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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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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'


6 avr. 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.

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par Channa H

15 mai 2022

Learnta nd enjoyed very much, thank you!!


23 mars 2022

it was greating learning experinence here

par 吉星照

11 janv. 2020

The yeacher is so kind,patient and wise.

par Hamidreza M A

23 févr. 2016

A great job that professor Page is doing.

par Parag B D

4 févr. 2022

Excellent course to change your thinking

par Angelos S

24 juil. 2020

Best online course I have ever attended.

par Zephyr L

4 sept. 2017

Great coverage on how to model a system!

par Shubhmani M

6 sept. 2021

Very informative course and assignments

par Red

7 mars 2021

help me think cearly in the future life

par Ton v O

30 mai 2019

Excellent, learn a lot and entertaining

par Audie D

11 nov. 2017

Changes the way you think about models

par Adrian A

29 janv. 2017

Simply excellent from start to finish.

par Steven B

19 déc. 2016

Excellent in depth course on modelling

par Chomay C

4 sept. 2020

Model Thinking is an excellent course

par Alejandro J

1 mars 2020

Very interesting, clear and useful.

par Islam A E

2 déc. 2015

Brilliant subject, awesome teacher!


3 avr. 2021


par Dzmitry P

10 déc. 2016

Love this course! Thank you a lot!

par Fadhilah S K G

24 nov. 2015

very useful and interesting course

par Noha A A

8 oct. 2016

Very informative and interesting!

par Jose D

19 mai 2022

Not easy , but very interesting

par Xue, L

17 juin 2018

great course, inspires me a lot

par Ricardo M d F

16 juil. 2017

Curso bem inovador, parabéns!!!

par Massimo Z

24 mai 2017

Useful and well done.

Thank you

par 邱暉凱

1 sept. 2020

It's great but a bit too easy