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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Economic Data Forecasts For The Weeks Of February 17 And 24
Here are my forecasts for upcoming economic data.
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Although Optimism About The Economy Abounds, Don't Rule Out An Election-year Recession
The trade deal with China and Mr. Johnson’s masterful ascent, along with corporate tax cuts and deregulation, have the administration expecting good times. But we are one more big shock away from a global recession.
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Economic Data Forecasts For The Weeks Of February 10 And 17
Here are my forecasts for upcoming economic data including such important data releases as Core CPI, Business Inventories and Leading Indicators for January.
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Trump Should Offer A New Deal For The Middle Class In His State Of The Union Speech
The State of the Union on Tuesday night offers President Donald Trump an opportunity to focus the nation beyond impeachment — importantly, to establish his second-term agenda and launch his re-election campaign.
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Economic Data Forecasts For The Weeks Of February 3 And 10
Here are my forecasts for upcoming economic data. Including such important releases as Durable Goods Orders and January Retail Sales.
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Why Trump Deal With China Is Good For Free Trade
President Trump’s Phase One trade deal may save the World Trade Organization from breakdown and takes international commerce to a better place in a world divided between democratic market and autocratic state-directed economies.
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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
RSX MARKET VECTORS RUS ETF
SPY SPDR S&P 500

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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)

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