Popularized by movies such as "A Beautiful Mind," game theory is the mathematical modeling of strategic interaction among rational (and irrational) agents.
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33 points • ShawkHawk
Seriously, let's compile some resources on game theory
I think a knowledge of game theory is pretty important to building top notch distributed apps and governance systems. Let's get a nice list going to help those in our community who are new to the field.
Compiled from comments:
Game Theory (Open Access textbook with 165 solved exercises)
by Giacomo Bonanno
by Ariel Rubinstein (a great researcher in game theory)
by Adam M. Brandenburger and Barry J. Nalebuff
The Art of Strategy: A Game Theorist's Guide to Success in Business and Life
by Avinash K. Dixit and Barry J. Nalebuff
3 points • Che3894
For starter, I've done [this] (https://www.coursera.org/learn/game-theory-1) Coursera course. It's pretty good. Honestly pick up any course on game theory. It's pretty much easy to learn and interesting too. If you want to learn it in academic sense, just search in the sub. There are many such questions answered
2 points • proque_blent
Stanford and the University of British Columbia have a Coursera course that is free unless you want the certificate. It gives a pretty solid theoretical overview of the subject and there is a Part 2 on applications IIRC.
1 points • BhasinDiksha
Stanford University Free Online Course on Game Theory. Course Starts on January 30, 2017.
1 points • contentBat
Game theory can help with critical thinking.
One point to remember, don't just say X proves Y. You also look at why A,B,C don't prove Y.
Free course: https://www.coursera.org/learn/game-theory-1
1 points • Dr_P1na
Iterate as needed
1 points • Flozo22
There’s a really cool course on game theory on coursera. Try it out as it’s free and relatively short from Stanford.
3 points • ratsrekop
[Advice][Method] Sign up for a online course
I felt that i needed to add something more productive to my week so i enrolled for a free course on coursera (free but if you want it on paper you have to pay)
Im only on week 2 and I'm posting here for some sort of accountability but so far I'm enjoying it. For each week you get around 2h of content to watch and every week you have to finish a quiz on the subject. I picked learning how to learn it is a 4 week long https://www.coursera.org/learn/learning-how-to-learn
Depending on who you ask it takes 21 days-3 months to burn in a habit so after finishing one course you are well on your way to create a new positive habit. And i have also started https://www.coursera.org/learn/game-theory-1
As i said its free so it dosen't hurt to try
I'm also looking for recommendations :)
4 points • lavender_goom
Here are some links you might find helpful. Probability theory is largely about finding probability densities under curves (i.e. integration) so having a solid foundation on that front is pretty important. One plan of attack would be to just go until you really don't understand the calculus and then study what you need to get over the hump. If your math is severely lacking, you might consider going through some Khan Academy videos from algebra through calculus (though this would take a bit longer).
4 points • pawsys
What is the best short to medium length tutorial, online course, or book that will explain the principles of economy?
So far, I found these resources (not yet sure about their quality because I didn’t went through them). Any comment on the one below or any guidance on the topic will be strongly appreciated.
- Principle of Economics – online course from Stanford (https://lagunita.stanford.edu/courses/HumanitiesSciences/Econ-1/Summer2014/about)
- MicroEconomy – online course from MIT (https://courses.edx.org/courses/course-v1:MITx+14.01x+2T2017/course/)
- Microeconomics Principles from University of Illinois (https://www.coursera.org/learn/microeconomics)
- Khan Academy has pretty extensive Economy 101 course (though, as it is usually the case with Khan Academy, it is not very concise)
- GameTheory – online course by Stanford (https://www.coursera.org/learn/game-theory-1)
1 points • alpecli
Check it out and give it a try:
1 points • hurricanezachary
There's also a Game Theory course ((part 1)[https://www.coursera.org/learn/game-theory-1], (part 2)[https://www.coursera.org/learn/game-theory-2]) on Coursera, taught by a UBC computer science professor.
1 points • Kibinir
You can learn the why here!
1 points • munxao
If you're truly interested in learning about game theory (does involve considerable math - I'd be happy to help you through it if you're interested).
Start here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_theory
And proceed from there to free courses on coursera
1 points • int8blog
Hi man, I am the author of this article, I was starting from scratch as well, good start for me was Game Theory course, then I started reading about online learning and no-regret learning, another source of information was Zinkevich article about CFR (original formulation). You will have to break some walls on your way there (took me 7 months to write this one) - but you will get there if you don't give up - good luck :)
[edit CFR paper: http://martin.zinkevich.org/publications/regretpoker.pdf ]
1 points • LongLiveBacon
Coursera offers both of these as courses for free right now. Although I am only taking machine learning, I can vouch that these are pretty good courses and may help you start your path onto learning about both:
Machine learning: https://www.coursera.org/learn/machine-learning?
Game theory: https://www.coursera.org/learn/game-theory-1?
1 points • jabbermonkey
I really enjoyed doing the Game Theory and Game Theory II courses on Coursera. The three professors do an excellent job. They start from scratch and by the end of it I felt I had a pretty good handle on the subject. The second course was super interesting. Auctions and voting turn out to be fascinating and complex subjects.
I'd also strongly recommend William Spaniel's Game Theory 101 courses and books.
The combination of William Spaniel's material and the Coursera courses really changed the way I think about decisions, negotiation and many other things.
Avenash Dixit's book "Thinking Strategically: The Competitive Edge in Business, Politics, and Everyday Life" has been on my to-read list for a while. I've heard good things about it.
Note that game theory generally assumes that agents behave rationally. Once you think you have a reasonable grasp of game theory, I'd recommend that you read "Thinking Fast and Slow", by Daniel Kahneman, to get some ideas on how to account for less rational (more human) behavior. Some of the experiments referenced in that book have failed replication but most seem to be holding up and it's still an excellent read.
1 points • Void-Nut
Online courses to supplement our regular load?
I am currently a Junior looking to get ahead on the college process and I found some really interesting online courses created and run by Stanford, Duke, Rice and so on. I was wondering if they would be useful on college apps as maybe ec's or supplemental courses. The situation that I'm in is that my ec's are really solid and my test scores are high but my gpa is pretty bad. So, I'm not sure if I'll get into some of the colleges I wish I could but was questioning if these could play any significant role in my chances. I plan on applying for colleges like RPI or WPI for computer science and some of the courses wanted to take include:
Machine Learning by Stanford - https://www.coursera.org/learn/machine-learning
Organizational Analysis by Stanford - https://www.coursera.org/learn/organizational-analysis#syllabus
Game Theory by Stanford - https://www.coursera.org/learn/game-theory-1#syllabus
I plan on taking them either way because I find them interesting just wanted to know your guys' thoughts on it.
2 points • east_asian
Read the departmental requirements and syllabi for the top 30 or so departments in political science, economics, history, philosophy, law, business, and international relations. Search for free online courses on the same on platforms like OCW, Khan Academy, Coursera, and the like.
Coursera's rather disorganized for this topic, but here are some related courses I found in a rush: