Most Popular Marginal Revolution Posts from 2010

by on December 31, 2010 at 7:20 am in Economics, Weblogs | Permalink

Here are the most popular Marginal Revolution posts from 2010 as measured by landing pages and page views.

1. Book lists were very popular as a category. The highest ranked post in terms of page views was Tyler's Books which have influenced me the most which created a blogosphere avalanche. Links to other people's lists (of influential books) was also very popular. As was Books of the year, 2010 and peculiarly this post on The best-selling book of all time.

2. The number one linked post was What happened to M. Night Shyamalan? a one-liner and one-picturer.  Also very popular in the category of "quickies" were Barbados v. Grenada, the demand for own-goalsDead BirdsFreak-onomics, Nazi-Nudging, and Yuck_markets in Everything.

3. One Game Machine per Child on the failure of a computer voucher program to raise grades (but it did increase gaming).

4. Lost: The Final Episode

5. The Dark Magic of Structured Finance.

6. Gay Sex Statistics.

7. Peter A. Diamond.

8. How the Bill Will Evolve.

9. Economic Misconceptions.

10. Why Did the Soviet Union Fall? (from 2007).

11. The Small Schools Myth.

12. A Theory for Why Latvian Women are Beautiful.

Other substantive posts with high popularity (in the top-50) were my posts Insiders, Outsiders and Unemployment and The Philosophical Cow and Tyler's posts How many children should you have?Is there a case for a vat?Does the Law Professor have cause to complain? and Why is Haiti so Poor?

Two of my posts from previous years were also popular in 2010, from 2008 What is New Trade Theory? on Paul Krugman's Nobel and from 2005 Why Most Published Research Findings are False.

Hope you have enjoyed this years offerings. What have I missed?

1 MichaelG December 31, 2010 at 3:37 am

#10 is linked to the same as #9.

2 dearieme December 31, 2010 at 5:36 am

Congratulations to you both for a splendid year of blogging. HNY.

3 The Unqualified Econ December 31, 2010 at 8:45 am

I enjoy the answers/heories to the sometimes very random questions (A Theory for Why Latvian Women are Beautiful) that almost always come back to some sort of economic/incentives as a motivating theme to what was in question.

4 Alex Tabarrok December 31, 2010 at 3:50 pm

Try Gladwell's Java Man.


5 DK December 31, 2010 at 6:37 pm

Why did Soviet Union fail? was from 2007: "Posted by Tyler Cowen on June 13, 2007"

6 Genghis Cunn January 1, 2011 at 8:36 pm

Gaidar's article is fascinating. Required reading for anyone of a socialist inclination.

7 cheap thomas sabo je February 15, 2011 at 9:08 pm

ooooh I love all the bands you put up here! and as far as holiday playlists.. I would have to say Winter Gloves. They just have a fun upbeat sound

8 thomas sabo reviews February 28, 2011 at 12:13 am

lol at fif’s album leaking a month ahead of time…yikes…shit aint selling at all now

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