#
Game Theory

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online Coursera course from
**Stanford University**.

Popularized by movies such as "A Beautiful Mind," game theory is the mathematical modeling of strategic interaction among rational (and irrational) agents.

Game Theory Backward Induction Bayesian Game Problem Solving

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Taught by

**Matthew O. Jackson**

Professor

and 2 more instructors

Offered by

**Stanford University**

#### Reddit Posts and Comments

3 posts • 62 mentions • top 21 shown below

**r/ethereum**• post

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:

**Books**

*Game Theory* (Open Access textbook with 165 solved exercises)

by Giacomo Bonanno

*Economic Fables*

by Ariel Rubinstein (a great researcher in game theory)

*Co-Opetition*

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

**Courseware**

*Coursera link to Stanford's game theory course*

**Other**

**r/GAMETHEORY**• comment

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

**r/IWantToLearn**• comment

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.

**r/emsurvival**• comment

1 points • rrab

Introduction to Game Theory (Paid On-Demand Course)

**r/IWantToLearn**• comment

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

**r/getdisciplined**• post

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 :)

**r/udub**• comment

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.

**r/GAMETHEORY**• comment

1 points • ignoringusernames

I completed a game theory course on coursera in my fifth semester. I liked the subject and took an elective in my final year. The course is a beginner level one so I think it does your job.

**r/probabilitytheory**• comment

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).

**r/economy**• post

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)

**r/UBC**• comment

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.

**r/learnmath**• comment

1 points • alpecli

Check it out and give it a try:

https://www.coursera.org/learn/game-theory-1

**r/heroesofthestorm**• comment

1 points • Kibinir

You can learn the *why* here!

https://www.coursera.org/learn/game-theory-1

**r/politics**• comment

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

https://www.coursera.org/learn/game-theory-1

https://www.coursera.org/learn/game-theory-introduction

**r/politics**• comment

1 points • Prime157

I've been saying, lately... That I'm tired of Democrats playing win-win while Republicans play zero sum. Even game theory 101 explains this problem. However, when Democrats start playing zero sum, then Republicans won't know what to do.

Don't know how win-win and zero sum interact? Here's a basic from stanford and yale

https://www.coursera.org/learn/game-theory-1?ranMID=40328&ranEAID=Cu8bOePBZBg&ranSiteID=Cu8bOePBZBg-lrZ3tnMH2vhXLkO7TaEM5A&siteID=Cu8bOePBZBg-lrZ3tnMH2vhXLkO7TaEM5A&utm_content=10&utm_medium=partners&utm_source=linkshare&utm_campaign=Cu8bOePBZBg

https://www.openculture.com/2017/04/an-introduction-to-game-theory-strategic-thinking-a-free-online-course-from-yale-university.html

And more free courses here: http://www.openculture.com/freeonlinecourses

**r/reinforcementlearning**• comment

1 points • sharky6000

Yes, Shoham & Leyton-Brown 2009: http://masfoundations.org/ . They also gave an online course. https://www.coursera.org/learn/game-theory-1

For a pure intro to game theory I like Gintis: https://www.amazon.ca/Game-Theory-Evolving-Problem-Centered-Introduction/dp/0691140510

**r/IWantToLearn**• comment

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?

**r/learnmachinelearning**• comment

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 :)

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[edit CFR paper: http://martin.zinkevich.org/publications/regretpoker.pdf ]

**r/GAMETHEORY**• comment

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.