Game Theory II: Advanced Applications

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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), mechanism design, and auctions.
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9/10 starsCompleted
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4 years, 2 months ago
Wow, people actually trash this course because it's "too hard"! Most MOOCs are generally stupidly easy, so to me that is a plus. I guess some people just want certificates and don't really consider the quality of the learning materials to rate courses. Don't get me wrong. This course is extremely hard, mostly because there isn't much of a link between videos and exercises - videos are mostly theoretical, exercises are mostly numerical applications of the theory. But that only makes it fun. I never spent more than 2 hours per week and I completed the exam in less than one hour (without recurring to any external study elements), and yet I managed to get a passing grade. So it is a lie that you need an overwhelming amount of time investment to finish the course. And in any case difficult does not mean bad. The lectures are extraordinary - clear yet complex, challenging but rewarding. All professors are great. You will learn more in thes... Wow, people actually trash this course because it's "too hard"! Most MOOCs are generally stupidly easy, so to me that is a plus. I guess some people just want certificates and don't really consider the quality of the learning materials to rate courses. Don't get me wrong. This course is extremely hard, mostly because there isn't much of a link between videos and exercises - videos are mostly theoretical, exercises are mostly numerical applications of the theory. But that only makes it fun. I never spent more than 2 hours per week and I completed the exam in less than one hour (without recurring to any external study elements), and yet I managed to get a passing grade. So it is a lie that you need an overwhelming amount of time investment to finish the course. And in any case difficult does not mean bad. The lectures are extraordinary - clear yet complex, challenging but rewarding. All professors are great. You will learn more in these 4 weeks than in the entirety of 99% of "easy" MOOCs even if you fail to get the certificate. If you're interested in the topics covered here (social choice, mechanism deign, auctions) or in game theory in general, please do not get scared of dramatic warnings of "difficulty". Be sure that those who like easiness are mostly about getting a certificate. If you simply want to learn more in this area, go for it, you will not regret it. An amazing learning experience!
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5 years, 2 months ago
Too hard. Hard english, and hard theory. Need more simply examples for theoretical terms. But interested. Maybe, I will try in next iteration. (BS in Computer Science, finish Game Theory I)
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4 years, 1 month ago
This class is MUCH harder than their Game Theory I class because it is VERY abstract. The videos gave virtually no examples and used lots of terminology with the tacit assumption that you either already knew the terms or virtually immediately understood them when they first sort-of explained them. Unlike in their original version of the Game Theory I class I took, the professors were absent from this class. It was run on autopilot. This class is a disaster. One student persevered, chasing down other texts to figure out how to do well in the class. He got 100% on every test but one (getting a 99%) but it took him 50 hours a week to do this. The professors need to redo this course from scratch. They are excellent in their fields, so I have no doubt they can. Until you hear if they have rewritten the course, DO NOT take it. Wait until they fix it or try to find some other source for this learning. Update: The above review was of the 2nd... This class is MUCH harder than their Game Theory I class because it is VERY abstract. The videos gave virtually no examples and used lots of terminology with the tacit assumption that you either already knew the terms or virtually immediately understood them when they first sort-of explained them. Unlike in their original version of the Game Theory I class I took, the professors were absent from this class. It was run on autopilot. This class is a disaster. One student persevered, chasing down other texts to figure out how to do well in the class. He got 100% on every test but one (getting a 99%) but it took him 50 hours a week to do this. The professors need to redo this course from scratch. They are excellent in their fields, so I have no doubt they can. Until you hear if they have rewritten the course, DO NOT take it. Wait until they fix it or try to find some other source for this learning. Update: The above review was of the 2nd iteration of this course, run in early 2014. I briefly sampled the 3rd iteration in early 2015 and it seemed better (but I didn't have time to look into it further due to other time commitments).
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