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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 17, 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!


Apr 24, 2020

This is a really helpful course which provides me with a basic understanding of game theory, its applications and ways to solve certain games. Huge thanks to the professors who made these recordings.

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By 杨一夫

Aug 19, 2019

It's a really interesting course, combines math and others

By Vijay S

Jul 09, 2018

Excellent and neat course. Enjoyed throughout the course!

By Kunal J

May 18, 2019

Got to learn interesting things in the course. loved it!

By 高宇

Feb 14, 2018

Easy to understand and explore the new model of thinking

By williamchen

Jan 31, 2018

Great course, easy to understand but with great insight.

By Madhavik A

Jun 23, 2020

Not an easy course but learned a lot about strategizing

By Rupesh S

Jul 02, 2018

The games that we play gives us practical understanding

By Dhruval S

Oct 24, 2017

One of the best online course I have learned till now .

By Georgios D

Jan 02, 2019

Too many words could inflated a meaning. Just Amazing.

By Orlov I M

Oct 22, 2018

A great course about Game Theory, thank you very much.

By matt h

Feb 19, 2018

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

By Daniel G R

Jan 05, 2018

Great course but Can I get certificate without paying?

By Alexander P

Nov 04, 2017

Thank you for a beautiful journey through Game Theory.

By Saayan

Aug 14, 2020

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

By Ram k m

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 07, 2017

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

By Stéphane C

Jun 02, 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 22, 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 Pranav N

Mar 19, 2019

Great Course with in depth cover of game theory