Popularized by movies such as "A Beautiful Mind", game theory is the mathematical modeling of strategic interaction among rational (and irrational) agents. Over four weeks of lectures, this advanced course considers how to design interactions between agents in order to achieve good social outcomes. Three main topics are covered: social choice theory (i.e., collective decision making and voting systems), mechanism design, and auctions.
In the first week we consider the problem of aggregating different agents' preferences, discussing voting rules and the challenges faced in collective decision making. We present some of the most important theoretical results in the area: notably, Arrow's Theorem, which proves that there is no "perfect" voting system, and also the Gibbard-Satterthwaite and Muller-Satterthwaite Theorems. We move on to consider the problem of making collective decisions when agents are self interested and can strategically misreport their preferences. We explain "mechanism design" -- a broad framework for designing interactions between self-interested agents -- and give some key theoretical results. Our third week focuses on the problem of designing mechanisms to maximize aggregate happiness across agents, and presents the powerful family of Vickrey-Clarke-Groves mechanisms. The course wraps up with a fourth week that considers the problem of allocating scarce resources among self-interested agents, and that provides an introduction to auction theory.
You can find a full syllabus and description of the course here: http://web.stanford.edu/~jacksonm/GTOC-II-Syllabus.html
There is also a predecessor course to this one, for those who want to learn or remind themselves of the basic concepts of game theory: https://www.coursera.org/learn/game-theory-1
An intro video can be found here: http://web.stanford.edu/~jacksonm/Game-Theory-2-Intro.mp4...

May 02, 2017

Very interesting! One missing thing: please write explanations for correct/incorrect questions in quizzes. In the basic course, I found them very helpful in understanding why my reasoning was wrong.

Sep 11, 2016

Outstanding course on Game Theory. Provides excellent mathematical and logical treatment of the concepts and theory. A perfect stepping stone for researchers willing to pursue their research in Gam

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創建者 Shiheng W

•Oct 25, 2016

Great

創建者 Mithilesh k

•Sep 13, 2016

Excellent and enlightening experience

創建者 Dina I

•Jan 17, 2018

Very interesting material.

創建者 Abhiraj H

•Jul 23, 2017

Loved the course.It is a little on the hard side but is overall very enjoyable and enriching.

創建者 Rinkesh V

•Sep 15, 2016

finest course

創建者 Metin B

•Oct 21, 2016

So much information given, in very compact but clear style, in short time. Great course

創建者 Zahid A

•Nov 19, 2016

Enjoyed the course, Thank you so much

創建者 Meetkumar J P

•Apr 16, 2017

Thank you for giving me excellent information on game theory. It is very helpful course for me. Thank you Stanford University,The University of British Columbia and Coursera.

創建者 苏恭超

•Feb 26, 2018

This course covers some interesting topics in game theory. It gives you a taste on how some of the more advanced games work out. Some of the quiz and test problems, however, are somewhat puzzling. I would prefer that explanations in detail can be provided for students once they finish quiz and tests.

創建者 Chusu H

•Aug 27, 2017

A good step from basic game theory to more advanced theory and application in this field.

創建者 Meghna V

•Aug 25, 2017

A great course on the applications of game theory. I found this course to be extremely informative and the advanced information was taught really well through the videos. However, it would be helpful if more reading material was available to support the course videos.

創建者 Daniel G R

•Jan 05, 2018

I learnt so much in this course

創建者 Rahul P

•Nov 26, 2016

Great course and it's fun. I shall rate 5 stars. I highly recommend this course. The instructors presented difficult concepts in a lucid manner. To have more instructors teach a course gave multiple perspectives on the subject.

創建者 Ininahazwe

•Apr 02, 2017

I enjoyed a lot learning this Course. Well explained by great lecturers.

創建者 Hitesh K

•Sep 27, 2016

Stimulating. Very interesting course, never loved the derivations this much before.

創建者 Shawn A

•Jan 13, 2017

An exceptional course that is extremely informative and sufficiently challenging. The best part about this course is the fact that it provides the applications of all the theoretical aspects of game theory.

創建者 Bhavook B

•Oct 23, 2017

Great learning experience, one advice is to show the working of the solutions of the problem sets

創建者 Li W

•Jan 19, 2018

Great, the Problem set very helpful to understand the core of Mechanism Design conception. Thanks the 3 professores 's instruction.

創建者 Blake C

•Dec 30, 2017

Great course

創建者 Wilberth C

•Feb 04, 2017

I belive that this course is usefull in computer science research, the discipline might allow us to explore alternative solutions from other approaches. Excellent instructors, excellent course! Thanks Coursera!

創建者 Ka L K

•Apr 10, 2018

A more advanced course than Game Theory I. The topics are interesting but also in depth. Beside the lecture a lot of reading is needed if you really want to understand the concepts. After finishing this course I attend the master course in my university without difficulty to follow. The only thing for improvement is the homework. If lecturers could post some optional homeworks for students who want to train more, then this course will be really a University-level course for undergraduate students.

創建者 Voo T V

•Jan 15, 2017

5 out of 5!

I managed to finish this course in just 6 days. Pretty fascinating and practical, as it is more in depth.

Would totally recommend this to anyone who wants to know more about Game Theory. Assessments are easy relatively; a balanced number of practical calculations and theoretical questions.

All 3 instructors are friendly and experienced in lecturing, which helps a lot in understanding the materials.

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創建者 Jin-wook L

•Jan 01, 2017

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創建者 Lee S Y

•Jan 06, 2018

Lectures were clear and quizzes were effective. Could have helped to explain solutions in the quiz though.

創建者 Kiryukhin R

•Apr 01, 2018

perfect one to get a taste of theory behind the voting schemes and game mechanisms design