Professor, 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 August 7 And August 14
Here are my forecasts for upcoming economic data including such important releases as Consumer Credit, Producer Price Index and Retail Sales.
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Economic Data And Forecasts For The Weeks Of July 24 And July 31
Here are my forecasts for upcoming economic data including such important releases as factory orders, existing home sales,consumer confidence and personal spending.
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Trump Falling Short On Promise To Fix Trade Deficit
President Trump is falling woefully short on his promise to fix the trade deficit. It’s on track to hit $570 billion this year — up from $505 billion in 2016.
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Economic Data And Forecasts For The Weeks Of July 17 And July 24
Here is my revised quarterly forecast and my forecasts for the weeks of July 17 and 24 including such important data as June housing starts and leading indicators.
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Economic Data And Forecasts For The Weeks Of July 10 And July 17
Here are my forecasts for upcoming economic data including for important releases such as the Philly Fed index, Core CPI, retail sales and business inventories.
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Economic Data And Forecasts For The Weeks Of July 3 And July 10
Here are my forecasts for upcoming economic data including important releases such as June PMI, construction spending, unemployment and durable goods orders.
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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 (21 years 11 months)
Director of Economics
U.S. Internaitonal Trade Commission
1993 - 1995 (2 years 8 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