• Alan Caniglia
Vice President for Institutional Research and Chief Strategy Officer



Office: OLD212


Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, 2019 -  present.

Vice President for Planning, 2013 - 2019.

Vice Provost, 2013-2016. 

Senior Associate Dean of the Faculty and Vice Provost for Planning and Institutional Research, 2006-2013.

Department of Economics, Franklin & Marshall College, 1982 - present; Professor of Economics, 1995 - present; Sigmund M. and Mary B. Hyman Professor of Economics, 1998-2002.

Chair, Board of Directors, Millport Conservancy, 2016 - present.

Chair, Board of Directors, Advanced Studies in England, 2013-2016.



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


Value-Added and Return on Investment for Higher Education. 

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


Publications in Economics:

“Addressing Under-Matching In College Enrollment: Toward An Economic Rationale And A Case Study.” Forthcoming in S. D. Kominers and A. Teytelboym, editors, More Fair By Design: Economic Design Responses To Inequality (Oxford University Press). (with Daniel R. Porterfield)

"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 an English major become a stock broker?” Unigo (February 2010 on-line at: http://www.unigo.com/articles/what%5E38%5E3539%3bs_your_degree_really_worth%5E63/  -- no longer available)

“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.