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 Forecasts For The Weeks Of February 20 And 27
Here are my forecasts for upcoming economic data including Michigan Consumer Sentiment, New Home Sales and other important data releases.
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Why Inflation Threatens The Middle Class
The consumer price index is up 2.5% over the past 12 months, the highest inflation rate in four years. Buffeted by slow growth and too few decent paying jobs, Americans now have to deal with more inflation.
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Economic Data Forecasts For The Weeks Of February 13 And 20
Here are my forecasts for upcoming economic data including for January CPI, Janauary Retail Sales and December Business Inventories.
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Economic Data Forecasts For The Weeks Of February 6 And 13
Here are my forecasts for upcoming economic data including retail sales, consumer price index and more.
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Trump’s Toughest Challenge — Revving Up Growth
Already President Trump is set to move decisively on the economy, but he must scale huge hurdles to accomplish 3 to 4 percent economic growth. Radical policy changes are required — tough to do even in this era of aggressive executive orders.
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Beyond The Art Of The Individual Deal
Trump must win systemic economic reforms to trigger widespread growth
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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
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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.
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Work Experience

Economist and Professor of Business
University of Maryland
1996 - Present (21 years 5 months)
Director of Economics
U.S. Internaitonal Trade Commission
1993 - 1995 (2 years 2 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