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We live in a complex world with diverse people, firms, and governments whose behaviors aggregate to produce novel, unexpected phenomena. We see political uprisings, market crashes, and a never ending array of social trends. How do we make sense of it? Models. Evidence shows that people who think with models consistently outperform those who don't. And, moreover people who think with lots of models outperform people who use only one. Why do models make us better thinkers? Models help us to better organize information - to make sense of that fire hose or hairball of data (choose your metaphor) available on the Internet. Models improve our abilities to make accurate forecasts. They help us make better decisions and adopt more effective strategies. They even can improve our ability to design institutions and procedures. In this class, I present a starter kit of models: I start with models of tipping points. I move on to cover models explain the wisdom of crowds, models that show why some countries are rich and some are poor, and models that help unpack the strategic decisions of firm and politicians. The models covered in this class provide a foundation for future social science classes, whether they be in economics, political science, business, or sociology. Mastering this material will give you a huge leg up in advanced courses. They also help you in life. Here's how the course will work. For each model, I present a short, easily digestible overview lecture. Then, I'll dig deeper. I'll go into the technical details of the model. Those technical lectures won't require calculus but be prepared for some algebra. For all the lectures, I'll offer some questions and we'll have quizzes and even a final exam. If you decide to do the deep dive, and take all the quizzes and the exam, you'll receive a Course Certificate. If you just decide to follow along for the introductory lectures to gain some exposure that's fine too. It's all free. And it's all here to help make you a better thinker!...


Apr 6, 2018

The course presents a multitude of models that enable us to analyze human and systems behavior and interactions. By making implicit assumptions explicit we can understand real world processes better.

Feb 24, 2017

Great content and lectures, that possibly provides new dimensions to look/explain the situation in context, I guess I will comeback for references to continue with this journey in to 'Model Thinking'


301 - 模型思维 的 325 个评论(共 453 个)

创建者 Alvin B

Nov 10, 2020

This course is so great!

创建者 For P R

Aug 15, 2020

Interesting & Enjoyable

创建者 李勇

May 16, 2018

An extraodinary course!

创建者 YE Q

Nov 3, 2017


创建者 Sinziana C

Oct 16, 2017

Great Course! Loved it!

创建者 David L

Sep 8, 2020

Really like the course

创建者 Eva S

Oct 4, 2020

My brain is tingling.

创建者 Aleksey E

Oct 21, 2017

Great course, thanks.


Sep 20, 2017

An excellent course!

创建者 Susan M

Jul 26, 2017

I loved this course.

创建者 Pablo O

Mar 8, 2016

Mind opening course!

创建者 Yuan X

Dec 10, 2015

this is what I need.

创建者 María J d P R

Jun 26, 2021

Would take it again

创建者 Dzmitry P

May 22, 2019

I like this course.

创建者 Pradeep S

May 14, 2019

Excellent course !!

创建者 Bishu G

Dec 9, 2020

Exceptional course

创建者 Jose J L

Dec 29, 2018

Outstanding Course

创建者 Javier L G V

Sep 16, 2020

Excellent course!

创建者 YU Y

Oct 18, 2017

Excellent course.

创建者 IVO R D S

Aug 1, 2017

Curso perfeito!!!

创建者 Fabian C

Nov 16, 2015

Simply excellent!

创建者 CMdecarli

Dec 22, 2021

Very good vourse

创建者 sourik p

Aug 24, 2021

very good course

创建者 Marco A P M

Jun 6, 2019

excellent course

创建者 okoli l

Aug 9, 2016

Awesome Neh!!!!!