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 2015-2018

President Antonio M. CHIESI, University of Milano, Italy,
Secretary-Treasurer Antonio M. JAIME-CASTILLO, University of Granada, Spain,
Board Members Rense CORTEN, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Michael HECHTER, University of Washington, USA
Guillermina JASSO, New York University, USA
Masayuki KANAI, Senshu University, Japan
Kazuto MISUMI, Kyushu University, Japan
Hanno SCHOLTZ, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Newsletter Editor Jun KOBAYASHI, Japan,

XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology Program Coordinator: Antonio CHIESI,


The Agora, a joint newsletter of the Rationality and Society Section of the American Sociological Association and ISA RC45. Published twice a year.

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