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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 Pavel O

Oct 21, 2018

Good course, would advise everyone who is looking to start their way to learning game theory

By Gariyasi G

Jul 3, 2018

Amazing! You do need a little math, but the course is well organised and up to the mark! :)

By Pablo V I

Mar 4, 2018

Highly recommendable course. It develops skills in order to make better rational decisions.

By Elvin M N

Oct 21, 2019

Everything is very good, I enjoy this course and I learned a lot. Thanks for everything!!!

By Nguyen H D

Jul 29, 2017

Was a great experience, if Bayesian game can be explained better then it would be perfect.

By Minho S

Dec 29, 2019

Exiting contents. Quite easy methodologies, if you just understand the background theory.

By Sergio

Oct 26, 2021

Very Interesting, but in my opinion some of the answers would need further explanations.

By Harsh A

Mar 28, 2021

Great course, however, the math is a little neglected. Still, worth the time and effort.

By Santha K

Mar 8, 2021

Thank you so much for learning so well how to use probability points in this Game Theory

By Gareth W

Aug 10, 2020

Really interesting introduction to the topic, well taught and enjoyable to work through

By Kashif I

Mar 12, 2019

Content is perfect, just examples should be in different way, like some visualization.

By Hữu Đ M

Jun 20, 2021

"Lìfe is a game"- you will see this course shows clearly the meaning of this sentence

By Eduardo B

Apr 18, 2020

Excelente curso que me ha servido como complemento para mis clases en la universidad.

By Brigit J P

Jul 7, 2020

This course is highly informative for beginners and the instructors teach very well.

By Longxiaow

Nov 27, 2019

great view of game theory, presentations are well managed and tests are very helpful

By Yabets S B

Mar 9, 2017

Good presentation of the Game Theory with mathematical models. Interesting course!!!

By Hriju S

Aug 29, 2021

t​his game theory course is very helpfull for me. gather experience for this course

By Camilia S

Feb 12, 2021

Amazing learning experience. Good balance between big picture thinking and details.

By Shiyu L

Sep 12, 2018

Great introductory course for Game Theory, looking forward to taking Game Theory II

By Chandan D

Aug 26, 2017

Brilliant course on Game Theory! A wide range of games have been illustrated to ex

By Rohith P

Oct 8, 2016

A great beginner level course to get a quick view of stuff game theory deals with.

By olive w

Nov 15, 2020

Excellent course!I like those three professors, can't wait to study Game Theory 2

By Viktar K

Apr 8, 2020

Absolutely magnificent course, the videos are great and the tasks are interesting

By Arshiya A

Oct 26, 2018

Really nice course! Clears basics and gives a great understanding of game theory.

By Bhavana R

Jun 30, 2021

Great course. Coursera brings top universities from various places to your home