About the R&S Section


The purpose of the American Sociological Association Section on Rational Choice is to encourage and enhance research and teaching about the uses and limits of rational choice theory in sociology. The Section seeks to promote communication, collaboration and consultation among scholars in sociology and in allied social science disciplines.

History in Chairs since 1994
1994:    Michael Hechter
1995:    Michael Hechter
1996:    Douglas Heckathorn
1997:    Karen Cook
1998:    Ronald Burt
1999:    Michael Macy
2000:    Edward Lawler
2001:    Philip Bonacich
2002:    Guilermina Jasso
2003:    Siegwart Lindenberg
2004:    Scott L. Feld
2005:    William I. Brustein
2006:    Victor Nee
2007:    Edgar Kiser
2008:    Trond Petersen
2009:    Brent Simpson
2009:    Pamela Oliver
2010:    David Willer
2011:    Yoshimichi Sato
2012:    Rafael Wittek
2013:    Andreas Flache