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Welcome to Game Theory, The University of Tokyo

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About this Course

This course provides a brief introduction to game theory. Our main goal is to understand the basic ideas behind the key concepts in game theory, such as equilibrium, rationality, and cooperation. The course uses very little mathematics, and it is ideal for those who are looking for a conceptual introduction to game theory. Business competition, political campaigns, the struggle for existence by animals and plants, and so on, can all be regarded as a kind of “game,” in which individuals try to do their best against others. Game theory provides a general framework to describe and analyze how individuals behave in such “strategic” situations. This course focuses on the key concepts in game theory, and attempts to outline the informal basic ideas that are often hidden behind mathematical definitions. Game theory has been applied to a number of disciplines, including economics, political science, psychology, sociology, biology, and computer science. Therefore, a warm welcome is extended to audiences from all fields who are interested in what game theory is all about....

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Jan 20, 2016

This is a very good introduction to game theory having never before studied this subject I have found that the Lectures are easy to understand and flow very well from one to the other.


Dec 17, 2017

Simple to follow, focuses on introducing basic concepts rather than the math. Could be more in-depth though. Nonetheless, great precursor to the Game Theory course from Stanford.

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By Himanshu Aswani

Jan 06, 2019

Lovely introduction to Game Theory.

By R Sharath Kumar

Dec 28, 2018

Great course for someone who isn't familiar with Game Theory. Gives the learner a good idea of the scope of the subject.

By Jose luis Martinez Garza

Oct 21, 2018


By José Antonio Rey Morales

Sep 27, 2018

A great introduction to an amazing field.

By samarth vaid

Sep 22, 2018

good basic introduction to the concept of game thoery and its application

By Bheemarasetty raja venkata satya saikumar

Jun 27, 2018

very interesting and good explanation

By Bella Nie

Jun 24, 2018

This course is very interesting!!

By 光头

Jun 23, 2018

Excellent introductory course for beginners.

By Shuting Dai

Jun 20, 2018

Love this course! Really engaging and easy to understand for someone like me who doesn't have a advanced math background!

By Que Tien VO

Jun 15, 2018

Very interesting