Robert J. Chernomas

PhD (The New School for Social Research)

Phone: (204) 474-9510
Fax:      (204) 474-7681
Mailing Address:
  Department of Economics
  University of Manitoba
  508 Fletcher Argue Building
  15 Chancellors Circle
  Winnipeg, Manitoba  R3T 5V5

Fields of Specialization

  • Heterodox Theory
  • Health Economics and the Economics of Health
  • History of Economic Thought
  • Economics and Psychoanalysis

Selected Publications


  • (2019) with Ian Hudson and Mark Hudson. Neoliberal Lives: Work, Politics, Nature and Health in the Contemporary United States. Manchester University Press.
  • (2017) with Ian Hudson. The Profit Doctrine: Economists of the Neoliberal Period. Pluto Press.
  • (2016) with Ian Hudson. Economics in the Twenty-First Century: A Critical Perspective. University of Toronto Press.
  • (2013) with Ian Hudson. To Live and Die in America: Class, Power, Health and Health Care. Pluto Press.
  • (2010) with Ian Hudson. The Gatekeeper: Sixty Years of Economics According to the New York Times. Paradigm Publishers.


  • (2019) with Ian Hudson. "Omission and Commission in the Development Economics of Daron Acemoglu and Esther Duflo, Canadian Journal of Development Studies. 
  • (2017) with Ian Hudson. "Genetics vs. history: competing explanations of uneven development," Cambridge Journal of Economics, 1 of 16.
  • (2013) with Fletcher Baragar. "Profit Without Accumulation," International Journal of Political Economy, 41 (3).
  • (2013) with Ian Hudson. “Steven Levitt on Abortion and Crime: Old Economics in New Bottles,” The American Journal of Economics and Sociology, 72 (3).
  • (2012) with Fletcher Baragar. "Profits from Production and Profits from Exchange: Financialization, Household Debt and Profitability in 21st-Century Capitalism,” Science & Society 76, (3).
  • (2011) with Fletcher Baragar. “From Growth Stagnation to Financial Crisis: Unproductive Labor as a Missing Link in Mainstream Theory,” Research in Political Economy, 27.
  • (2014). "Kansas Syndrome," Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society.
  • (2011). "What's a girl to do when her mode of production and the potency of the men who ran it are Gone With the Wind? - the historical materialist melodrama of Scarlet O'Hara," Journal of Psycho-Social Studies, 5.
  • (2005) with Ardeshir Sepehri and Haroon Akram-Lodhi. “Penalizing patients and rewarding health care providers: user charges and health care utilization in Vietnam,” Health Policy and Planning, Vol 20, #2.
  • (1990).  "Productive and Unproductive Labor and the Rate of Profit in Malthus, Ricardo, and Marx," Journal of the History of Economic Thought, 12.
  • (1984).  "Keynes on Post-Scarcity Society,"  Journal of Economic Issues, 18 (4).