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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'


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创建者 Tsvetan I

Mar 29, 2020

Exceptional +++

创建者 Kirakosyan M

Jun 21, 2019

Very intersting

创建者 Rishi A

Oct 12, 2015

Amazing Course.

创建者 Chris B

Feb 17, 2018

A great course

创建者 Matias H

Jan 9, 2016

Great teacher!

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Jun 25, 2020


创建者 Stefan P

Mar 10, 2017

Great course!

创建者 Paulo H S

Jun 10, 2020

great course

创建者 Parthi K S

Apr 28, 2018

The best !!!

创建者 Alvaro E

Aug 1, 2017

Simply deep.

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Jun 1, 2017


创建者 Santiago M

Aug 25, 2016

great people

创建者 hubinchao

May 16, 2018

very useful

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Oct 19, 2018


创建者 Leila N

Aug 25, 2018

Very nice!

创建者 yinyue171

Nov 24, 2016

very nice.

创建者 José M P F

Aug 9, 2016

Muy bueno.

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May 4, 2016


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Jan 30, 2016

Very good.

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