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 2023 - 2027

President Gianluca MANZO, Sorbonne Université, France,
Secretary/Treasurer Yoshimichi SATO, Kyoto University of Advanced Science, Japan,
Online Communication Manager t.b.a.
Board Members Xiaoguang FAN, Zhejiang University, China
Guillermina JASSO, New York University, USA
Lucas SAGE, European University Institute, Italy
Naoki SUDO, Hitotsubashi University, Japan
Rafael WITTEK, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Tobias WOLBRING, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Germany


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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Regular              USD 20
Discount            USD 10
Category A         USD 30
Category B & C  USD 15

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