Game-Theoretic Solution Concept with Spreadsheets

30 ratings
Offered By
Coursera Project Network
2,195 already enrolled
In this Free Guided Project, you will:

Gain knowledge of computational mechanism of 3 Game Theoretic concepts

Learn how to use solution templates and interpret the results

Showcase this hands-on experience in an interview

Clock2 hours
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

In this 2-hour long project-based course, you will learn how to use 2 Game-theoretic decision rules: Maximin strategy, Minimax strategy, and the solution concept, Nash Equilibrium. You will be familiarized with key terminologies in Game Theory and learn the underlying computation mechanism of each method to solve problems. Also, you will be solving higher order payoff matrices using custom spreadsheet based solution template (one for each method) and learn to interpret the results. Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.


Introductory knowledge of Game Theory and familiarity with spreadsheets is preferable. Learners must have an existing Google Account

Skills you will develop

Game TheorySpreadsheetSolution Concept

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Introduction and Matrix Representation

  2. Maximin Strategy

  3. Maximin Strategy with Template

  4. Minimax-Maximin Strategy

  5. Minimax-Maximin Strategy with Template

  6. Nash Equilibrium

  7. Nash Equilibrium with Template - Prisoner's Dilemma

  8. Nash Equilibrium with Template - Hawk - Dove Game

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

Frequently asked questions

Frequently Asked Questions

More questions? Visit the Learner Help Center.