Complexity Explorer Santa Fe Institute


Course

Model Thinking

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.

Institution
Coursera
Country
USA
Author
Scott Page
Topics
Modeling, Complex Systems, Social Science, Networks
URL
https://www.coursera.org/course/modelthinking