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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 Exelon Trading Laboratory 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 $1.4 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Fund, 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.

Lerner College faculty - like Anu Sivaraman, who is among Social Media Marketing Magazine’s “Top 100 Marketing Professors on Twitter” and’s “Top 50 Marketing Professors on Twitter” - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

All Lerner College departments offer experience-driven learning and emphasize evidence-based analytics methods to enrich the student experience. Here, finance students visit New York City’s financial districts for a first-hand look at markets trading and to meet with UD alumni.

Charles W. Horn, AS75, and wife Patricia, recently made a $3 million commitment to enhance and expand entrepreneurial studies.

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