Vice President for Planning



Office: OLD111


Department of Economics, Franklin & Marshall College, 1982 - present.

Professor of Economics, 1995 - present.

Sigmund M. and Mary B. Hyman Professor of Economics, 1998-2002.

Joined Franklin & Marshall College administration in 1999. 


 A.B., Bucknell University, 1978. Ph.D. (economics), University of Virginia, 1983.


Public Finance and Income Distribution. Evaluation of governmental transfer and subsidy programs. Decision theory. Applications of statistical methods.



Publications in Economics:

"George Eliot and Rational Economic Agents." Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics, 8 (1997): 127-143.


"How Large are Welfare's Work Disincentives?" International Journal of Social Economics, 23 (No. 9 in 1996): 61-68.



"The Relative Effects of Unionism on the Earnings Distributions of Women and Men."  Industrial Relations 31 (Spring 1992): 382-393 (with Sean Flaherty).



"Union Density and Social Welfare Benefits."  Atlantic Economic Society Best Paper Proceedings 2  (January 1992): 184-188 (with Sean Flaherty).



Statistics for Economics: An Intuitive Approach. HarperCollins Publishers, 1992 (with accompanying Instructor's Manual).



"Unionism and Income Inequality: A Comment on Rubin." Industrial and Labor Relations Review 43 (October 1989): 131-137 (with Sean Flaherty).



"Inequality in Education Attainment and the Distribution of Income." St. John's  University Review of Business 10 (Fall 1988): 5-10 (invited paper for a symposium on "Equalizing the Distribution of Income").



"The Economic Evaluation of Food Stamps: An Intertemporal Analysis with Nonlinear Budget Constraints."  Public Finance Quarterly 16 (January 1988):  3-29.



"A Common Fallacy About In-Kind Subsidies:  A Housing Program Application."  Eastern Economic Journal 12 (April-June 1986): 149-157.



"Variable Versus Fixed Rate Subsidies:  Are the Latter Necessarily Less Efficient?"  Public Finance Quarterly 14 (January 1986):  100-106.



"Do Recipients Necessarily Prefer Cash Grants to Excise Subsidies?" Public Finance Quarterly  13 (October 1985): 422-435.



“Intertemporal Effects, Intertemporal Substitutability, and the Analysis of In-Kind Subsidy Programs.” Public Finance Quarterly  12 (October 1984): 395-406.



Other Publications:


“Can a Non-Science Major Become a Scientist? A Study of College Majors and Future Occupations.” JLGH The Journal of Lancaster General Hospital 4 (Fall 2009): 84-86.