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


Trump Or Biden Will Need To Reset Trade Policy To Stop China
Whoever wins in November, American trade policy needs a reset but neither the Trump nor Biden camps offer encouraging visions.
Ballooning Federal Deficits Threaten Fed Independence, And Give An Opening To Chinese Yuan
The Fed’s role in financing record federal deficits and the globalization of markets for U.S. securities have stolen the Fed’s policy-making clout.
Economic Data Forecasts For The Weeks Of September 21 And 28
My expectations for upcoming data releases, including Case-Shiller, Sept. Non-Farm Payrolls, GDP and Personal Income.
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.


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



Latest Posts
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.
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.

Work Experience

Economist and Professor of Business
University of Maryland
1996 - Present (25 years 1 month)
Director of Economics
U.S. Internaitonal Trade Commission
1993 - 1995 (2 years 9 months)


State University of New York at Albany
1970 / 1974


Currency Manipulation and Free Trade
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The Doha Round
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Nucor Corporation