Professor Emeritus, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland

Professor Peter Morici is a recognized expert on economic policy and international economics. Prior to joining the university, he served as director of the Office of Economics at the U.S. International Trade Commission. He is the author of 18 books and monographs and has published widely in ... more


There’s Not A Lot Fed Can Do About A Coronavirus Recession
Lowering interest rates won’t get factories back to work in China.
Trump's Phase One Deal With China Could Strengthen Free Trade
President Donald Trump's phase one deal could move the world closer to free trade and ultimately save the World Trade Organization.
Economic Data Forecasts For The Weeks Of February 24 And March 2.
Here are my forecasts for upcoming economic data for the next two weeks including such important releases as initial unemployemt claims, Chicago PMI and factory orders.
Is Donald Trump Is The Moderate Candidate In The 2020 Presidential Election?
The country will get a choice between a defender of the status quo ante - Donald Trump - and a radical vision to shake American capitalism to its foundations.
Opinion: Buttigieg’s Infrastructure Plan Is Just More Democratic Socialism
Pete Buttigieg’s sudden surge in Iowa and New Hampshire — and Joe Biden’s quick fade — make him the Democrats’ best hope to field a candidate in line with voters’ more-moderate center-left leanings. Or is he?
Why The Fed's Refusal To Issue Digital Dollars Threatens National Security
The Federal Reserve and Treasury oppose issuing digital dollars to ordinary citizens. That’s a burden on our economy and threat to national security.


AIG American International Group Inc
BND Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF
BP BP p.l.c.
C Citigroup Inc.
GM General Motors Company
GOOG Alphabet Inc. (Google)
GS Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
IYH iShares Dow Jones U.S. Healthcare Sector Index Fund



Latest Posts
Democrats And Detroit Need A Dose Of Reality About Electric Cars
Democratic presidential hopefuls and automakers are betting big on new technologies to rid cars of fossil fuels and field self-driving vehicles.
The Folly Of Elizabeth Warren's Wealth Tax
Warren is most intriguing, because she tries to make the case for a wealth tax more in terms of correcting adverse forces within the capitalist system than as a means to finance, for example, Medicare for all or a Green New Deal.
Decoding The Donald's Approach
The incoming president is pragmatic, not ideological.
Why A Fed Interest Rate Hike Would Help, Not Hurt Trump
The Federal Reserve would do Donald Trump and his supporters a favor by raising interest rates.
How Democrats Promote Poverty And Inequality
Hillary Clinton has made addressing inequality a central theme of her campaign, but the remedies she proposes are often worse than the disease.
​Americans Would Prosper Better With A Republican President
Unless a president presides over an absolute disaster—as did George W. Bush or Herbert Hoover—comparing one with another is tricky business. Too much depends on the domestic circumstances each inherits and conditions in the wider global economy.
Why America Is Not Safe From Islamic Terrorism
America cannot be safe from terrorism unless it roots out and destroys the Islamic State—at home and in the Middle East.

Work Experience

Economist and Professor of Business
University of Maryland
1996 - Present (24 years 6 months)
Director of Economics
U.S. Internaitonal Trade Commission
1993 - 1995 (2 years 2 months)


State University of New York at Albany
1970 / 1974


Currency Manipulation and Free Trade
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The Doha Round
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Nucor Corporation