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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'


426 - 模型思维 的 450 个评论(共 470 个)

创建者 Pietro P

Jun 9, 2016

I think it is terrific course - it is just right for me

创建者 Salvador V P G

May 18, 2020

very good, format for this class have improve a lot!!.

创建者 Joachim S

Nov 3, 2021

​Useful if you are curious about models in general.

创建者 Roland v L

Feb 9, 2018

Very interesting material, lectures were a bore.

创建者 Vishnu U

Apr 1, 2016

Gives perspective to the decisions people take

创建者 JeromeTang

Nov 10, 2019

Good course to start model thinking. thanks.

创建者 Jean P K M

Aug 11, 2020

I am fully satiafied with this course.

创建者 James K

Oct 8, 2015

Demanding but very enlightening course

创建者 Mohammadjavad E

Jul 3, 2022

a​wesome introduction, but not more.

创建者 SANA J

Jul 3, 2020

It was really an informative course.

创建者 Piotr k

Oct 25, 2015

Great course to built basic skills.

创建者 周福南

Apr 22, 2019


创建者 Gustavo T d F

Aug 30, 2017

Great learning tool. Thank you!

创建者 Federico P

Sep 25, 2017

Nice course, but lacks depth.

创建者 Sushil S

Jan 23, 2021

Better course for beginners.

创建者 Behailu D

Sep 19, 2020

it is interesting course

创建者 Ed K

Oct 28, 2016

Good overview course.

创建者 kelly d

Nov 27, 2019

Hard, but worth it!

创建者 Karel G

Oct 25, 2016

Great introduction.

创建者 Ton T N K

Sep 11, 2020

That's great!

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May 2, 2021


创建者 Marek L

Sep 23, 2016

Very good!

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Oct 11, 2019


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Jan 14, 2016


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Mar 21, 2016