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 And Forecasts For The Weeks Of Jan. 7 And 14
Forecasting the upcoming data, including such significant releases as Core CPI, Durable Goods, and the NAHB Index.
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Economic Data And Forecasts For The Weeks Of Dec. 31 And Jan. 7
My forecasts for upcoming data, including such significant releases as ADP December employment, the Treasure budget, and auto sales.
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The Good News About Trump's Brand Of Economics
The economy can keep on trucking, and 2019 will prove a year of redemption for the Trump economic team if the Fed shows restraint.
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China Is Counting On Its Trade Surplus In Battle For Supremacy
Resolving differences on trade, investment and industrial policies by March 1, as Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping, have resolved, is a terribly ambitious goal considering the complexity of the issues.
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Economic Data And Forecasts For The Weeks Of December 24 And 31
Here are my forecasts for upcoming economic data including such important releases as the October Case/Shiller Index, the Richmond Fed Mfg. Index, November New Home Sales, and Consumer Confidence.
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GM's Shareholders, Not Just Government, Should Be Calling For Barra's Head
It is ironic that General Motors CEO Mary Barra has drawn the ire of President Donald Trump and members of Congress for announcing plant closures in Michigan, Ohio and Canada when it is her shareholders who should be calling for her head.
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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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Latest Posts
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 (23 years 5 months)
Director of Economics
U.S. Internaitonal Trade Commission
1993 - 1995 (2 years 1 month)

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