David Calnitsky, Assistant Professor

Ph.D. Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.A. Economics, New School for Social Research
B.A. Political Science, McGill University
B.A. Architecture, University of ManitobaFull CV



Dr. Calnitsky's research interests include: work, poverty, inequality, social theory, economic sociology, social policy, and gender.

Current Research Projects

The Labour Market and Its Alternatives
with funding from SSHRC Insight Development Grant, Co-Applicant: Evelyn Forget

In the News

Interview: "Canadian Economic Sociology: What is it, and how is it distinct? Three Canadian economic sociologists explain" ACCOUNTS: ASA Economic Sociology Section Newsletter 16(3):25-32.

July 20, 2017 "The 2 most popular critiques of basic income are both wrong" Vox

July 19, 2017 "Colby Cosh: Can giving everyone free money reduce the stigma of a guaranteed income?" National Post

July 8, 2017 "Does this Canadian province have the solution to the world’s problem of unemployment?" Independent

June 22, 2017 "Studying Ways to Boost Middle Class Incomes, Rutgers Unveils 2017-18 Class of Employee Ownership Research Fellows" Business Wire

Apr. 19, 2017 "安省“基本收入”计划 即将推出试点方案" Epoch Times

Apr. 18, 2017 "Ontario embraces no-strings-attached basic income experiment" The Star

Recent Activities

Aug. 12 presented "Life After Work" at the American Sociological Association conference, Montreal

June 25 discussant at The Beyster Symposium, La Jolla, CA

Recent Publications (Past 5 Years)
>for more see Full CV

Journal Articles

forthcoming "Basic income and Work in Social Context" Contexts (scheduled for Winter 2019)

2018 "The employer response to the guaranteed annual income" Socio-Economic Review mwy009 https://doi.org/10.1093/ser/mwy009

2017 "Debating Basic Income" Catalyst: A Journal of Theory and Strategy, 1(3):62-91
• translated into Spanish as "Debatiendo el ingreso básico" by Horizontal.mx, Feb 12 2018

2017 "Basic Income in a Small Town: Understanding the Elusive Effects on Work" (with Jonathan Latner) Social Problems 64(3):373-97 https://doi.org/10.1093/socpro/spx024
• Best student paper award, ASA section on Rationality & Society, 2016
• Best student paper award, Society for the Advancement of Socioeconomics, 2015

2016 "'More Normal than Welfare': The Mincome Experiment, Stigma, and Community Experience" Canadian Review of Sociology 53(1):26-71
• CRS Best Article Award
• Early career workshop award, Society for the Advancement of Socioeconomics, 2016
• Op-Ed summarizing findings published in The Toronto Star; reposted on OurWindsor.ca and SPON: Social Policy in Ontario

2014 "Economic sociology as disequilibrium economics: A Contribution to the Critique of the New Economic Sociology" The Sociological Review 62(3):565-592

2013 "The economic consequences of homo economicus: neoclassical economic theory and the fallacy of market optimality" (with Asher Dupuy-Spencer) The Journal of Philosophical Economics 6(2):2-26