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Gregory Brock - Georgia Southern University. Savannah, GA, US

Gregory Brock

Professor | Georgia Southern University


Gregory Brock is a professor of economics specializing in economic development, transition economies, and regional economics.





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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)


Regional Economics

Economic Development

Transition Economies


Accomplishments (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


Education (3)

Ohio State University: Economics, Ph.D. 1989

Ohio State University: Economics, M.A. 1985

University of Michigan: Economics, B.A. 1983

Languages (2)

  • Russian
  • Spanish

Media Appearances (1)

DFW Fail

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.”

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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 


Articles (6)

Energy Efficiency Management across EU Countries: A DEA Approach


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.

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Are Mexican Manufacturing Workers Underpaid? Some Quarterly Time Series Evidence

The 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.

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A remote sensing look at the economy of a Russian region (Rostov) adjacent to the Ukrainian crisis

Journal of Policy Modeling

Gregory Brock

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.

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Russian 1998–2007 TFP decomposed: some inspiration emerging from inherited Soviet legacy

Economic 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.

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Lithuanian Regional FDI During the Litas Period, 1997-2013

Journal of International Business Research

Gregory Brock

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.

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Regional industrial informality and efficiency in Mexico, 1990–2013

Journal 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.

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