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Center for Applied Business & Economic Research

CABER provides timely responses to business and community needs for economic and policy analysis regarding a wide range economic policy issues using state-of-the-art methods and tools. Contact us to learn how we can serve your needs.

  • ECONOMIC RESEARCH SERVICES.   CABER’s economic analysis expertise can be used to guide decision-making by business and community leaders, government agencies, and policy makers.
    • Custom Forecasting and Scenario Analysis. CABER provides long-range and short-range forecasts for businesses agencies and communities. CABER can design, produce and up-date custom periodic economic outlook presentations on national, state and local economies.
    • Custom Economic Growth and Development Analysis. CABER provides research and analysis of issues related to local, state and regional economic growth and strategic development.
    • Custom Tax, Budgeting and Financial Analysis. CABER provides research and analysis of taxes, budgeting and finance issues facing businesses, agencies and communities.
    • Custom Economic Impact Analysis. CABER provides impacts in terms of jobs, incomes and taxes to local and state governments for existing and proposed economic activities in all parts of the economy from arts, entertainment, and sports venues to manufacturing plants and infrastructure facilities such as ports and electrical distribution systems.
  • RESOURCES.  CABER has the personnel, data and research tools to perform all kinds of economic and policy analysis.
    • Personnel. CABER’s Directors have compiled an exceptional record of experience in forecasting, economic analysis, and economic impact studies over the past 35 years. In addition, as the need arises on particular projects, CABER draws on the faculty and professional staff of the Lerner College of Economics and Business whose expertise spans a wide spectrum of business and economic issues from capital budgeting and tax analysis to sports management to hotel and restaurant issues.
    • Data. CABER provides economic data and information to public and private institutions, businesses and the community. CABER has access to, and can provide analysis based on, economic and financial data at the local, state, national and international levels through proprietary on-line databases.
    • Research tools. CABER personnel use the most up-to-date computer-based research and analysis tools and software including those of the state-of-the art Lerner Trading Center located in the Lerner College.

Click on the link below to see the slide show, "What CABER Does"

The Lerner College is home to a state-of-the-art financial trading facility, the $1.5 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Club, a student-managed restaurant and hotel, a high-technology development center of a global bank and a start-up experience for students with new business ideas.

Undergraduate scholarships, made possible through the generosity of alumni and friends, enable us to support promising scholars. Here, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and his mother, Leni Markell, join recipients of the William Markell Scholarship (center), which benefits students in Accounting and MIS.

The Institute for Financial Services Analytics is a collaboration between the Lerner College, UD's College of Engineering and JPMorgan Chase, and hosts events for academics and the business community designed to address consumer analytics and industry applications.

All Lerner College departments offer discovery learning experiences and emphasize data-based analytics to enrich the student experience. Here, students at Vita Nova, our award-winning restaurant run through HRIM, joined professional chefs and winemakers in hosting a 2014 Mid-Atlantic Wine and Food Festival event.

Lerner College faculty - like Meryl Gardner, whose research on foods and moods was recently published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

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