Professor Brock has taught economics at Georgia Southern University since 1999. Additional teaching experience includes teaching at Southern Federal University (Feb./March 2015, Taganrog campus – RUSSIA), Vilnius University (Jan. 2015 & Fall 1990, LITHUANIA), Veracruz University (Fulbright Scholar, May/June 2010, Xalapa, MEXICO), Moscow State University (Fall 1995, Journalism Faculty, RUSSIA), Volgograd State University (Spring 1991, RUSSIA), Kent State University (1989-1994), The Ohio State University (1985-1987). Courses taught include principles of microeconomics, principles of macroeconomics, international business (mba), international trade, comparative economic systems, and soviet economy. He has seven years consulting experience in K-12 settings in Georgia and Ohio with teachers/students to improve pre-college economics education with workshop/activities/curriculum changes. Foreign languages: Russian and Spanish.
Areas of Expertise (5)
Donald D. Howard Excellence in Business Fund Award
Georgia Southern College of Business Bank of America Faculty Award
Volunteer Service Appreciation Award
Georgia Southern College of Business Award for Outstanding Research
Georgia Southern College of Business M. Albert Burke Faculty Award for Service
Ohio State University: Economics, Ph.D. 1989
Ohio State University: Economics, M.A. 1985
University of Michigan: Economics, B.A. 1983
Media Appearances (1)
Inside Higher Ed online
“Its use lowers the quality of the institution and promotes the idea that we are just a diploma mill,” Brock said of such a policy. “The fact that some administrators created an arbitrary 20 percent line to get below is central planning worthy of the defunct Soviet Union.”
Research Grants (5)
Georgia Southern College of Business Research Grant
Parker College of Business $16,000
Vilnius University (LITHUANIA) Teaching Grant
Vilnius University $1,900
Southern Federal University (RUSSIA) Travel Grant
Southern Federal University $3,000
Fulbright Senior Specialist Award, MEXICO
U.S. State Dept. $8,000
Georgia Southern 2021 Parker College of Business Research Grant
Georgia Southern College of Business
Energy Efficiency Management across EU Countries: A DEA ApproachEnergies
2021 We examine energy efficiency in the European Union (EU) using an integrated model that connects labor and capital as production factors with energy consumption to produce GDP with a limited amount of environmental emissions.
Are Mexican Manufacturing Workers Underpaid? Some Quarterly Time Series EvidenceThe Journal of Developing Areas
Vicente German-Soto, Gregory Brock
2020 The quarterly empirical relationship between Mexican manufacturing labor productivity and salaries 1993-2015 is examined for causality and whether first order labor market equilibrium is evident. An equilibrium would mean salaries and labor productivity are cointegrated. Wages above productivity levels may lead to calls for government intervention in the labor market.
A remote sensing look at the economy of a Russian region (Rostov) adjacent to the Ukrainian crisisJournal of Policy Modeling
2019 Satellite data used in combination with a stochastic production function method reveal an inefficient formal economy in rural Rostov Oblast 2013–2015 embedded in an overall (formal and informal) relatively efficient economy with the measurement of both important to better understand non-economic impacts of sanctions. Increased military activity may have insulated the formal economy of the border area from poor economic performance and the deindustrialization that characterizes adjacent areas.
Russian 1998–2007 TFP decomposed: some inspiration emerging from inherited Soviet legacyEconomic Change and Restructuring
Gregory Brock & Constantin Ogloblin
2018 Using a recently developed stochastic Translog production function frontier model, technical inefficiency, technological progress and returns to scale are examined during Russia’s 1998–2007 cyclical expansion at the branch level including both the market and non-market economy. The service sector plus high skill-intensive goods production is shown to be relatively more efficient than traditional Soviet era goods sectors.
Lithuanian Regional FDI During the Litas Period, 1997-2013Journal of International Business Research
2018 FDI in to the ten counties of Lithuania 1997-2013 is substantial and widely dispersed. Applying a standard model of FDI impact on regional economic growth reveals dispersion of FDI as well as the amount has contributed to stronger regional growth. Results are not sensitive to the uniqueness of greater Vilnius though the county with the national capital continues to attract the most FDI and has suffered least from the demographic crisis.
Regional industrial informality and efficiency in Mexico, 1990–2013Journal of Policy Modeling
Gregory Brock, Vicente German-Soto
2017 The impact of electricity consumption on aggregate regional Mexican industrial labor productivity is examined using a stochastic production function. Electricity consumption is also used to gauge macroeconomic informality that varies greatly across regions with no geographic advantage in reducing it. Unlike prior research, persistent regional technical inefficiency is found that has little impact on reducing informality but may help reducing corruption.