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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


Feb 7, 2022

I would have preferred a more mathematically rigorous treatment of the subject. Nevertheless, this was a great course — the instructors expounded all concepts with exceptional clarity and engagement.


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!

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By matt h

Feb 19, 2018

Very well organized. I am looking forward to course 2!

By Daniel G R

Jan 5, 2018

Great course but Can I get certificate without paying?

By Alexander P

Nov 3, 2017

Thank you for a beautiful journey through Game Theory.

By Keane J

Apr 18, 2022

F​ascinating course and very extensive introduction.

By Saayan

Aug 14, 2020

The course was great. I had a lot of fun doing this!

By Ram K

Dec 19, 2019

good course for competitor analysis, in the market .

By Rohit K

Oct 29, 2019

Awesome well thought and crafted course for students

By Paulina K

Jul 7, 2017

Great course, I can't wait to start the second part!

By Miguel I B G

May 29, 2021

E​s un curso muy interesante y fácil de comprender

By Christian K

Mar 22, 2021

Amazing teacher, well prepared content. Thank you!

By Stéphane C

Jun 2, 2020

Excellent introduction to game theory. Many thanks

By Mohamed A

Apr 24, 2020

So fun and informative course really love coursera

By Guthmann L

Oct 21, 2016

A bit technical (in a good way) and very pedagogic

By Kartik B

May 24, 2019

This course is Quite good.

It is at an Apex level.


Mar 22, 2019


Very hard bud incredibly interesting!!!

By D. B

Jun 14, 2017

Good course, recommended for basic self learning.


Apr 30, 2017

Very enjoyable course and would highly recommend

By Yixuan Z

Apr 13, 2022

Thanks Coursera and teacher,I love game theory!

By Pranav N

Mar 19, 2019

Great Course with in depth cover of game theory

By Nilanjan D

Jul 10, 2018

Wonderfully implemented with intuitive examples

By yash

May 20, 2018

very nice lots of thins to learn in this course

By Kartik J S

Dec 28, 2019

Extremely interesting and very well explained.

By SE_056_Ketan C

Nov 4, 2019

nice course questions are good and answers too

By Ninad P N

Dec 14, 2018

Its a great course...just a little complicated

By Raja J R

Sep 20, 2017

Good Course. Got insight of several new things