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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The West Has To Make China Play By The Rules Or Scrap The WTO
With solid reforms, the global trade body is surely worth saving. Without reforms, China isolates itself and hastens diversification of Western supply chains.
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EC The Fed Needs To Deploy Digital Dollars To Support Recovery
COVID-19 has left the U.S. and global economies in tough shape.
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Investors That Stick With Stocks Will Be Rewarded As Economy Reopens
The challenges imposed by social distancing in businesses and telecommuting leave little doubt the economy will be radically different going forward, but for ordinary investors stocks remain the cornerstone of a sound strategy.
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Economic Data Forecasts For The Weeks Of June 29 And July 6
My projections for upcoming data releases, including Case-Shiller, PMI and PPI.
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Economic Data Forecasts For The Weeks Of June 22 And 29
My projections for upcoming data, including some big changes to the various manufacturing indices.
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Socialism Tempts Millennials As Capitalism Struggles With COVID-19
The Pandemics are hardly new — the Spanish flu and other pathogens in 1957, 1968 and 2009 ripped through America.
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STOCKS I FOLLOW

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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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 (24 years 11 months)
Director of Economics
U.S. Internaitonal Trade Commission
1993 - 1995 (2 years 7 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