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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'


226 - 模型思维 的 250 个评论(共 470 个)

创建者 Nabiha S

Apr 8, 2016

Very useful in getting to know or getting started in modelling.

创建者 Tibet

Apr 23, 2020

Very explanatory entrance level of modeling. Great instructor!

创建者 Hengeveld

Jun 25, 2017

very good course i will recommend it to all the people i coach

创建者 fiona c

Jul 6, 2016

Clear concise and very interesting. I can't believe it's free

创建者 Karthikeyan S

Mar 28, 2016

Excellent course. Great professor. Really enjoying the course

创建者 Mohamed Y

Feb 16, 2016

This is one of the best courses I have ever take in thinking.

创建者 Jatin B

Jul 27, 2020

This was an amazing course. helped me learn a lot of models.

创建者 stephenli

Feb 19, 2016

great course, interesting , many new perspective over worlds

创建者 Mohammad A

May 27, 2020

Brilliant course. It will change the way you see the world!

创建者 Aman

Mar 4, 2018

Great course! This can help you in making better decisions.

创建者 Omprakash G G

Nov 27, 2015

Great breadth and appropriate depth facilitating easy grasp


Feb 5, 2016

Great course covering modeling techniques and perspective!

创建者 Chen H Y

Nov 21, 2021

An excellent mind-opening experience!! Highly recommended

创建者 Michael O

Oct 17, 2017

Excellent exposition of a variety of mathematical models.

创建者 Rifqi F

Sep 5, 2020

Fantastic Course! Scientifically robust in a humble way

创建者 Yeedubilli S

Mar 15, 2020

I learnt new things like how to see things in a new way

创建者 Martin R

Dec 5, 2021

Very clear, well-explained, enjoyable and stimulating.

创建者 Alvin L

Nov 17, 2020

Great course about using model to make better decision

创建者 Abel

Jul 21, 2017

A impressive course that changed my perspective a lot!

创建者 Monika K

Sep 27, 2021

the course gives an overview of many different models

创建者 Vijayshree M

Jan 15, 2020

Very Good course with right pace and challenge for me

创建者 Hristo V

Sep 21, 2017

Fantastic course! Really nice introduction to models!

创建者 Dennis A

Jul 9, 2016

Presenter is excellent, subject matter is fascinating

创建者 Sarah L F

Mar 16, 2020

This course allows you to see the world differently.

创建者 Wei S

Feb 18, 2019

This is a very informative course, highly recommend!