Who is this class for: This course is aimed at students, researchers, and practitioners who wish to understand more about strategic interactions. You must be comfortable with mathematical thinking and rigorous arguments. Relatively little specific math is required; but you should be familiar with basic probability theory (for example, you should know what a conditional probability is), and some very light calculus would be helpful.

Created by:  Stanford University, The University of British Columbia

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Stanford University
The Leland Stanford Junior University, commonly referred to as Stanford University or Stanford, is an American private research university located in Stanford, California on an 8,180-acre (3,310 ha) campus near Palo Alto, California, United States.
The University of British Columbia
The University of British Columbia is a global centre for research and teaching.
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Rated 4.6 out of 5 of 932 ratings

Nice mix of applied and theoretical, explanations were good. Occasionally ventured into complexity analysis which interesting but rather out of sync with the rest of the course, would have been better to have fully explored it more fully towards the end or left it out imho. Overall very good but was a bit more basic than I'd hoped for from an 8 week course.

The course indeed provides a really good glimpse on major topics in game theory. I found it to be quite fun introduction and it made reading on the topic much easier. What can be improved: some of explanations could have been made clearer (mostly in formulas and definitions where it is not clear what exact variable/letter means) and, of course, it is very frustrating when you see/hear errors (some of which are corrected, some not).


The course is really worth pursuing. The concepts taught are general but interesting unlike other domains of microeconomics.