Visiting Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest
History of Economic Thought, Industrial Organization, Economic Sociology, Economic History, Social Movements, Globalization, Caribbean Studies
Previously Guy Numa was an Arthur Sachs Research Fellow at Harvard University, an Assistant Professor at Université de Picardie (France), and he taught at Université Paris-Dauphine (France).
Professor Numa's domains of expertise span the areas of the History of Economic Thought, Industrial Organization, Economic Sociology, and Caribbean Studies. His forthcoming book on the regulation of the railroad industry drawn from his doctoral dissertation will be published by Éditions Garnier. In this book foreworded by Prof. Steven G. Medema from University of Colorado Denver, Guy Numa analyzes the interplay between economic theory and legislation. He unveils how economic analysis influenced the legislation of the railroad industry in France, Britain and the US. Reciprocally, Guy demonstrates how the legislation in these three nations stimulated the work of economic theorists. His research interests include Natural Monopoly, Agency Theory, Vertical Unbundling, along with the economics of Jules Dupuit and J. S. Mill. Some of his work has appeared in leading journals such as History of Political Economy, the Journal of the History of Economic Thought, and the European Journal for the History of Economic Thought.
Professor Numa also works on the economic development and social movements in the small island economies of the Caribbean. He co-authored the only book that examines the roots of the 2009 mass protest in Guadeloupe and Martinique.
Numa, G. (2012),Réglementations et concurrence dans les chemins de fer français 1823-1914, Paris: Éditions Classiques Garnier, forthcoming.
Numa, G. (2012), “Dupuit and Walras on the Natural Monopolies in Transport Industries: What They Really Wrote and Meant”, History of Political Economy, 44(1): 69-95.
Numa, G. (2011), “On the Origins of Vertical Unbundling: the Case of the French Transportation Industry in the 19th Century”, European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, First published on May 31 (iFirst).
Numa, G. (2010), “Note sur le monopole naturel et le monopole pratique chez J. S. Mill”, Revue économique, 61(2): 341-52.
Numa, G. (2010) “Chemins de fer: les incertitudes de la libéralisation”, Alternatives économiques, (287): 68-9.
Numa, G. (2009), “Théorie de l’agence et concessions de chemins de fer français au 19e siècle”, Revue d’économie industrielle, 125(March): 105-28.
Numa, G. (2009), “Les départements d’Outre-mer: des économies sous tutelle” in L. Laventure (ed.), La révolution antillaise, Paris: Eyrolles: 29-48.
News & Events
|•Sociology Major Neha Kinariwalla receives Gates Cambridge University Fellowship
•Ambassador Robert Toscano, March 24, 2014, 4:00 PM, Center for Italian Studies, Library, Room E4340, "Putin's Russia: Between Soviet Nostalgia and Traditionalist Nataionalism"
•Valerie Leiter, Simmons College, March 13th, 4:00 PM, Health Sciences Center,Level 2, Room 408 (School of Health Technology and Management Conference Room),"Power, Rights, and Participation among Youth with Disabilities." Co-sponsored by the Program in Public Health
•IHSS will present Lori Flores, Stony Brook University, Department of History, March 5, 12:00 Noon, SBS N320, "Battlegrounds of Masculinity: Latino Servicemen, Zoot Suiters, and Farmworkers in World War II"
|•Tarun Banerjee receives Sociology Department's Judith Tanur Dissertation Research Award.
•Crystal Fleming receives Career Enhancement Fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation.
•IHSS will present Lawrence Frohman, Stony Brook University, Department of History, February 12th, 11:30 AM, SBS N320, "Surveillance, Security, Divinity"
|Michael Schwartz named Distinguished Teaching Professor by the State University of New York Board of Trustees|
|• Professor Adam Possamai, University of West Sydney, to speak on "Contemporary Religion and Australian Aborigines", Wednesday, October 30th, 3:00 PM, Stony Brook Manhattan, sponsored by the Dept. of Sociology, SBU Institute for Global Studies, and International Academic Programs and Services
•Memory in the Disciplines Workshop welcomes Professor Suparna Rajaram, Stony Brook University, "Collaborative Memory: A Cognitive Perspective", Wednesday, October 30th, 2:30 PM, SBS N403
•IHSS co Sponsored with the Department of History presents Patrick Weil, CNRS and Yale Law School, October 30th, 4:30 PM, SBS N320, "From Emma Goldman to Edward Snowden: How Denationalization of "Radical" Americans Reshaped American Citizenship
•IHSS presents Robert Chase, Stony Brook History Department, October 22nd, 2:30 PM, SBS N320, "Slaves of the State Revolt: The Prisoners' Rights Movement and the Construction of the Carceral State"
|•Arnout van de Rijt wins $275k NSF grant for in vivo experimental research on arbitrary social inequality
•Screening of the film, ESCAPE FIRE, Tuesday, September 17th, 4:00 PM, SBS N403
•IHSS presents Clayton Fordahl, Stony Brook Sociology Department, September 24th, 2:30 PM, SBS N405, Imperium in imperio: Martyrdom, the Roman Empire, and the Creation of Christian Sovereignty"
| •Carrie Shandra wins Emerging Investigator Grant from the Social Security Administration
•Arnout van de Rijt and Robert Harrison (IACS) win $38k SBU & BNL Seed Grant
•Catherine Marrone receives Provost's 2013 Outstanding Lecturer Award
•Ian Roxborough receives SUNY Chancellors Award for Excellence in Teaching
•Sharon Worksman, Undergraduate Coordinator, receives SUNY Chancellors Award for Excellence in Classified Service
•Sasha Rodriguez and Vanessa Lynn receive Stony Brook Turner Foundation Summer Research Grants
•Tarun Banerjee and Gianmarco Savio named co-winners of the Sociology Department's 2013 David Street Award for best qualitative and/or theory paper
•Hewan Girma named winner of the Sociology Department's 2013 Rose Laub Coser Award for best theory and/or research paper in gender studies
•Paul Gootenberg, Professor of History and affiliated faculty member in Sociology has been named a Distinguished Professor
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