ARER Fellows


Oral Capps, Jr.

Texas A&M University

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 126 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.


Soji O. Adelaja – Michigan State University

ARER Articles



Dharmasena S.; Capps, Oral, Jr.

Dec-12 Impact Of Food Contamination On Brands: A Demand Systems Estimation Of Peanut Butter Bakhtavoryan, Rafael; Capps, Oral, Jr.; Salin, Victoria
Oct-09 Assessing The Demand For A Functional Food Product: Is There Cannibalization In The Orange Juice Category? Yuan, Yan; Capps, Oral, Jr.; Nayga, Rodolfo M., Jr.
Apr-01 Health Knowledge And Consumer Use Of Nutritional Labels: The Issue Revisited Kim, Sung-Yong; Nayga, Rodolfo M., Jr.; Capps, Oral, Jr.
Apr-99 Examining Packer Choice Of Slaughter Cattle Procurment And Pricing Methods Capps, Oral, Jr.; Love, H. Alan; Williams, Gary W.; Adams, Wendi L.
Oct-95 Analysis Of Marketing Margins In The U.S. Lamb Industry Capps, Oral, Jr.; Byrne, Patrick J.; Williams, Gary W.