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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Biden Needs More Than Multilateralism To Accomplish His Foreign Policy Goals
President Biden wants the world to know America is back, prepared to lead, committed to shared western goals, multilateralism, and diplomacy.
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Raise The Minimum Wage To $12 An Hour
Longitudinal studies show moderate increases in minimum wages don’t necessarily cause immediate bleeding of jobs to neighboring jurisdictions.
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Economic Data Forecasts For The Weeks Of March 1 And 8
Projections for upcoming data releases including nonfarm payrolls this week.
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Biden’s Foreign Policy Invites Chinese Aggression
President Biden wants the world to know America is back, prepared to lead and committed to shared goals, multilateralism and diplomacy. All this could end worse than America First.
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Inflation May Be On Biden’s Plate Sooner Than He Thinks
In a crisis, oversize federal deficits and printing money are necessary evils—as long as those are temporary.
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Forecasts For The Weeks Of February 22 And March 1
Prognosticating upcoming data releases, including Leading Indicators, Case-Shiller, ADP.
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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
Economic Data Forecasts For The Weeks Of Nov. 16 And 23
Prognosticating data releases for the next two weeks, including retail sales, industrial production, Case/Shiller.
Biden Remains Vague On How He Will Address Pandemics, Climate Change And China
President-elect Joe Biden won by renting a platform from left-wing Democrats and then going awfully vague on how he will address the nation’s existential challenges — pandemics, climate change mitigation and China.
Biden’s Tax Plan Would Torpedo Growth, Hurt Low Income Americans
Joe Biden captured the Democratic nomination with strong support from party elders earned by running as a moderate.
Joe Biden’s Economy Would Be Too Much Like Europe’s
The President trails Joe Biden by a substantial margin, according to recent polls. Trump has come up short on strategies to address COVID-19 and the crisis of confidence in our national institutions to offer all Americans a fair chance at succeeding.
Dems Pummel Postmaster General Louis DeJoy For No Good Reason
The U.S. Postal Service is a vital institution but hardly healthy, and the election-year histrionics are demagoguery.
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.

Work Experience

Economist and Professor of Business
University of Maryland
1996 - Present (25 years 7 months)
Director of Economics
U.S. Internaitonal Trade Commission
1993 - 1995 (2 years 3 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