- Executive Professor and Regents Professor, Co-Director of the Agribusiness, Food and Consumer Economics Research Center, Southwest Dairy Marketing Endowed Chair
- AGLS 371C
- (979) 845-8492
- Undergraduate Education
- B.S. Mathematics, Virginia Tech
- Graduate Education
- M.S. Agricultural Economics, Virginia Tech
- M.S. Statistics, Virginia Tech
- Ph.D. Agricultural Economics, Virginia Tech
Areas of Expertise
- Consumer Demand
- Applied Econometrics
Oral Capps, Ph.D. is an Executive Professor, Regents Professor and holder of the Southwest Dairy Marketing Endowed Chair in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M University. He also serves as co-director of the Agribusiness, Food, and Consumer Economics Research Center (AFCERC). Capps is nationally and internationally recognized leader in demand analysis, specializing in working with large data bases. Applied research areas include analysis of expenditure patterns of prepared foods and foods eaten away from home, analysis of health and nutrition issues, uses of scanner-derived information for managerial decision-making in food retailing, unilateral price effects of mergers and acquisitions; and analysis of regional, national, and international markets for the agricultural, agribusiness, and financial sectors.
He has authored over 160 refereed journal articles, and co-authored four books, Food Demand Analysis: Implications for Future Consumption; Introduction to Agricultural Economics, Seventh Edition; Economic Impact of Country-of-Origin Labeling on the U.S. Beef Industry; and Changes in the Sheep Industry in the United States: Making the Transition from Tradition. Another book, A Practical Guide to Applied Econometrics Using SAS, is in process.
From 2008 to present, he has conducted nearly 70 seminars in applied econometrics for the SAS Institute, Inc. From 1995 to 2014, Capps conducted 65 seminars in applied econometrics, time-series analysis, and forecasting for the National Association of Business Economics (NABE). He was among a group of 60 business economists who assisted in the development of the Certified Business Economist (CBE) program launched by NABE in 2015. Finally, Capps is Co-Founder (in 2001) and Managing Partner of Forecasting and Business Analytics, LLC, (FABA) a consulting firm specializing in the use of quantitative methods to address economic problems.
According to RePEc/IDEAS rankings released in June 2021, based on the number of citations, Capps ranks in the top 9.40% out of 62,347 economists globally. He ranks in the top 8.52% in terms of the h-index. In terms of number of distinct research works, Capps ranks in the top 1.72%, and in terms of number of journal pages, he ranks in the top 3.67%.