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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.


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 Patrick P

2 août 2020

I wish I could take it again!

par Marko M

30 août 2018

Great and interesting course!

par Konstantinos M

20 mars 2017

Probably my favourite course.

par Pete S

9 juil. 2016

Scott E Page is totally cool!

par Wael E

8 mai 2016

Fantastic, I love this course

par Ludo S

19 mars 2019

Essential for everyday life!

par Rafia N

13 janv. 2016

This course is just amazing.

par Karen S

25 juil. 2021

I really love this course!!

par Hasan R C

4 juil. 2019

Wonderful course,

Thank you.

par Ασπασία Λ

14 déc. 2020

Just Excellent. Thank You!

par Pedro P

6 juin 2017

Complete and very usefull.

par Muhamed A M S A ( D - B A

4 déc. 2020

think you for this course

par Panshul R

19 juin 2020

Quizzes could be improved


10 juin 2020

Excellent course by Scott

par conanar

6 déc. 2016

It really opened my mind.

par Mateusz

10 déc. 2020

Well, learn the program!

par Alvin B

10 nov. 2020

This course is so great!

par For P R

15 août 2020

Interesting & Enjoyable

par 李勇

16 mai 2018

An extraodinary course!

par YE Q

3 nov. 2017


par Sinziana C

16 oct. 2017

Great Course! Loved it!

par David L

8 sept. 2020

Really like the course

par Eva S

4 oct. 2020

My brain is tingling.

par Aleksey E

21 oct. 2017

Great course, thanks.


20 sept. 2017

An excellent course!