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 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 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 Kiryukhin R

•Apr 01, 2018

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

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 Metin B

•Oct 21, 2016

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

創建者 Mikhail K

•Sep 30, 2017

Good course. And I like the teachers very much. But I woul like more on Game Theory.

創建者 Hitesh K

•Sep 27, 2016

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

創建者 Tomer

•Sep 26, 2016

Great course. I have learned a lot and very thankful for the wonderful instructors.

創建者 Reza

•Oct 08, 2017

this was a cool course. But not sure how I'll use the learnings in the future :)

創建者 Jose A T

•Sep 23, 2017

I enjoyed a lot this course. The instructors are among the best worldwide.

創建者 Ininahazwe

•Apr 02, 2017

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

創建者 Arnaud P R

•Mar 14, 2017

Great experience. Lotof fun. Awaiting the third volume...

創建者 Hanbang G

•Mar 06, 2019

Maybe harder than I, but obviously, more useful.

創建者 Alejandro J

•Jan 06, 2020

Excellent, clear and very useful course

創建者 Zahid A

•Nov 19, 2016

Enjoyed the course, Thank you so much

創建者 Mithilesh k

•Sep 13, 2016

Excellent and enlightening experience

創建者 Daniel G R

•Jan 05, 2018

I learnt so much in this course

創建者 Christian L

•Sep 20, 2017

Quite Hard but very interesting

創建者 Runyang W

•Jan 08, 2019

话题主要为高级微观中的机制设计，非常适合我这种转专业的同学

創建者 Dina I

•Jan 17, 2018

Very interesting material.

創建者 StevenX

•Apr 07, 2018

A very well-taught class

創建者 Scott M

•Mar 23, 2017

Outstanding course.

創建者 Keyu Z

•Jul 12, 2017

Really impressive!

創建者 Yin Z

•Sep 21, 2017

very challenging

創建者 Rinkesh V

•Sep 15, 2016

finest course