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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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May 9, 2020

excelent teachers. I miss some more excercises in the theory.

By Chinmay B

Oct 6, 2017

Great Learning tool. But with a quite mathematical treatment.

By 何岳寰

Oct 2, 2016

Clear illustration, well-designed structures, vivid examples.

By Nishan A

Apr 25, 2020

Great learning experience! I spent some wonderful days here.

By Ionut M C

Mar 4, 2019

Great course, good examples and easy to understand examples.

By StevenX

Sep 3, 2017

A very engaging and successful course experience. Thank you.

By Ricardo L I

Apr 26, 2017

Excelente curso para empaparse acerca de Teoría de Juegos...

By Si S

Sep 22, 2016

Makes a hard topic really easy to understand and comprehend.

By pouria h k

Nov 2, 2020

it will be one of your best courses! i am not exaggerating!

By Prashant K M

May 25, 2020

A great learning experience, all the professors were great!

By Dhruva K

Dec 18, 2019

Great Introductory course on game theory! Excellent mentors

By Abuzar A K

Nov 30, 2019

The pace of the course was perfect, and so was the content.

By 杨一夫

Aug 19, 2019

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

By Vysotskii L

Aug 31, 2022

Great course with plenty of applications and excercises.

By Vijay S

Jul 9, 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 2, 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 George D

Jan 2, 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 5, 2018

Great course but Can I get certificate without paying?