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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 Kirk r

14 sept. 2017

Good class. A little topical, I would have liked more time Net Logo.

par Albert N

24 oct. 2017

The main takeway for me is the ability to understand complex models

par bob n

2 juil. 2020

very interesting material, easy to follow, useful quizzes and tests

par Ross T J

18 janv. 2020

Pretty good course. The book is also very interesting.

par Pietro P

9 juin 2016

I think it is terrific course - it is just right for me

par Salvador V P G

18 mai 2020

very good, format for this class have improve a lot!!.

par Joachim S

3 nov. 2021

​Useful if you are curious about models in general.

par Roland v L

9 févr. 2018

Very interesting material, lectures were a bore.

par Vishnu U

1 avr. 2016

Gives perspective to the decisions people take

par JeromeTang

10 nov. 2019

Good course to start model thinking. thanks.

par Jean P K M

11 août 2020

I am fully satiafied with this course.

par James K

8 oct. 2015

Demanding but very enlightening course

par Mohammadjavad E

3 juil. 2022

a​wesome introduction, but not more.

par SANA J

3 juil. 2020

It was really an informative course.

par Piotr k

25 oct. 2015

Great course to built basic skills.

par 周福南

22 avr. 2019


par Gustavo T d F

30 août 2017

Great learning tool. Thank you!

par Federico P

25 sept. 2017

Nice course, but lacks depth.

par Sushil S

23 janv. 2021

Better course for beginners.

par Behailu D

19 sept. 2020

it is interesting course

par Ed K

28 oct. 2016

Good overview course.

par kelly d

27 nov. 2019

Hard, but worth it!

par Karel G

25 oct. 2016

Great introduction.

par Ton T N K

11 sept. 2020

That's great!

par ruyanan

2 mai 2021