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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 Jerry k

Aug 31, 2020

a very good and inspiring course-----Commented by a math undergraduate

By Luis F A

Mar 21, 2020

Very good and didactic intro to GT, easy to follow. Good instructors.

By Daniel A M S

Jun 21, 2017

Excellent Cours, deep enough to understand the mathematical concepts.

By 杜少颖

Jun 4, 2017


By Thomas Y

Jun 23, 2022

Interesting course and learn lots about the strategy in game theory!


Oct 4, 2020

Course was very informative, logical and instructors were very good.

By She Q

Mar 26, 2018

Game theory is a very interesting field, the teachers are very nice!

By Korbinian S

Feb 18, 2017

Extremely interesting course topic, well organized and communicated.

By Edward M G

Jun 21, 2020

An excellent course with many applications at a professional level.

By Affandi I

Apr 13, 2017

Great and quite practical, really get me the insight of this lesson

By Annette D

Jan 27, 2020

Knowledgeable instruction, interactive games, challenging testing.

By Яремчук Д Е

May 26, 2019

Курс дуже сподобався, бо легкий для розуміння та виявився корисним

By He S

Feb 6, 2019

A great course to help you build up a understanding of Game Theory

By Alex E

Aug 2, 2017

Great intro to get a grasp (or remind) students of basic concepts.

By Angus L

Apr 17, 2017

Very interesting and mathematically explain many daily phenomenon.

By Hoa T L

Sep 1, 2020

Very interesting and challenging, this is completely new to me!!!

By Deleted A

Jun 14, 2020

I'm so grateful for this opportunity. I learn so much, thank you.


Feb 2, 2020

Good course to get introduced to some basic game theory concepts.

By Ashwini

Aug 6, 2019

By doing this course, I learnt many things related to GAME THEORY

By Robert R

Sep 28, 2019

I learned a lot. I just with there were more practice problems.


Jul 12, 2020

Excelente curso. Profesores con gran experiencia y motivación.

By Siva K R P

May 6, 2019

Its a great learning experience. I like this course very much.

By qiqi

Apr 16, 2022


By Parul A

Jun 22, 2020

The course is really amazing, gives you a lot to learn about.


May 25, 2020

Curso excelente, imprescindível para qualquer área de estudo.