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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!...

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23 nov. 2020

very informative and insightful on how to use the various models at our disposal to take optimal decision. Also, was nostalgic to go back in time where these models were part of my university degree.


24 févr. 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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28 déc. 2015

Great Course !!!

par Tsvetan I

29 mars 2020

Exceptional +++

par Kirakosyan M

21 juin 2019

Very intersting

par Rishi A

12 oct. 2015

Amazing Course.

par Chris B

17 févr. 2018

A great course

par Matias H

9 janv. 2016

Great teacher!

par cgcba007

25 juin 2020


par Stefan P

10 mars 2017

Great course!

par Paulo H S

10 juin 2020

great course

par Parthi K S

28 avr. 2018

The best !!!

par Alvaro E

1 août 2017

Simply deep.

par 孙超

1 juin 2017


par Santiago M

25 août 2016

great people


26 avr. 2022


par hubinchao

16 mai 2018

very useful

par Pedro E S O

19 oct. 2018


par Leila N

25 août 2018

Very nice!

par yinyue171

24 nov. 2016

very nice.

par José M P F

9 août 2016

Muy bueno.

par Nuno S

4 mai 2016


par IOAN D

30 janv. 2016

Very good.

par Murat E

25 nov. 2022

Thank You

par Flt L G R

28 juin 2020


par Grace H

5 mai 2020