Stanford University

Game Theory

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Matthew O. Jackson
Kevin Leyton-Brown
Yoav Shoham

Instructors: Matthew O. Jackson


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17 hours to complete
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There are 8 modules in this course

Introduction, overview, uses of game theory, some applications and examples, and formal definitions of: the normal form, payoffs, strategies, pure strategy Nash equilibrium, dominant strategies

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11 videos2 readings2 quizzes3 discussion prompts

pure and mixed strategy Nash equilibria

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7 videos2 quizzes

Iterative removal of strictly dominated strategies, minimax strategies and the minimax theorem for zero-sum game, correlated equilibria

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6 videos2 quizzes

Perfect information games: trees, players assigned to nodes, payoffs, backward Induction, subgame perfect equilibrium, introduction to imperfect-information games, mixed versus behavioral strategies.

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10 videos2 quizzes2 discussion prompts

Repeated prisoners dilemma, finite and infinite repeated games, limited-average versus future-discounted reward, folk theorems, stochastic games and learning.

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7 videos2 quizzes2 discussion prompts

General definitions, ex ante/interim Bayesian Nash equilibrium.

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6 videos2 quizzes

Transferable utility cooperative games, Shapley value, Core, applications.

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5 videos2 quizzes

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4.5 (687 ratings)
Matthew O. Jackson
Stanford University
3 Courses582,866 learners
Kevin Leyton-Brown
The University of British Columbia
2 Courses530,445 learners
Yoav Shoham
Stanford University
2 Courses530,445 learners

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