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 Scott M

•Mar 23, 2017

Outstanding course.

創建者 Avik S

•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

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 Vladislav S

•Jan 07, 2018

Very interesting course, however it requires a lot of effort to put in. I struggled a little bit through math and sometimes it was difficult for me to get a concept but reading adjuctment materials helped me a lot. I think this course was a great complement to my game theory studies. You definetely will learn many fascinating things about mechanism design and auctions!

創建者 Christian L

•Sep 20, 2017

Quite Hard but very interesting

創建者 Arnaud P R

•Mar 14, 2017

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

創建者 Anders A

•Mar 13, 2018

Solid through the entire course, good lectures and interesting tasks. Only missing a few explanations in some of the task.

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 Reza

•Oct 08, 2017

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

創建者 Tomer

•Sep 26, 2016

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

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 Dina I

•Jan 17, 2018

Very interesting material.

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 StevenX

•Apr 07, 2018

A very well-taught class

創建者 Keyu Z

•Jul 12, 2017

Really impressive!

創建者 Kyle L

•Aug 11, 2017

I enjoyed this course quite a bit. The concepts, while very proof-heavy, could be depicted using intuitive methods of approach. And while it would have been nice for each concept to include interactive exercises- such as in Game Theory I - the repetition of quizzes and problem sets helps one to gain familiarity with the endless amount of themes and properties that get introduced each week. If you are someone that enjoys designing games or attempting to quantify human behavior, this class may offer some interesting perspectives.

創建者 韩天煦

•Jan 08, 2018

excellent

創建者 Yin Z

•Sep 21, 2017

very challenging

創建者 Roger G

•Feb 18, 2018

Excellent course, I wish it was longer to have more examples but very interesting and well taught material

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.