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
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•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
|• Jennifer Heerwig joins our department!
• Kathleen Fallon joins our department!
• 2013 Graduate Student Ethnography Conference on April 19th
• Amy Graglia awarded AAUW Dissertation Fellowship for 2013-2014
• Cheryl Llewellyn and Mike Restivo receive 2013 Graduate School teaching awards
|• Zack Almquist, University of California-Irvine, speaks on "Population Dynamics and Network Dynamics: A Holistic Approach" on February 27th
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• Craig Rawlings, University of California-Santa Barbara, speaks on "Streams of Thought: The Macro-Structure and Micro-Dynaics of Intellectual Integration within a Research University" on March 11th
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• Michele Lamont, Harvard University, speaks on "Shared Cognitive-Emotional-Interactional Platforms: Markers and Conditions for Successful Interdisciplinary Collaborations" on March 28th
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• Jae-Mahn Shim, University of Chicago speaks on "Coordinating Plural Logics of Action: The Coexistence of Biomedicine and Alternative Medicine"on February 11th
• Shiri Noy, Indiana University speaks on "The World Bank and Targeting in Health Policy in Peru, Argentina, and Costa Rica" on February 13th
• Tarun Banerjee wins NSF Dissertation Improvement Grant
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