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

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Balancing On Site And Virtual Workforce In A Post COVID-19 World
COVID-19 has disrupted work for most folks like no event since the mechanization of agriculture or Henry Ford’s moving assembly line, but it’s not terribly novel.
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There’s A Far Simpler Way To Help Struggling Americans Than The Convoluted CARES Act And PPP
The jobs problem has become structural and will endure after COVID-19 is conquered.
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Economic Data Forecasts For The Weeks Of August 3 And 10
My prognosis for upcoming data releases, including Durable Goods, Nonfarm Payrolls, and PPI.
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Watch Out: Inflation Could Be Lurking On The Other Side Of The Pandemic
The Fed is printing trillions of dollars, while businesses are facing higher costs.
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Economic Data Forecasts For The Weeks Of July 27 And August 3
Estimating the data releases coming up, including Case/Shiller, Q2 GDP.
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More Economic Aid Needed Now To Avert America's COVID-19 Jobs Crisis
The economy could accomplish a full recovery in a few years, but policies to address the COVID-19 have been shortsighted. Federal jobless benefits are scheduled to run out this month. Without another stimulus bill a double dip recession is possible.
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Liberal Reforms And Flawed Union Model Are Root Causes Of Police Brutality
After the riots, looting and destruction following the death of George Floyd, Americans should be asking is it time for radical change — should Donald Trump be president? At least until they consider what Joe Biden is offering.
How The West Can Overcome The Chinese Juggernaut
In the wake of COVID-19, Americans have developed an increasingly negative view of China, and the policy of integrating it into the Western commercial system to promote democratic reforms has been discredited.
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.

Work Experience

Economist and Professor of Business
University of Maryland
1996 - Present (25 years)
Director of Economics
U.S. Internaitonal Trade Commission
1993 - 1995 (2 years 8 months)

Education

State University of New York at Albany
PhD
1970 / 1974
Economics

Publications

Currency Manipulation and Free Trade
Peter Morici
Peter Morici
12/01/2004
The Doha Round
Peter Morici
Nucor Corporation