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Model Thinking

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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.

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Model Thinking

  1. 1. coursera.org Statement of Accomplishment WITH DISTINCTION MAY 12, 2014 DOM FERNANDEZ HAS SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED Model Thinking This course provided an introduction on how to think using models. Specific topics included, among others, decision-making, tipping points, economic models, crowd dynamics, Markov processes, game theory and predictive thinking. SCOTT PAGE LEONID HUWICZ COLLEGIATE PROFESSOR OF COMPLEX SYSTEMS, POLITICAL SCIENCE, AND ECONOMICS UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN PLEASE NOTE: THE ONLINE OFFERING OF THIS CLASS DOES NOT REFLECT THE ENTIRE CURRICULUM OFFERED TO STUDENTS ENROLLED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN. THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT AFFIRM THAT THIS STUDENT WAS ENROLLED AS A STUDENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN IN ANY WAY. IT DOES NOT CONFER A UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN GRADE; IT DOES NOT CONFER UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN CREDIT; IT DOES NOT CONFER A UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN DEGREE; AND IT DOES NOT VERIFY THE IDENTITY OF THE STUDENT.

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