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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Game Theory by Stanford University

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About the Course

Popularized by movies such as "A Beautiful Mind," game theory is the mathematical modeling of strategic interaction among rational (and irrational) agents. Beyond what we call `games' in common language, such as chess, poker, soccer, etc., it includes the modeling of conflict among nations, political campaigns, competition among firms, and trading behavior in markets such as the NYSE. How could you begin to model keyword auctions, and peer to peer file-sharing networks, without accounting for the incentives of the people using them? The course will provide the basics: representing games and strategies, the extensive form (which computer scientists call game trees), Bayesian games (modeling things like auctions), repeated and stochastic games, and more. We'll include a variety of examples including classic games and a few applications. You can find a full syllabus and description of the course here: There is also an advanced follow-up course to this one, for people already familiar with game theory: You can find an introductory video here:

Top reviews

May 16, 2017

Great ! Interesting and abound at the same time. Hope Professors will clarify the strategic utility function more clearly because it's hard for students with poor math basic(forget most><) right now!

Jan 26, 2019

Excellent course for beginners. Problem sets are very creative. No more further resources needed. I found this course specially useful if the purpose is to apply Game Theory in other disciplines.

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By Stefano I

Oct 16, 2020

Amazing job by the professors, the lectures were clear and sufficiently deep.


Aug 5, 2018

excellent way to make a student understand the game theory in the real life.

By Abhijeet A

Oct 16, 2017

I just completed week one and it's amazing content. I advice you to take it.

By Konstantinos-Georgios G

Sep 29, 2016

Excellent course with very interesting topics covered and adequate examples!

By Afsar k

Jun 8, 2021

It was such a wonderful, I have learn a lot from experience instructors!!!

By Denis M A

Jun 18, 2017

Very nice course that goes deep into game theory but from a beginner point

By Paulo S

Sep 19, 2017

It was my first experience with coursera and I also very pleased with it.

By Dee

May 10, 2020

Fabulous! They taught from scratch to a substantial amount of knowledge.

By Nikky S

Jun 27, 2018

The teachers were very good and it was great learning in their guidance.

By Giordano M

Feb 27, 2018

Really well done with good explanations and good materials for studying.

By Fabrizio M d S

Nov 2, 2017

Great primer course on Game Theory. Good balance of theory and practice.

By Rahim H

Mar 25, 2017

Well structured and perfectly presented course program. Great lecturers!

By Gabriel d O R

May 17, 2017

The course is excellent and the professors are really good at teaching.

By Abdul B

Dec 28, 2020

This course is really great especially for someone who study economics

By Jerry k

Aug 31, 2020

a very good and inspiring course-----Commented by a math undergraduate

By Luis F A

Mar 21, 2020

Very good and didactic intro to GT, easy to follow. Good instructors.

By Daniel A M S

Jun 21, 2017

Excellent Cours, deep enough to understand the mathematical concepts.

By 杜少颖

Jun 4, 2017



Oct 4, 2020

Course was very informative, logical and instructors were very good.

By She Q

Mar 26, 2018

Game theory is a very interesting field, the teachers are very nice!

By Korbinian S

Feb 18, 2017

Extremely interesting course topic, well organized and communicated.

By Edward M G

Jun 21, 2020

An excellent course with many applications at a professional level.

By Affandi I

Apr 13, 2017

Great and quite practical, really get me the insight of this lesson

By Annette D

Jan 27, 2020

Knowledgeable instruction, interactive games, challenging testing.

By Яремчук Д Е

May 26, 2019

Курс дуже сподобався, бо легкий для розуміння та виявився корисним