Research Committees

RC45 Rational Choice

Established in 1990


The general objective of Research Committee 45 on Rational Choice is to advance the development of Rational Choice Theory. This includes its application to various explanatory problems across social science disciplines, its empirical test, its theoretical development and comparison with alternative approaches. The Rc tries to achieve this general objective by promoting the international exchange of scientific information across disciplinary borders.

Board 2018 - 2022

President Jun KOBAYASHI, Seikei University, Japan,
Secretary-Treasurer Masayuki KANAI, Senshu University, Japan,
Board Members Rense CORTEN, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Michael HECHTER, Arizona State University, USA
Christine HORNE, Washington State University, USA
Gianluca MANZO, CNRS, France
Naoki SUDO, Gakushuin University, Japan
Tobias WOLBRING, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Germany

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