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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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America’s Broken Unemployment Insurance Program
The nation’s unemployment insurance system is broken. The Financial Crisis and COVID-19 made painfully clear that it poorly serves our front-line workers and inadequately boosts consumer spending during recessions.
Economic Data Forecasts For The Weeks Of September 14 And 21
Expectations for upcoming data releases including FOMC, retail sales, unemployment.
Postal Service Is No Obstacle To Secure Mail-in Voting
The Postal Service should pose few challenges to secure mail-in voting but it faces long-term financial challenges. Like UPS, FedEx and Amazon, COVID-19 has stretched USPS resources to keep workers safe.
Massive Federal Deficits Risk America’s Financial Independence, Dollar’s Global Dominance
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell recently announced with much fanfare that the Federal Reserve would tolerate periods of inflation above 2% to compensate for failing to reach that target much of the last two decades.
Economic Data Forecasts For The Weeks Of September 7 And 14
Projections for upcoming data releases, including PPI, CPI, and the FMOC.
Social Democrat Joe Biden Holds Private Enterprise With Contempt
President Trump still trails Joe Biden by a significant margin in most polls. Some of that may be dismissed as a social response — folks reluctant to admit they will vote for an incumbent widely disliked beyond his base — but hardly all of it.
TikTok, WeChat Highlight Broader Antitrust Issues
President Donald Trump’s decision to ban individuals and businesses under U.S. jurisdiction from doing business with TikTok and WeChat is hardly provocative.
Economic Data Forecasts For The Weeks Of August 31 And September 7
Here are my forecasts for upcoming economic data including such important releases as August CPI, July JOLTS and August Nonfram payrolls. .
Expanding Apprenticeships Critical To Trump’s Or Biden’s Success
Whoever wins the election, the president should send legislation to congress to build out the Labor Department apprenticeship program. And challenge big businesses that say they can’t find enough qualified minority candidates...
Economic Data Forecasts For The Weeks Of Aug. 24 And 31
My predictions for upcoming data releases including Case/Shiller, Unemployment, Non-Farm Payrolls.
DOJ And FTC Must Stop Big Tech Companies From Censoring Speech
President Trump’s pending ban on Americans doing business with TikTok and WeChat is hardly provocative. However, it casts a light on a threatening antitrust problem: the privatization and manipulation of the public square by technology companies.
Economic Data Forecasts For The Weeks Of August 17 And 24
Here's what I expect from upcoming data releases, including Leading Economic Indicators, Case/Shiller and Q2 GDP.
Creating Paths To Better Jobs For Struggling Working Class Critical For Trump Reelection
Washington is Brigadoon: It reawakens every two years for politicians to campaign on the same tired ideas. Republicans preach tax cuts and deregulation, and Democrats soak the rich and more government spending.
Creating Paths To Better Jobs For Struggling Working Class Critical For Trump's Reelection
President Trump can win reelection but lighting a path for the unemployed, young people and minorities to decent jobs is critical.
Economic Data Forecasts For The Weeks Of August 10 And 17
Prognosticating the data releases for the next two weeks, including Core CPI.
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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