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Christopher S. Brunt

Shirley & Philip Solomons Endowed Chair,
Professor of Economics

Education

  • Ph.D. (Economics), Wayne State University 2009
  • MA (Economics), Wayne State University, 2006
  • BS (Mathematics and Economics), Eastern Michigan University, 2004

Areas of Specialization

  • Health Economics
  • Industrial Organization

Biography

Christopher Brunt completed his Ph.D. in economics at Wayne State University and holds an MS in economics from Wayne State University and a BS in mathematics and economics (Summa Cum Laude) from Eastern Michigan University. He joined Georgia Southern University as an assistant professor of economics in 2012

Christopher Brunt, Shirley & Philip Solomons Endowed Chair and Full Professor of Economics, completed his Ph.D. in economics at Wayne State University and holds a MS in economics from Wayne State University and a BS in mathematics and economics from Eastern Michigan University.  He joined Georgia Southern University in 2012 after holding a position at Lake Superior State University.

Dr. Brunt is formally trained in both health economics and industrial organization and has published more than 20 articles in well-respected economics and health service research journals such as Health Economics, Journal of Regulatory Economics, Economics Letters, Health Services Research, and the International Journal of Health Economics and Management.

His research has primarily explored the impact of regulated price restrictions under Medicare on provider behavior and how these changes influence access to care, quality, and costs.  He has explored many other policy-relevant issues such as the unintended consequences of the Medicaid expansion on Medicare beneficiary access to care, the impact of electronic medical record adoption on primary care practice efficiency, the effects of public reporting of the financial relationships between physicians and pharmaceutical representatives on prescribing behavior, the influence of health insurer monopoly power on premiums, wages, and physician group practice size, and the role of subcontracting in the convergence of behavior between for-profit and not-for-profit nursing homes. 

In 2015, he received the Parker College of Business Gary M. Davis Excellence in Research Award.  In 2016, he received the Health Economics Distinguished Author Award. In 2020, he received the Parker College of Business, William A. Freeman Outstanding Professor of the Year Award.

Office Location

Parker College of Business room 2210
Phone: 912-478-8011

cbrunt@georgiasouthern.edu

Links

Curriculum Vitae

Personal Website

Last updated: 5/4/2022