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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 Dennis A

9 juil. 2016

Presenter is excellent, subject matter is fascinating

par Sarah L F

16 mars 2020

This course allows you to see the world differently.

par Wei S

18 févr. 2019

This is a very informative course, highly recommend!

par Seyed M H M

19 mai 2017

I learned alot and Got a grasp of some useful model

par Iaroslav F

20 mars 2016

I started to better understand stuff and processes.

par Dan F

2 nov. 2018

I still refer back to this. Invaluable. Brilliant.

par Lau C

15 avr. 2019

Very interesting and easy to follow. Thanks guys.

par Juan P L R

24 juin 2018

Very good course. Complete, useful and practical.

par Robert L

25 mars 2022

A​bsolutely great course. Bought the book also.

par David A

13 nov. 2019

Really nice introduction to a variety of models.

par Dennis M

7 avr. 2021

One of the best courses i have ever undertaken.

par Jonas P

26 sept. 2020

Nice course that learn us to think by ourselves

par Norman P

22 août 2020

Great course. Well done. Practical application.

par Zeynep T

12 oct. 2017

Quite interesting topic. Well-organized notes.

par Elke W

24 mars 2016

Great introductory course to expand your mind.

par Zach D

4 avr. 2020

Really enjoyed the professor and the content.

par Tony N

16 févr. 2020

Probably the best online course I have taken!

par Li M

30 oct. 2019

This course is very informative and inspiring

par Michal P

6 sept. 2017

Very engaging and super fun - just amazing!!!

par Nadim M

22 mai 2020

Really a great course and a great professor!

par Alfa T

16 nov. 2020

Amazing topics, very useful in daily life !

par Peter V

6 mai 2020

Excellent course. Would strongly recommend.

par Ning C

6 nov. 2016

It's an awesome course! Learned a lot here.

par Ryan M F

3 nov. 2015

Haven't done it yet but I love it. Vamanos.

par Elias

14 oct. 2015

Excellent teaching and material

Thanks Scott