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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 arjang

Dec 18, 2021

the material is still fresh but the structure is too old

By katerina l

Apr 7, 2020

Interesting course, quite long and sometimes challenging

By Mukhamejan A

Aug 22, 2019

More practice problems with actual solutions are needed.

By Aravindh B

Dec 12, 2021

The course was well structured and highly informative.

By Jorge C

Nov 20, 2019

Great content! Look forward for the level two course.

By Kartik K

May 20, 2022

There should be better examples in the explanations.

By Janus T

May 8, 2021

A bit confusing at first but overall a great course.

By Mauritz v d W

Jul 11, 2017

Very good introduction to the basics of game theory.

By Alberto O d l R

Jun 15, 2020

Nice course, interesting content and good resources

By Himanshu B

Jul 25, 2019

It has opened a new field for me. Simple Amazing.

By Jiazhi G

Sep 6, 2017

Nice course. But I would prefer a clearer slides.

By Matteo C

Mar 26, 2021

I would have preferred more exercises available.

By Tung-Ying W

Aug 12, 2018

Some quizzes are not covered by in class videos.

By Robert F

Sep 7, 2017

Very Good Course! Full of interesting examples!

By Joji P

Jul 23, 2017

Could have included more exercises and problems

By Sh M

Jul 31, 2020

sometimes hard for students with rusty math :|


May 16, 2021

nice resources, quizzes are pretty manageable

By Bob S

Jul 25, 2020

Good but the notations were often confusing.

By Saket L

Sep 22, 2018

Important concepts of real life explained.

By Alexander v d P

Mar 26, 2019

I enjoyed the nice puzzles to play with.

By Abdulghani S

Oct 26, 2019

It's need more motivation quizzes 💔

By Santiago T A

Aug 10, 2017

need extra examples and aplications

By Diego C

Oct 22, 2020

Se necesita una versión en español

By Pavel K

Apr 13, 2019

Good introduction into Game Theory

By Alessandro M

Apr 22, 2020

Interesting for the overview.