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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!


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.

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By Namburi S

Oct 7, 2016


By Parmeshwar

Jan 31, 2021

Excellent Course by well learned faculties.


Dec 1, 2018

interesting with great learning experience!

By Nhat Q L

Oct 19, 2017

It is a very informative course. I love it!

By Liangyu L

Jun 19, 2017

Awesome, it really improve the way I think.

By Derrick J

Apr 15, 2017

Great! have learned a lot from this course!

By Juan P S G

Aug 28, 2019

Excelente curso muy completo y contingente

By Tarush S

Jun 29, 2018

A perfect beginner's guide to game theory!

By Zheng X

Aug 2, 2021

very nice course to introduce game theory

By Spencer B

Mar 20, 2020

It wasn't easy, but the lecturers explain

By Sen Z

Jan 20, 2020

one of the teacher is not very energetic

By Kumar C

May 6, 2020

Fantastic course and thanks to all team.

By Mirko R

Nov 5, 2017

Great introductory course in Game Theory

By Kovacs K

Aug 1, 2017

Great course, with thorough explanations

By Poorit L

Jun 26, 2017

good course with good teacher, thank you

By Sebastian P

Dec 27, 2020

Great lecturers and great online course

By ignacio p

Feb 9, 2019

Great course, very interesting examples

By Ziqi Y

Dec 31, 2018

Very interesting topic and challenging!

By Mr S B

Sep 7, 2021

Very interesting and insightful course

By Stefanos S

May 28, 2021

Great Course! Thank you for your time!

By Ebenezer N

Feb 5, 2017

Great introduction to Game Theory !!!!

By Oleksii I

Oct 6, 2016

great course to start with game theory

By QingFang

Jun 12, 2019

I have learned a lot from this class.

By Zhenmin T

Feb 27, 2017

Very good course, it's worth the time

By Andrii S

May 19, 2022

Really interesting and great course.