Executive Committee 2010-2014
Members of the Executive Committee
Yoshimichi Sato

PhD (Letters), Tohoku University, Japan, 1997. Current position: Distinguished Professor (2008-present), Director of the Center for the Study of Social Stratification and Inequality (2003-present), Tohoku University, Japan.

Major academic experience and activities: Principal investigator of the Social Stratification and Social Mobility Project, 2004-2011; Visiting Scholar, Department of Sociology, Cornell University, 2000-2001; Visiting Scholar, Department of Sociology, University of Chicago, 1992-94.

Major organizational experience: Organizer of the ISA International Laboratory for PhD Students in Sociology, 2009); Member of the ISA Executive Committee 2006-present; Chair of Section on Rationality and Society of American Sociological Association, 2011-present; President of ISA Research Committee on Rational Choice RC45, 2006-2010; President of the Japanese Association for Mathematical Sociology, 2005-2007.

Three selected publications: Japan's New Inequality: Intersection of Employment Reforms and Welfare Arrangements, Trans Pacific Press, 2011. Deciphering Stratification and Inequality: Japan and Beyond, Trans Pacific Press, 2007. Intentional Social Change: A Rational Choice Theory, Trans Pacific Press, 2006.

November 2011

International Sociological Association