Skills Seminar

NABE Certificate in Applied Econometrics


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Has it been a few years since you brushed up on your econometrics?

Stay at the top of your game - enroll in NABE's Applied Econometrics Certificate Program. Check the NABE Meetings page for the course schedule.

For more than a decade, business economists and analysts have flocked to this popular offering from NABE and the NABE Foundation to acquire the analytical tools needed to produce actionable results for their employers. If your company relies on your analysis for planning and decision-making, earn NABE's Applied Econometrics Certificate and enhance your ability to add value in your workplace.

The Applied Econometrics Certificate Program is not like academic econometric courses, which are often long on theory and short on practical applications. This program emphasizes business applications of statistical techniques and covers cutting-edge developments in economic methodologies and quantitative analysis.

Topics to be covered:

At minimum, participants should have a background in economic theory and econometric methods as this course is quite comprehensive.  Experience in the use of mathematics, statistics and regression analysis also is helpful.  The course content and time spent on each subject will be tailored to the participants’ backgrounds.  Examples in economics and finance will be used.  Time will be set aside to work on problems to accentuate the lecture material.  The EVIEWS software package will be used in most cases in this regard. Complimentary trial of versions of EVIEWS are typically provided to all attendees.


Registration Details

NABE Member Registration (Early-Bird*) : $1,400

Non-NABE Member Registration (Early-Bird*): $1,900


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Download a registration form and email to or fax to 202-463-6239

*After the Early-Bird deadline, rates will increase by $200

To be eligible for a refund less $50, a written cancellation must be received by the Early-Bird deadline. NABE reserves the right to cancel the seminar if sufficient registration is not achieved. Questions?  Please contact NABE at 202-463-6223 or




Time:  8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Special Instructions for Participants: All participants are required to provide either a driver’s license or passport to enter the building.  The name on the ID must match the registration name provided to NABE.  All participants will go through the metal detector.




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About the Instructor

Dr. Capps is a demand and price analyst, with particular expertise in econometric modeling and forecasting methods. Applied research areas include analyses of expenditure patterns of pre-prepared foods and foods eaten away from home, analyses of health and nutrition issues, and uses of scanner-derived information for managerial decision-making. In addition, he specializes in unilateral price effects of mergers and acquisitions as well as evaluations of agricultural checkoff programs.

Currently Executive Professor, Regents Professor and holder of the Southwest Dairy Marketing Endowed Chair in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M University as well as Co-Director of the Agribusiness, Food, and Consumer Economics Research Center (AFCERC), Dr. Capps was educated at Virginia Tech. He earned a B.S. degree in Mathematics in 1975, M.S. in Agricultural Economics in 1977, M.S. in Statistics in 1979, and Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics in 1979. He has authored 121 refereed journal articles and co-authored four books. In February 2009, Dr. Capps received the SAEA Lifetime Achievement Award. In June 2011, he was recognized by the WAEA with the Distinguished Scholar Award. In August 2011, Dr. Capps was invited to join the Economics Advisory Council of the Alliance for Potato Research and Education.


Future Offerings

For future offerings of NABE's econometric certificate programs. Check the Meetings page of the NABE Web site.


About NABE

Founded in 1959, NABE is a non-profit association offering professional services and products to people who use economics in their work. NABE has more than 2,300 members worldwide and 41 chapters across the country.

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