Maine Center for Business and Economic Research

MCBER's Services

MCBER offers applied research and technical assistance services to economic development districts, profit and not-for-profit organizations, and individuals. These services include:

  • Survey-based research
  • Economic-impact analysis
  • Forecasting
  • Strategic planning
  • Program evaluation
  • Statistical analysis
  • Simulation modeling
  • Feasibility studies
  • Risk management
  • Market research
  • Financial and econometric modeling
  • Credit scoring
  • Customer satisfaction measurement
  • Stochastic service-system analysis and design
  • Expert legal testimony
  • Actuarial studies
  • Other forms of customized business/economic analysis

New Publications

"Building ARIMA and ARIMAX Models for Predicting Long-Term Disability Benefit Application Rates in the Public/Private Sectors"

Authored by MCBER staff and published by the Society of Actuaries Health Section, this report investigates two statistical approaches to forecasting long-term disability benefit claims.

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