter, Thursday, June 4, 2009
- Evidence that low real rates will persist John C. Williams, Thursday, November 26, 2015
- Welcome to the ZLB global economy Ricardo Caballero, Emmanuel Farhi, Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas, Thursday, November 5, 2015
- Causes and consequences of persistently low interest rates Sir Charles Bean, Friday, October 23, 2015
- Monetary policy at the zero lower bound Angus Armstrong, Francesco Caselli, Jagjit Chadha, Wouter den Haan,Sunday, August 2, 2015
- Keep cash, but let the public hold central bank reserves Dirk Niepelt, Wednesday, January 21, 2015
- Why is euro inflation so low? Jean-Pierre Landau, Tuesday, December 2, 2014
- The zero lower bound has not been very severe Eric T Swanson , Saturday, November 8, 2014
- Where danger lurks Olivier Blanchard, Friday, October 3, 2014
Research on journal publication and quality measurement
- Lessons from an experiment with referees at the Journal of Public Economics Raj Chetty, Emmanuel Saez, László Sándor, Monday, August 11, 2014
- No top fives, no worries? John Gibson, Friday, June 6, 2014
- Geographical bias in top-journal publication Jishnu Das, Quy-Toan Do, Tuesday, February 11, 2014
- Our uneconomic methods of measuring economic research Stan Liebowitz, Friday, December 6, 2013
- Challenging times in academia John Hudson, Monday, November 11, 2013
- Journal quality and citations Daniel Sgroi, Monday, November 11, 2013
- Nine facts about top journals in economics David Card, Stefano DellaVigna, Monday, January 21, 2013